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JULY 2010

Take Off Fridays at YVR


Are you looking for something free and fun for your family to do this summer? Or are you travelling out of the airport this summer? Starting this month, come to YVR and get your face painted, listen to the latest beats and sample treats from some of YVR’s shops and restaurants. Every Friday, July 9 – August 27, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Take Off Friday summer celebrations will take place in the Domestic Terminal, Departures Level and will include: face painting, five DJs, delicious Food On the Fly offers, free treats and samples from some of YVR’s shops and restaurants including: Absolute Spa, A&W, Daniel Le Chocolat Belge, Starbucks and more.

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Q: Thanks for speaking with us today. I guess the first big question is how did you get involved in the aviation world? A: I joined American Airlines right after doing my MBA at the University of Texas. I was attracted to the industry in general because I felt I could make a contribution. I was attracted to the company specifically because of its ambitious growth plan. Q: So, are you originally from the United States? A: Actually, I was born in Canada. I’ve lived in both Canada and the US… with a few years of high school spent in Ireland.

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Enter to win prizes featuring an ultimate behind-the-scenes tour of YVR for a family of four, accommodation at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, plus weekly prize draws. Also, while enjoying the YVR summer festivities, kids and adults alike can explore YVR’s Public Observation Area. The Observation Area features unobstructed views of YVR’s busy airfield, telescopes to zoom in on all the action, an interactive model of Sea Island and behind-the-scenes videos of the airport community. Come and join in the fun, starting with a ride on the Canada Line or ride your bike, and take advantage of the free festivities at YVR this summer. 

Meet Mary Jordan, new chair of Vancouver Airport Authority On June 10, 2010, Mary Jordan became the new chair of Vancouver Airport Authority’s community-based Board of Directors. Jordan replaced Graham Clarke who had been the chair since 1997 and who remains on the Airport Authority’s Board. Following is a recent Q&A session with Mary Jordan.

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Q: What do you recall as your best moment in the aviation industry? A: I’d have to say that it was

joining a company that took risks on people. American Airlines had a practice of giving people all sorts of interesting assignments. That turned out to be a fantastic thing for my career. Q: And what was your most terrifying moment? A: One assignment—that in retrospect I was lucky to get—was a transfer from a purely staff role to one in operations. I was sent to California to head up a commuter airline and I had absolutely no operations experience…and on my calendar the first week was a meeting with the Federal Aviation Authority! But it proved to me that if you have the right people in the right roles you are able to achieve a tremendous amount. Ultimately, I was very proud of what we accomplished and it led to my being assigned to Canadian Airlines, which was an American Airlines partner at the time. Q: Did you continue in an operations capacity at Canadian Airlines? A: I came to Canadian Airlines initially in the role of president of Canadian Regional. After that, I moved to the mainline as senior VP, customer service and operations… so yes, I did See MARY JORDAN page 3

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Vancouver Airport Services invests in three U.K. airports Last month, Vancouver Airport Services acquired a 65 per cent share of U.K.-based Peel Airports Limited (PAL), which includes key airport assets of Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA), Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) and Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA). Liverpool’s JLA, which opened in 1933, is one of the U.K.’s longest established operational airports. DSA, situated 40 kilometres from Sheffield, is the U.K.’s newest airport and currently handles around one-million passengers per year, flying to more than 40 destinations. DTVA, located in the north of England, offers flights to a wide variety of destinations across the U.K. and Europe. “Vancouver Airport Services has a strong track record of investing in and providing value-added

management services for airports around the world,” said George Casey, president and CEO of Vancouver Airport Services. “We look forward to working with The Peel Group and the stakeholders involved in these airports.” The Peel Group will retain a 35 per cent investment in PAL and a presence on the new board. PAL owns 100 per cent of JLA and DSA and 75 per cent of DTVA, with local borough councils owning the remaining 25 per cent. “We are delighted to move forward and partner with Vancouver Airport Services,” said Peel Group chairman John Whittaker. “Its network of international airports and expertise as a leading airport specialist will further increase the success of these growing regional airport businesses. The retention of a significant investment in the

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joint venture, together with our associated airport-related property, is firmly in line with our strategy of creating long term partnerships to unlock value from the relationship between our diverse infrastructure, transport and real estate assets.” Vancouver Airport Services is jointly owned by Vancouver Airport Authority and Citi Infrastructure Investors. With this investment, Vancouver Airport Services operates and/or invests in a global portfolio of 19 airports. In 2009, its network of airports reported revenues of more than $530 -million and combined passenger traffic totalling more than 28.5 million. The Peel Group is a leading infrastructure, transport and real estate enterprise in the U.K., with assets owned and under management in excess of $9.6-billion.

