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Through the Aviators: Part 1

“Through the Aviators” is a blog series created and written by the 2017 YVR Flight Crew. It will be composed of installments documenting our interactions and adventures at our 2017 Summer Festival Series events. Stay tuned for weekly stories and recaps!

Marpole Community Day

On June 3rd, 2017, the YVR Flight Crew made an exciting appearance at the annual Marpole Community Day. Located in our very own backyard, a short hop over the Fraser River, the Marpole community is an important contributor to our airport. It was obvious that the travel bug was in the air as we had lots of participants and interest in our contest to win free flights. There was lots of buzz about the possibility of traveling to our new destinations in Hangzhou and Qingdao, on Capital Airlines, and we were even able to learn new facts about those cities from members of the community! The YVR Flight Crew was really happy about engaging with the airport’s neighbors, and very excited to share information about our upcoming busy summer season.


Canada 150 Celebration at Dixon Elementary School

On June 2nd, 2017 the Flight crew participated in the Canada 150 celebration at Dixon Elementary School in Richmond, BC. This community-based event offered delicious food including a gourmet burger truck, an enticing kettle corn truck, pizza by the slice, snacks, and home-made baked goods. The activities were also abundant with options ranging from an outdoor movie to a teacher dunk tank! The students at Dixon Elementary really enjoyed the sports games, bouncy castles, face painting, henna and more that contributed to the exciting, fair-like atmosphere. Many people from the surrounding community stopped by to participate in the festivities!

The YVR Flight Crew was set up in the parking lot of Dixon Elementary School. The team engaged our enthusiastic participants with an exciting game of trivia on a spin wheel. The categories were: in your community, YVR challenge, sustainability, and economic generator. We posed difficult questions and the students at Dixon Elementary gave answers, which were rewarded with lollipops of course! We operated alongside RCMP who offered personalized tours of an RCMP cruiser. The Airside Operations team also provided tours of Red 9, their airside fire truck. Children had an opportunity to try on kids sized gear and helmets, which ensued quite a popular photo op! All in all, the Canada 150 celebration did Canada proud.


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