President's Perspective: February 2013

YVR community dayVancouver Airport Authority is often recognized for its business excellence, but I’m also very proud of our many accomplishments as a community-based organization.  Supporting our community is at the core of what we do and who we are; here’s a look at several initiatives currently underway.

Located at the end of the South Runway, Flight Path Park was originally built in 1997 as a gathering-place for neighbours and plane-spotters. As you’ll read in this month’s Air Mail we’re making upgrades to the park this year. An integral part of this process is finding out what our community envisions for Flight Path Park.  We recently held an open house here at YVR and received significant amount of feedback from all members of the community.  I look forward to seeing this project take shape over the next year, and I encourage you to continue to send us your ideas for the future of Flight Path Park.

I’m sure many of you will agree that the return of NHL hockey is a true reason to celebrate.  This year, the Airport Authority will showcase its hockey spirit at Richmond Celebrates Hockey Day, a one-day event celebrating all things hockey at the Richmond Oval.  The City of Richmond is staging this first-class event for the second consecutive year. The Airport Authority is proud to sponsor the Community Stage and promote a contest for tickets to the alumni game via our blog, YVR Connections. We’re looking forward to cheering on some of the greatest hockey players of all time alongside our neighbours.

If you want to learn more about our community initiatives, be sure to read YVR Insider.  It’s a monthly, two-page feature that runs in the Richmond Review and Richmond News, dedicated to keeping you informed about what’s happening at YVR.  Watch for our February edition in the News on February 13 and in the Review on February 15, focusing on environmental initiatives including noise management and cycling on Sea Island.

We look forward to seeing you soon, either in the community or at YVR, as we continue our work to create an airport British Columbia can be proud of.



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