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Environment Week hits close to home

Each year during the first week of June, the airport gets just a little greener as the airport community comes together to celebrate Environment Week. This year’s events, held from May 31-June 4, were themed Bringing Environment Home to help inform and educate employees about what they could do at home and in the workplace to positively impact the environment. To kick-off the week, YVR co-hosted a commuter station at the Canada Line Templeton station with the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC) to promote cycling to work. The commuter

station was a celebratory pit stop set up for cyclists to enjoy food and drinks, pick up bike maps and learn about bike maintenance. Several hardy-souls tracked and reported their cycling commutes during the very rainy week, logging more than 600 kilometres. Others did their part by participating in Commuter Challenge. Airport Authority employees were encouraged to use any mode of sustainable transportation—walking, cycling, transit or carpooling. The Commuter Challenge had 7.7 per cent of the Airport Authority’s 416 employees participating, resulting in

332 kilometers saved and preventing 566 kilograms of carbon emissions. The theme, Bringing Environment Home was brought home to employees through a trade show display. Organizations including Westcoast Select, Great Canadian Bookstore, City of Vancouver, Eco Convenience, Get Local BC, BC Hydro, BC Farmers Markets, Encorp, Earthwise, and Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre—showcased the many ways we can all improve our homes to protect the environment, from water-saving lawn care to energy efficiency through green building practices.

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The third major event for Environment Week was the first annual Clear Skies Awards held to recognize outstanding environmental achievements in the airport community. In the business category, CARA Airline Solutions, an airline catering company, came out on top. Other nominees were Air Canada, Air North, Cathay Pacific Airways, Globeground Fuel Services, Little Wings Daycare, MTU Maintenance,

Purolator Courier Ltd, and Securiguard. In the individual category, Purolator Courier’s Shawn Dhanda edged-out fellow nominees from the Airport Authority Dave Harkness, Maintenance D-Crew and Christine Woodhouse. Once again, Environment Week in 2010 was a success, with thanks to all who participated and to the Airport Authority’s Environment Department for bringing all these events together.

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Most of us do what we can to minimize our impact on the environment—whether it’s driving less, recycling more or eating local—and it’s inspiring to learn what other people are doing to go green. That’s why Vancouver Airport Authority launched the first annual Clear Skies Awards at YVR. With hundreds of businesses and thousands of employees making up the YVR community, the Airport Authority wanted to give business partners a chance to share their ideas and stories to help inspire us all. In the business category, CARA Airline Solutions, an airline catering company, came out on top. Their commitment to improving their environmental performance is impressive and some of their achievements include: • A 17 per cent reduction in fuel consumption, saving 103 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing more fuel-efficient vehicles and implementing anti-idling programs; • A reduction in the amount of waste—cardboard, food packaging and office waste— sent to landfill by 32 per cent through an aggressive recy-

cling campaign; • Increasing their energy efficiency by removing unnecessary lights and installing motion sensors and timers. There were eight other nominees in the business category, each demonstrating outstanding initiatives and a true commitment to the environment: • Air Canada, for their use of alternative fuels and fuelreduction efforts; • Air North, for their use of propane-powered and electric tractors at YVR; • Cathay Pacific Airways, for their purchase of a fully-electric operations vehicle; • Globeground Fuel Services, for their safe and effective management of YVR jet fuel delivery system; • Little Wings Daycare, for teaching children of airport employees about the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle; • MTU Maintenance, for their hazardous materials reduction programs; • Purolator Courier Ltd, for their recycling programs, fuelefficient delivery vehicles, and green building practices; • Securiguard, for their use of hybrid vehicles and electric scooters.

In the individual category, Shawn Dhanda from Purolator Courier beat out fellow nominees by implementing a recycling system that reduces waste by more than 283,000 kilograms per year. Also nominated in the individual category for their environmental efforts were Dave Harkness, from Vancouver Airport Authority’s Parking and Ground Transportation Group, Vancouver Airport Authority Maintenance D-Crew and Christine Woodhouse, also from Vancouver Airport Authority. The Clear Skies Awards were introduced as part of Environment Week at YVR, held each year in the first week of June, to bring the airport community together to celebrate and promote environmental sustainability. Learn about some of the airport’s other green initiatives by reading more sustainability stories on the airport’s website at, or find out about the Airport Authority’s environmental goals and performance in the Environment section of its 2009 Annual and Sustainability Report, also available online. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees.

Vancouver Airport Authority vice-president of community and environmental affairs, Anne Murray, presents Andre Fernandes from CARA Airline Solutions with a Clear Skies Award for their commitment to improving their environmental performance.





