YVR lit up its air-traffic control tower blue earlier this month in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) and as part of the Light It Up Blue (LIUB) initiative.
Thanks to support from NavCanada, YVR’s control tower was the only in Canada to participate in LIUB. Other buildings in Canada that went blue included Air Canada Centre in Toronto, home of the Toronto Raptors; Rogers Arena, home to the Vancouver Canucks; Telus World of Science; and BC Place Stadium.
YVR’s control tower featured blue lights igniting the base and from the 13th to 17th floor of the 19-storey tower during the evening hours of Monday, April 2 and early-morning hours of Tuesday, April 3.
LIUB was founded in 2010 by Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, which each year lights up hundreds of the world’s most iconic buildings and landmarks in blue, the official colour of Autism Speaks.
The unique LIUB initiative aligns well with YVR’s accessibility program, which helps families and individuals with physical and cognitive challenges travel as freely as possible.