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YVR Commissions Community Showcase Films From 15 B.C. Communities

May 25, 2009

Vancouver Airport Authority has commissioned 15 community showcase films from cities across British Columbia to highlight the best of the province as it prepares to welcome the world for the 2010 Winter Games.

May 25, 2009 - 10:00 AM

Vancouver Airport Authority has commissioned 15 community showcase films from cities across British Columbia to highlight the best of the province as it prepares to welcome the world for the 2010 Winter Games.

The 15 short films will be shown on select video screens throughout Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and online at yvrconnections.com leading up to and during the Games period.

The following B.C. communities have been invited to participate in the program. With direct flights to YVR, each community provides visitors with a gateway to the various regions of the Province:

Campbell River
Castlegar
Cranbrook
Fort St. John
Kamloops
Kelowna
Nanaimo
PentictonPort Hardy
Prince George
Prince Rupert
Terrace
Tofino
Victoria
Williams Lake

The Airport Authority will provide each community with a $10,000 sponsorship to film and edit a three-minute promotional video about their community that welcomes the world to British Columbia.
Members of the Airport Authority's executive team will make announcements and cheque presentations in each of the 15 communities in the coming weeks. Filmmakers in each of the participating communities will be selected with the help of local Spirit of BC Community Committees.

"YVR is British Columbia's airport, and as the official airport for the 2010 Winter Games, we have a unique opportunity to showcase our province and country," said Paul Levy, Vice President, Planning 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Vancouver Airport Authority. "No matter where our customers fly from or what language they speak, we want them to know they've arrived in British Columbia and at the host city of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games."

YVR expects to welcome more than 17 million passengers in 2009, with an incremental 200,000 passengers travelling during February and March 2010 for the Games alone. As many as 80,000 passengers will use the airport per day at peak times during the Games.

YVR's facilities and services offer passengers an outstanding travel experience while its infrastructure allows for the handling of both large and small aircraft. During the 2010 Winter Games, this capacity will be used to its fullest as the Airport Authority works to care for every passenger that visits YVR for the Games or any other reason.

About Vancouver Airport Authority
Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that operates Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Canada's second busiest airport, YVR welcomed 17.9 million people in 2008, and is the Official Airport of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. 70 airlines serve YVR, including scheduled carriers, charters, code share and cargo carriers which connect travellers to more than 130 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.

-YVR-

For more information:
YVR Media Relations
Vancouver Airport Authority
604.880.9815
media_relations@yvr.ca
www.yvr.ca

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