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YVR Air Mail

Official Newsletter for Vancouver Airport Authority

December 2011

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YVR Gives Back For The Holidays

With the holiday season comes a strong sense of community and giving. This year, businesses at YVR stepped up their spirit of giving by accumulating 500 food-filled hampers to donate to Quest Food Exchange for people in need of a little helping hand.

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snow ops

The Right Stuff To Handle The White Stuff

Maintaining a safe and secure airfield for aircraft and passengers is the focus of operations at Vancouver International Airport.

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School Program

It's A Wrap For YVR's School Program

Over ten weeks, more than 1,750 students from 43 Metro Vancouver schools participated in the Airport Authority’s annual tour program.

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Family Travel

Family Travel Made Easy

The weather outside might be frightful, but travel with kids really can be delightful. Just read up on these handy tips to make your family holiday start off with some cheer this year.

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YVR Welcomes Santa To Town

The bright winter sun turned out along with 35 Vancouver Airport Authority employees, Green Coat volunteers and their families to walk in the 8th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, December 4.

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Airport Authority Awards Recognize BCIT Aerospace Students

In November, Brett Patterson, Vancouver Airport Authority's Director of Airside Operations, and Frank O'Neill, past President and CEO of YVR Airport Services, presented the 2011 Airport Authority scholarship awards to three deserving students.

Click for More Info See who won here.

Make Your List and Check It Twice at YVR This Holiday

From Versace to Victoria's Secret and Apple, there's something for everyone on your gift-giving list this holiday season at YVR.

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Aircraft of the Month: Santa's Sleigh

Santa’s Sleigh has been a leader and pioneer in green aircraft technology since the beginning. Powered solely by reindeer, this fast, light weight aircraft is able to travel around the globe in mere hours, delivering toys to boys and girls as they sleep.

Click for More Info Get all the details about Santa's Sleigh here.


YVR's fleet of snow removal equipment could clear the equivalent of Granville Street, full width and full length, from the Fraser River to the Burrard Inlet, in just 18 minutes.


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