YVR in the Community

Vancouver Airport Authority has been busy in and around the community over the last month. Below, a summary of recent events. 

We hosted our annual public meeting on May 12, reporting on 2010 results to an audience of approximately 100 people. Thanks to all who attended and those who posed questions at the open mic; it is great to hear directly from you.

The Orbis Pull for Sight has become an annual May event at YVR. This year, 20 teams enrolled to move a FedEx cargo plane on the apron. The event is part of Orbis’ national tour to raise funds and awareness for eye care in developing countries.

Many YVR employees left their cars at home during the first week of June, to take part in the 2011 Bike to Work Week (BTWW). Hosted by Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, YVR participants joined the 3,500 cyclists taking part for a two-wheeled summer commute. Continuing on the cycling theme, YVR also sponsored the 2011 Island City by Bike tour, a great way to discover family-friendly bike trails in Richmond. Be sure to visit our Sea Island bike routes.

Ships to Shore 2011 lucked out with the first real sign of summer in sunny Steveston. Four impressive tall ships docked at Steveston to thrill the 40,000 people who came to enjoy the festival. The YVR Community Stage provided entertainment throughout the weekend and was still standing on Sunday, despite the faux gun battles that took place between the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain. What a thrill!

YVR was there for the grand opening of the 2011 season of Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and the unveiling of its new Mainstage tent, and again in support of the Vancouver Aquarium at their annual Night at the Aquarium fundraising gala. 

Finally, don’t forget to check out the Bhangra.Me Exhibition at Museum of Vancouver (MOV),  on display through October 23, 2011.

We are proud of these partnerships that encourage community spirit and boost interest and tourism in the region.

Enter to Win MOV Membership
As a MOV community partner, we have ten one-year MOV memberships for the first ten correct answers submitted by email: Bhangra originated as a folk dance by Punjabi farmers in 11th century – what was the purpose of the dance? Entry deadline: June 30, 2011.

Submit your answer to: community_relations@yvr.ca

 

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