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Northern Lights Aero Foundation Annual Elsie MacGill Gala Tickets on Sale

2 August 2022, Toronto, ON – Tickets go on sale today for the Northern Lights Aero Foundation’s 13th annual Elsie MacGill Award Gala on October 22, 2022. The event will be in-person at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel and Suites in Richmond Hill.

“It’s been a tough couple of years for the industry and we’re very much looking forward to celebrating these eight deserving women in aviation and aerospace,” commented Kathleen Lang, President of Northern Lights Aero Foundation. “Plans are in the works for a bigger event this year and we look forward to seeing industry leaders, aviation students, and partners for an enjoyable evening.”

Early bird tickets are $150/person until August 31, then $170/person afterward. Student tickets are also available for $95/person. Visit to purchase. Corporate tables and sponsorship also available on the website. Contact for more information.

The 2022 award recipients are:

Business Award – Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Air Canada Executive Vice President

Education Award – Stéphanie Angrand, instructor, Canadian Forces leadership school

Engineering Award – Damineh Akhavan, CEO of Global Women in STEM

Flight Operations Award – Kim Winsor, Air Canada training Captain

Government Award – Gisele Garceau, professional engineer and commercial pilot

Trailblazer Award – Marlene Shillingford, Chief Warrant Officer, 2 Canadian Air Division

Rising Star Award – Donya Naz Divsalar, CEO Caidin Biotechnologies

Rising Star Award – Zainab Azim,future astronaut Virgin Atlantic

Visit the website (link: for full 2022 recipient bios.

About Northern Lights Aero Foundation

NLAF is a not for profit organization that inspires and encourages Canadian women in aviation and aerospace with mentorship, scholarships, a speaker’s bureau and the annual Elsie MacGill Awards gala.

For more information, please visit, and follow @NorthernLightsAero on Facebook and Instagram.