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Students launch retail careers at YVR While retail may not be the first thing you think of when you hear the name YVR, it is a major part of Vancouver Airport Authority’s business and offers highly sought-after opportunities for job seekers. With more than 160 concessions throughout the airport, YVR offers a range of retail and food and beverage options for travellers and job seekers. It is this plethora of opportunity that inspired the Airport Authority to launch its Retail Fundamentals Program in 2007. The Retail Fundamentals Program is an exclusive retail training program for local grade 11 and 12 students in the Richmond School Board who are looking to kick start their retail careers. The month-long program provides comprehensive retail training and hands-on experience—all while offering the unique opportunity to meet travellers from around the world. “This program creates practicum

opportunities for students who are interested in retail careers and enjoy a multi-cultural environment,” said Julian Asuncion, retail and passenger services, Vancouver Airport Authority. “The program not only provides the work experience that students require to graduate, but also gives our concession partners a new potential workforce.” Since the program started in 2007, YVR retail operators HDS Retail, HMS Host Retail, Hudson Group and The Paradies Shops have created retail opportunities for more than 90 students. Approximately one-third of students who start in the program continue on to work with Airport Authority past their practicum. In fact, several students who started with the program in 2007 continue to work at the airport. We congratulate the 2010 students on wrapping up another successful practicum. Best of luck this summer! 

South airfield gets green lights In 1931, the first lighting to direct aircraft to YVR was mounted on the roof of the Hudson’s Bay department store in downtown Vancouver. Needless to say, the airport’s lighting system has improved since then, and this summer it’s being taken to the next level. YVR’s south airfield will be getting greener and brighter with the installation of 1,300 new, more energy-efficient, lightemitting diode (LED) lights and upgrades to the lighting infrastructure. Many of the LED lights will be part of new centerlines—green in colour—on the south airfield’s taxiways and have the same benefits as the LED lights used in homes. The lights save energy and because they have to be changed less frequently are more costeffective than traditional runway lights. The project, to be completed over three years, will use 150 kilometres of new cable—that’s enough to reach from Vancouver to Victoria. Along with the new lights and cable, other maintenance projects, such as repainting of runway lines that fade from weather and the use of snowclearing equipment and rubber removal,

will be carried-out. Aviation enthusiasts will be interested to hear that the work includes the implementation of a Surface Movement and Guidance Control System (SMGCS) on the south runway—an advanced system to help safely move aircraft during low-visibility conditions. Regular maintenance of YVR’s runways and operating surfaces happens daily, but some projects such as electrical work require longer closures and good weather. So every summer, the airport temporarily closes the south runway at night to minimize disruptions to day-time flights during the busy travel season. This year, the south runway will be closed nightly July 4-August 28, between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. to allow crews to carry out the work. While the south runway is closed, the north runway will be used for all take-offs and landings. Once work is completed, normal operations will resume. To find updates and follow the progress of these projects, check the airport’s website and YVR’s official blog—

Mary Jordan from page 1 continue in operations roles. Q: Where do you see those new opportunities? A: There are definitely new opportunities for routes to Asia, and new routes with carriers such as WestJet. We should also be looking at regions that are not well served from YVR, such as Latin America. With the advent of long-range aircraft, there are very few areas that are beyond our reach. I hope that we see more liberalization of air policies that allow us to take advantage of these new route opportunities. Q: What do you think is the biggest challenge for YVR in the near term? A: The biggest challenge for us is growing the business. While the economy is recovering, some areas are experiencing faster growth than others. Over the past 18-20 months, airlines have cut service, but I’m pleased to see it’s starting to turn around now. We have to grow, but at the same time maintain our standards of excellent service and safety—which is always our number one priority. YVR needs to stay flexible so we can take advantage of any number of possibilities coming our way in the form of new airlines, routes or air policies. We have a duty to be nimble and aggressive, since we add significant economic value to B.C. and Canada.

Q: We’ve seen a lot of growth at YVR in terms of capital expansion.

Learn about YVR’s noise management Are you interested in learning how YVR handles the complex issue of noise management? Would you like to know more on how the Airport Authority monitors and tracks aircraft noise? If so, Vancouver Airport Authority is offering two more information seminars on noise management.

Upcoming seminars are scheduled for: • Saturday, 17 July 2010, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. • Saturday, 20 November 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration closes one week prior to the seminar date. Space is limited and valid government-issued photo identification is required to participate in the airfield tour. For more information on the seminars and to register, contact YVR Noise Management at

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Three simple steps for smooth sailing at YVR

