Thursday, October 20, 2005

Dreams Take Flight

For the past 11 years, Air Canada employees have been doing something pretty neat. All year they fundraise, volunteer their time, and find very special kids to take on a very special trip. Wednesday, October 19th at 6am, Dreams Take Flight Atlantic took off with 77 excited kids, and a whole bunch of grown up kids, for Walt Disney World, Florida!!! Magic 104 and our sister station from Halifax, Country 101 were very lucky to get invited along for the trip. Myself and my friend Denyse Sibley from Halifax got to have the adventure of a lifetime with exactly the kind of people to go on an adventure with, great kids and a bunch of grown up kids with the biggest hearts you can imagine. What a day! Maybe you heard me talking to the group of Moncton kids on the plane ride down, or later in the day as they got off the rides in The Magic Kingdom...You couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces for anything! 11 years ago in Toronto, a group of Air Canada employees had the idea for this...getting special kids to Disney for the day and letting them forget about their problems. Since 1989 about 10,000 kids have enjoyed the trip of a lifetime thanks to the hard work and big hearts of the people working at Air Canada. You can find out more about this terrific program at

In the pictures above you can see the whole group of us just after we landed in Orlando and one of me and my friends from Moncton and Saint John and my buddies from Country 101 Denyse and Shauna, we're standing on Main Street U.S.A. in The Magic Kingdom.

Thanks for listening!


Sunday, October 16, 2005

Walking For Wishes

Magic 104 got to be a part of something really special on Saturday, October 15th. I was asked to be Honourary Parade Chairman for this year's 2005 Children's Wish Foundation Walk For Wishes. The organization raised $15,000 this year! That's going to make wishes come true right here in New Brunswick. You can find out more at
The picture is of me with the fellow who's going to be plowing my driveway this Winter.

Thanks for listening!


Friday, October 14, 2005

The Long Run

I accomplished a lifetime goal on Sunday, October 9th and I just wanted to share the pictures. You heard me talking about how amazing it was running my first marathon... Here I am crossing the finish line at Moncton Coliseum at Legs For Literacy. The best part? Running the last ten feet with my daughters!

Thanks for sharing it with me,

Tony Smith

Monday, October 03, 2005

In The Pink

Sunday, October 2nd was the annual CIBC Run For The Cure for The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Thanks to your generous donations (Over $1,500!!!) I had to put on a pink dress, feather boa, pink hat and SHAVE MY LEGS!!! Thanks to my buddy Darrell Thurber for some of the great pics! The Magic 104 Radio Actives joined nearly 3,000 people at Moncton's Centennial Park and added your donations to just over $450,000 raised in Greater Moncton this year! Thanks for your generous support...Whenever we ask for your help with something we believe in you come through like dynomite! We think you're the greatest listeners on the planet!!!

Tony Smith
Magic 104 Morning Show