If you've visited YVR in the last 25 years or so chances are you've been greeted or assisted by one of our Green Coat Volunteers, immediately recognizable by their distinctive jackets and warm, welcoming smiles. If you have a question, they have an answer. They've gone out of their way to reunite lost passengers with friends and family, give directions to those in a hurry and help weary travellers in their time of need. They are one of the reasons that YVR was voted Best Airport in North America by Skytrax for a fifth year in a row in 2014.
Sometimes you forget just how much we owe to those who sacrifice their time and contribute out of the goodness of their hearts. Whether it be a youth soccer coach, community watch member or maybe an airport Green Coat Volunteer, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the volunteers of Canada, all 13.3 million of them.
We'd like to commend and recognize the hard work these volunteers do every day, and the dedication of volunteers around the country who make their local airport, community and Canada a better place.
Thank you, Green Coats!