Cruising season is in full-swing, with May to September being peak-season for the popular Vancouver-Alaska experience. Many of those cruise passengers begin and end their journey at YVR, and the Airport Authority is aiming to make their airport

experience the best it can be. YVR is once again teaming up with Port Metro Vancouver, cruise lines and its airline and government partners at the airport to offer U.S. passengers streamlined processes for getting between their ship

and aircraft. Two programs, U.S. Direct and Onboard Check-in, offer eligible passengers quick and easy connections to make their journey efficient and effortless. U.S. Direct allows passengers arriving at YVR to transfer directly to a same-day-departing cruise ship. Onboard Check-in allows passengers arriving back from their journey on a cruise ship and flying out of YVR on the same day to check-in from their boat. Both processes reduce wait times, and by taking baggage directly to or from a flight make travel easier for cruise passengers. In order to get through YVR smoothly, cruise ship passengers are being encouraged to think 3-2-1. Arrive, check-in and go through security three hours before a USA departure. With two hours to go, pick up duty free, souvenirs and grab a bite to eat and at the one-hour mark, passengers can get to their gate and relax before their flight. The 3-2-1 formula is based on the successful 5-4-3-2-1 campaign YVR communicated to passengers departing from the 2010 Winter Games that contributed to the airport managing 39,000 people on March 1, its busiest day ever. In 2009, nearly 900,000 passengers on 256 sailings passed through Port Metro Vancouver’s facilities. Find out more about the 2010 cruise season including a full schedule, information for passengers and links to book your own Alaska or B.C. cruise experience on the Port Metro Vancouver’s website, at

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• Always check the ship’s departure time before going ashore. Protect your safety during shore excursions by confirming that tour guides are reputable and insured. • Contact a travel medicine clinic well before departure for advice on immunizations and preventive medication as well as measures to avoid disease. • Watch what you eat and drink. Alert the cruise line in advance of any special dietary needs and insist on bottled water while ashore. • Inquire before booking whether your needs will be met aboard the ship if you have a disability or are chronically ill. • Remember to bring an extra pair of eyeglasses in case of breakage or loss. • Stay safe by participating in lifeboat drills, ensuring there are enough life jackets in your cabin, and becoming familiar with evacuation procedures. • Familiarize yourself with the local laws and customs of the countries you will be visiting.

Tips for safe travel abroad The 2010-2011 edition of Bon Voyage, But...: Essential Information for Canadian Travellers, published by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, is now available. Published in separate English and French versions, its purpose is to provide the knowledge and skills Canadians need to travel responsibly and with confidence, while avoiding the pitfalls they could experience in foreign countries. The publication outlines essential consular services available to Canadians around the world and includes a directory of Canadian government offices abroad where help is at hand. This and other smart-travel publications, such as Well on Your Way: A Canadian’s Guide to Healthy Travel Abroad and Dual Citizenship: What You Need to Know, can also be downloaded at publication.

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Preparation and planning key when flying with kids Family vacations can provide some of the best memories, but everyone’s worst nightmare is an unruly child on an aircraft who makes the trip difficult not only for the parent but everyone else. Travelling with young children requires planning and preparation to handle whatever may arise on the way to the airport, in the terminal, or during the flight and can mean the difference between good or bad flight experiences. Following are some guidelines and tips to help make flying with kids easier.

Before you go

Get your kids excited. Involve them as early as possible by having them select a soft toy that’s big enough to be a pillow on the plane, but not big enough to be a hassle. Choose midweek flights. That way, more planes and airports are likely to be calm. Night flights are best for international travel, and direct flights are life-savers for short distances. Check the fine print of your ticket. Knowledge is power, so find out what you can expect from your airline. Check details for bulkhead seats, bassinets, kids’ activities and fees for things such as car seats. Proper documentation. Parents who share custody of their children should carry copies of the legal custody documents. It is also recommended that they have a letter of authorization from the other custodial parent to take the child on a trip out of the country. Such a letter will confirm that the child is not being abducted or taken against his/her will. The parents’ full name, address and telephone number should be included in the letter of authorization. Do as much as you can before you get to the airport. Check-in online, pack lightly and select your seat. Request the bulkhead seats if possible. Those seats provide easier access to a small space near the restrooms on bigger planes if you need to stand with your baby at any time during flight. Find out what in-flight services are offered so you can focus on fun things early on, like watching the planes take off and land or playing in the kids’ zones.

At the airport

YVR is one of the most beautiful airports in the world and was recently voted the Best Airport in North America. The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade Canoe, by Bill Reid, is one of its focal points. This stunning sculpture is six metres long by four metres high and is the focal point of the International Terminal. The airport is studded with other spectacular pieces of Northwest Coast Aboriginal art that expresses the character and heritage of B.C. Budding aviators will enjoy the Public Observation Area. This space, located in the Domestic Terminal, has views of YVR’s airfield, and the telescopes at the windows provide a close-up view of aircraft landing, taking off and general airfield activity. A

large scale model offers a bird’s-eye perspective of YVR’s island home and touchscreen kiosks illustrate various aspects of the airport’s story including past, present and future growth of the airport. Postsecurity, the expanded C-Pier features a Whistler-inspired play area for kids. Get obligations out of the way. Condensing the airport experience into bite-size chunks prevents it from becoming overwhelming. Clarify each activity by making it clear exactly what they’re participating in: “Now, we’ll go through security and after, you’ll get a treat.” Refuel. There are a slew of familyfriendly eateries pre- and post-security at YVR. Remember to refill water bottles and sippy cups right after security. Have more snacks prepared than you think you’ll need. Raisins, dried fruits, and cereals are healthy and easy to pack, and choosing sugar-free options help to avoid in-flight mood spikes. Board wisely. If your seats are assigned, don’t board the plane early—the last thing you’ll need is more tarmac-time. However, if you’re dealing with a first-come-firstserve policy, take advantage of the time you have and get in there. If you have the option to purchase priority boarding, do it.




