This week, Airport Authority staff volunteered their time and skills at Quest Food Exchange to distribute 500 Christmas hampers for families in need. Employees at YVR collected and donated food for the hampers for Quest’s clients.
As the YVR School Program comes to an end this week, I want to say a huge thanks to all 43 participating schools and the 1700+ students who came and visited us here at the Vancouver International Airport.
Canadian Blood Services is encouraging airport employees and travellers to get on board and save lives this Friday (November 18) when it deploys the Bloodmobile, a donor clinic on wheels. The Bloodmobile will be parked on the curb outside of the International Terminal on Level 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Last month, we donned our cowboy hats and laced up our boots to attend the Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD) Western Round-Up themed gala fundraiser. As the Gold Nugget sponsor, the Airport Authority celebrated the contributions made by RCD to our local community by presenting a cheque to the Centre for $5,000.
YVR’s School Tour program is now in full swing. Each week, approximately 270 Grade 5 students from across Metro Vancouver come for a tour of the public areas of the airport. Guided by Annalisa, Marcus and Wyanne the students experience the excitement of YVR, what they need to do when taking a flight, security requirements, airport sustainability practices and the NATO phonetic alphabet!
The YVR school program, which takes grade 5 classes on a fact-filled field trip around the airport, started this week.
It's back to school for the kids and for some lucky students, a tour at YVR! YVR's School Tour Program - The Future Lands Here - returns on September 27 for a third year of fun and exploration.
In June we asked you to send in ideas for our Observation Area. Thanks to all of those who submitted comments, we have received lots of great ideas. We have made a shortlist and encourage you to vote for your favorite.
YVR staff, volunteer Green Coats, family and friends represented YVR today in the annual Steveston Salmon Festival Canada Day Parade.
Shiver me timbers! More than 37,000 people stepped back in time this weekend to be a part of the Ships to Shore Steveston 2011 festival at Garry Point Park.