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Boeing, Air China finalize order for 737-800s

Boeing has finalized an order with Air China, the flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China, for 20 Next-Generation 737-800 jetliners. Air China operates international and domestic passenger and cargo services. The carrier will use the airplanes to expand its domestic routes. “Our long-standing and productive partnership with Air China goes back to the airline’s beginning and we’re proud to be part of their success,” said Jim Simon, vice president, China Sales, Boeing

Commercial Airplanes. “Air China’s order reflects our solid partnership and the proven performance of the Next-Generation 737 in its fleet.” Boeing announced last month that it will increase production rates on the Next-Generation 737 program to 35 airplanes per month in 2012. The rate increase will meet the demand for the Next-Generation 737. The Next-Generation 737 family has more than 2,000 unfilled orders from customers around the world.

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Surprise them. Have a small bag of toys and diversions that you’ve put together beforehand. Colouring books, cards, action figures, games, and low-maintenance crafts will keep kids happily occupied. Ration. Turn to the bag of tricks only when you’ve exhausted all the free fun— cloud spotting, looking at pictures in the in-flight magazine, playing “I Spy” and so on. Then, introduce one new entertaining item per hour, like playing hangman or tictac-toe on paper. Prepare for battle. Pack an extra pacifier, pain reliever, and an over-abundance of both wet wipes and patience. Landing Take your time. As with takeoff, you may have to help your child with pressure in their ears during landing (if they are awake). Get babies to suck on pacifiers and older kids to sip and swallow water to relieve the ear pressure. Parents can also get soft ear plugs from pharmacies. These can equalize the air pressure on each side of the ear drum and reduce harsh noise naturally. If you need milk, water, or juice, get it from the flight attendant before the landing process begins. After landing, it is easiest to wait until the other passengers have deplaned before gathering your belongings. If all else fails. A child’s misbehaviour on an airplane doesn’t make you a bad parent, just a frazzled one. Getting angry— either with your child or with annoyed passengers—will only make your child more agitated, so try and maintain your composure even in the most difficult of circumstances.

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Aug 19, 2010

Golf for Dreams supporting the children of Dreams Take Flight

YVR Golf for Kids 2010

Redwoods Golf Course, 22011 88 Avenue, Langley, BC

Cost $180. Includes one round of golf, shared power cart, tailgate party lunch, two drink tickets, one putting contest ticket, team picture, raffle tickets, BBQ dinner. Silent and live auction to round out the evening. Shotgun start at 12 noon, Tailgate lunch@ 10:30 a.m. Details at

July 26 – Aug 1, 2010 2010 AirVenture Oshkosh Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts. Displays and fly-in of visiting aircraft of all sizes and types as well as commercial displays. A Douglas Aircraft DC-7B, the product of a six-year restoration effort by the Historical Flight Foundation (HFF), has been confirmed to appear at this year’s event. For more information, visit

Aug 12, 2010 Vancouver Transportation Club 2010 Annual Golf Tournament Greenacres Golf Club, 5040 #5 Road, Richmond, BC

Shotgun start noon; Registration 1 p.m. tee-off. Cost: $165 includes golf, cart, snack, couponbook (approximately $140 value) and dinner. Prizes and hole sponsors gratefully accepted. Contact Gerry Lyon or John Meneghello johnmeneghello@

Aug 13 – 15, 2010 Abbotsford International Air Show Abbotsford Airport, 30440 Liberator Avenue, Abbotsford, BC

Static displays, pre-show flying events, flying displays and many more aviation features. An A-1 Skyraider will join up with the US Navy Super Hornet to perform the US Navy Legacy Flight. The Sea Fury will help commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy. One of two flying examples in the world, the famed Lancaster will headline the Warbird lineup. Tickets: Adult $30, Child $12, Carload (up to 8 ppl) $100. View details online at The Whistler-inspired play area for children in C-Pier, Domestic Terminal Building.

2010 Golf Tournament will be held at Quilchena Golf and Country Club. For information on the course, please visit http:// Shot gun start at 10:45 a.m. Texas Scramble format. The 19th annual YVR Golf for Kids Gala Dinner and Auction, Sheraton Vancouver Airport, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC. The hotel is offering a special Golf for Kids rate for patrons of $99 per night for August 19, 2010. Please contact the hotel directly if you wish to book a room and request the special rate for YVR Golf For Kids. The hotel can be reached at: (604) 273-7878. For details on sponsorship or dinner tickets, visit

Sep 29 – Oct 1, 2010 19th Annual Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council Forum & AGM

Sheraton Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC Further details to be announced. Visit for updates or contact Gail Vent (613) 727-8272 ext. 231 or 1-800448-9715, email

Nov 3 – 4, 2010 British Columbia Aviation Council Fall Conference

The BCAC is planning a two-day Fall Conference in Richmond, which will tie in with their Silver Wings Awards Banquet, held on the second evening. Further details to be announced. Visit

Nov 7 – 9, 2010 The Air Transport Association of Canada Annual General Meeting & Tradeshow 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC

For inquiries, call Debbie Simpson at (613) 233-7727 Ext 312 or email

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Duzita reappointed to 2010 Games Operating Trust Richmond City council has appointed Wayne Duzita for a fourth three-year term as the city’s representative on the board of the 2010 Games Operating Trust. The Government of Canada and Province of B.C. have contributed $55-million each to the trust, which is responsible for administering funds to support the ongoing operations of three 2010 Olympic Winter Games venues, including the Richmond Olympic Oval. Since 2007, the Richmond Olympic Oval has received $11.2-million from the trust and is expected to continue to receive an annual distribution to be used for operating and maintenance costs. “The funding received by the Games Operating Trust [for the Richmond Oval] has helped create an outstanding facility for our community as well as an international centre of excellence for sports and wellness,” said Richmond’s Mayor Malcolm Brodie. During Duzita’s first term on the Games Operating Trust, the board segregated the trust fund into three sub-funds with 40 per cent of the total funds allocated to the Richmond Olympic Oval, 40 per cent to the Whistler Legacies Society and 20 per cent reserved for contingencies.

Last month, WestJet reduced its highest fares by an average of 25 per cent for all flights across it entire 68-city North American and Caribbean network. The price cut includes travel at peak travel times, such as Christmas, which means travellers no longer have to wait for a seat sale to get a low price on the airline. “Since the launch of our airline in 1996, WestJet has been the leader in driving prices down and providing value to mil-

lions of Canadians,” said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet executive vice-president, strategy and planning. “This move reasserts our value leadership position to our guests.” The airline has reported a strong June load factor, up by 5.3 percentage points to 78.2 per cent, after its traffic improved 19 per cent and its capacity grew 11 per cent compared with a year ago. WestJet is Canada’s second-largest airline, next to Air Canada.

More seasonal non-stop service to Bay Area WestJet has launched new seasonal non-stop service between Vancouver and San Francisco. The inaugural flight departed from YVR at 8 a.m. on June 28. WestJet will fly between Vancouver and San Francisco daily until October 30, 2010. One-way introductory fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $149 plus applicable taxes and fees.

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Purolator tackles hunger Since 2003, Purolator has partnered with Food Banks Canada to support Canada’s National Food Sharing System. By leveraging its expertise in logistics and distribution, Purolator has been able to move more food to more people who desperately need it. Each year, Purolator’s Tackle Hunger Week program engages its employees to help increase food donations at local food banks across Canada. Held last month from June 7-11, Purolator hosted food drives at their hub at YVR and in other airport terminals across Canada, as well at their contact centres and head office. The Tackle Hunger Program has raised

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A320 Family tops 50 million flights

Air China celebrates BeijingVancouver service On Monday, June 14, Air China celebrated the success of its increased flight service between Beijing and Vancouver. Starting last month, the airline increased service and now offers 10 weekly direct flights between the two cities. To mark the occasion, senior officials from Vancouver Airport Authority and Air China celebrated with the pilots, flight

crew and passengers before the departure

of Air China flight CA997 to Beijing. Cake and traditional Chinese food was enjoyed by all.

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ellers can connect to 123 destinations in 28 countries and regions throughout the world.

The world’s most popular single-aisle aircraft, the A320 Family, has achieved more than 50 million take-offs and landings since the first model, the A320, entered commercial service in 1988. Over this period, A320 Family aircraft have carried in excess of five-billion people. With 10 take-offs every minute, A320s have become a familiar sight at airports and in the skies. The A320 Family is used in service by all kinds of airlines, such as low cost, network or charter operators and in all regions of the world. Painted in some 250 different airline colours, A320 Family aircraft can be found 365 days a year at the world’s busiest and largest airport hubs. There are 10 operators today with more than 100 A320 Family aircraft in their fleets. In contrast, A320 Family aircraft also operate at smaller airports and even in some of the most remote areas of the globe such as the Kingdom of Bhutan in the Eastern Himalayas, thanks to their unique versatility. One illustration of the A320 continu-

The Airbus A320 Family was the first to feature fully the glass cockpit and digital fly-bywire flight control system in a civil airliner. ous improvements are the new fuel-saving Sharklet wing tip devices launched by Airbus at the end of 2009. These devices are designed to enhance the eco-efficiency and payload-range performance of the A320 Family and are expected to reduce the fuel consumption by at least 3.5 per

cent over longer sectors. This corresponds to an annual CO2 reduction of around 700 tonnes per aircraft. Starting with the A320, the Sharklets will be available as an option on A320 Family models from the end of 2012. 

Collector purchases $34,000 duty free item

Last month, a rare bottle of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl cognac, which first went on sale at YVR on March 1, was sold at the Aldeasa Duty Free store in the International Terminal. The bottle of Remy Martin cognac sold for $34,000 to a couple who are collectors of rare spirits. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased the rare bottle of spirits on their return home to Mainland China. Louis XIII Black Pearl cognac is manufactured using grapes from the Grande Champagne territory of Cognac, France. It is blended from 1,200 eaux-de-vie (a clear, colourless fruit brandy produced by means of fermentation and double distillation), some of which is a century in age. The cognac is aged in its own cellar in tiercons (the term for oak barrels used by Rémy Martin to age Louis XIII) that are several hundred years old. The limited edition cognac was packaged in 786 individually numbered Baccarat dark crystal carafes that in perfect light appears to be smoky black and silver, reflecting the hues of a black pearl. “At the time of sale, we believe the bottle of Black Pearl at YVR to be one of the last on the market,” said Manu Fisher, category manager, Aldeasa Duty Free. “We are extremely pleased with the success of this sale, and we hope to continue to offer similarly rare and exceptional luxury goods at YVR Duty Free.” The Rémy Martin cognac is one example of the exceptional luxury goods that are available at YVR, but with 160 shops, services and restaurants, there is something to suit every price range.





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China National Tourism Administration visits YVR

Following the announcement for Approved Destination Status between China and Canada on June 24, the Canadian Tourism Commission hosted a group 50 leading Chinese tour operators in Canada. Approved Destination Status allows Chinese travel agents to advertise and organize group tours to countries with the designation. With the tour stopping off in Vancouver and Richmond, Vancouver Airport

Authority took the opportunity to showcase YVR to representatives of the China National Tourism Administration and its Chairman Shao Qi Wei. Pictured above is China National Tourism Administration chairman, Shao Qiwei (middle); alongside Vancouver Airport Authority senior policy advisor Asia, Dora Kay (second from right); and Liang Shugen (second from left), Chinese consul general in Vancouver.

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Government From airport hangar reviewing to tropical island CATSA The Government of Canada is launching a full review of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), the agency responsible for the country’s air transport security. CATSA is a Crown corporation responsible for the pre-board screening of passengers and their belongings, baggage screening through airport explosives detection systems, and screening and tracking of non-passengers entering airport restricted areas. “The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority plays a key role in ensuring the safety and security of all travellers passing through Canadian airports,” said Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport). “The government is currently reviewing CATSA to determine if it provides the best security for air travellers, and we are seeking stakeholders’ input to determine whether changes are required to better serve Canadian industry and the travelling public.” The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) has voiced its commitment to work closely with the federal government on its comprehensive review of CATSA, pledging to be “willing partners” in the review. “Canada’s airports recognise that there is an increased burden on aviation security resources in this country today,” said CAC acting president, Bill Restall. “Over the coming weeks, we will eagerly work with government to ensure that Canada’s aviation sector remains as secure as ever, and that the future model for the delivery of aviation security is flexible enough to meet the diverse needs of airports of various sizes from coast to coast during an era when security rules are constantly changing.” The CAC’s members represent more than 200 airports, including all of the National Airports System (NAS) airports and most significant municipal airports in every province and territory. Members of the public and key stakeholders are invited to share their thoughts any or all aspects of the review online at or by mail to CATSA Secretariat, 330 Sparks Street, Tower C, Place de Ville, Ottawa ON K1A 0N5. 

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Four new inductees to Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame

Pictured from left is John Holding, chairman, CAHF; Lt. General Andre Deschamps, official speaker; and astronaut Julie Payette, one of the Hall’s four new inductees. Photo: Jim Jorgenson

Last month, more than 280 guests from across Canada’s aviation and aerospace community attended the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) annual induction ceremony and dinner at the River Rock Casino and Hotel in Richmond. Official presenter, Department of National Defence chief of air staff, Lieutenant-General Andre Deschamps inducted four Canadians: Julie Payette, Vi Milstead Warren, Redford Henry “Red” Mulock, and Willy Laserich. Chief astronaut Julie Payette, a pilot, engineer, and musician, has logged more than 1,200 hours flying and 25 days in space. Inspirational female flight instructor, Vi Milstead Warren has worked in remote and dangerous conditions as Canada’s first female bush pilot. WW1 fighter pilot Redford Henry “Red” Mulock has received a Distinguished Service Order, is a Companion of the British Empire and achieved the rank of Reserve Air Commodore in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Northern bush pilot Willy Laserich flew more than 3,000 medevac flights and 100 search-and-rescue missions in Canada’s arctic. “The event was an unqualified success; it was great to see so many members of Canada’s aviation community come together to celebrate the achievements of these four outstanding individuals,” said CAHF chairman, John Holding. Based in the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, the CAHF has honoured more than 200 aviators, engineers, technicians and administrators whose achievements have been recognized as playing an integral role in the growth of modern Canada. The CAHF encourages nominations from individuals from across the country. CAHF membership and nomination forms can be downloaded from their website Entries are assessed by a Nominations Review Committee, independent of the CAHF’s board of directors, on an annual basis.

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Let the journey to Eat Pray Love begin The film Eat Pray Love, which opened on August 13, is based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir, tells the story of a modern woman who seemingly has everything, yet leaves it all to search for what she really wants in life. Her journey of self-discovery takes her around the world, where she regains the true pleasure of eating in Italy, unearths the power of prayer in India and achieves unexpected inner peace and balance of true love in Bali. Travel media company, Lonely Planet has partnered with the film to build excitement around the destinations featured and to motivate viewers to discover the world— and themselves—through travel.

that will fill your soul. Varanasi—Few places in India are as colourful, charismatic or spiritual as the bathing ghats lining the Ganges in Varanasi. Take a soothing dawn boat ride and feel the beating heart of the Hindu universe, a crossing place between the physical and spiritual worlds. Taj Mahal—Many have tried to sum up its beauty: “A teardrop on the face of eternity,” according to Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. “The embodiment of all things pure,” said British writer Rudyard Kipling. This architectural masterpiece and monument to love is indeed breathtaking.

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Sign in & Tailgate Party with lunch begins at 10:30am Price: $180 includes: Tailgate lunch; surprise “Dreams Kit,” Shared power cart, Prizes, Dinner, Live & Silent Auction

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Neighbourhood Restaurant Guide Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner Try something different today for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The following restaurants are at or within five minutes from YVR, and most offer airport employee discounts. MAIN TERMINALS

Domestic (Pre-Security) • Starbucks: Coffee, pastries, sandwichesLevel 3 Departures A&W: Breakfast served daily—Bacon ‘n Egger with real bacon and real eggs, hash browns, French Toast. Also, hamburgers, fries, beverages, including A&W’s famous Departures. Also located at International Departures (Post-Security) • Harvey’s: Breakfast, burgers-Level 3 Departures • Subway: Sandwiches, salads & wrapsLevel 3 Departures • Swiss Chalet: Rotisserie chicken-Level 2 Arrivals • Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soups-Level 2 Arrivals & Level 3 Departures • Jugo Juice: Juice, smoothies, wraps & paninis – Level 3 Departures

Voted Richmond’s Best Greek Restaurant Come & enjoy authentic Greek & Continental dishes

• Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder • Crispy Tender Kalamari • Homemade Spinach Pies • Flame-grilled Souvlaki • Steak, Pasta & Seafood dishes

International (Pre-Security) • Hanami Japanese Restaurant: Dim Sum & Japanese cuisine-Level 3 Departures • Koho Restaurant & Bar: Casual diningLevel 3 Departures • Galiano Bakery & Café: Breakfast, sandwiches & pastries-Level 3 Departures • Burger King: Breakfast, burgers, salads -Level 2 Arrivals & Level 3 Departures • Flying Wedge Pizza: Pizza, salads & soups-Level 3 Departures • Fortune Wok: Asian cuisine – Level 3 Departures • OPA! Souvlaki of Greece: Greek cuisine-Level 3 Departures • Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soup – Level 2 Arrivals • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Level 3 Departures


The Sideslip Café

#100-5360 Airport Road South. Located at Esso Avitat. Open 6am-10:30 am

350-5400 Airport Road South. Located

& paninis & daily specials. Fresh baked pastries, organic tea & coffee. Take out &

• ATC Cafeteria 3800 Cessna Drive. In the BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus. (604) 419-3782 • The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill 4760 Inglis Drive. Located on the water, inside Harbour Air Seaplanes Terminal, near Vancouver Airport South. Incredible

(604) 273-0278 • McDonald’s Restaurant 6020-6086 Russ Baker Way. Burgers, fast food, 5am-midnight. (604) 718-1022

catering. (604) 303 SLIP (7547) • Skyway Restaurant (YVR South Terminal) #118-4440 Cowley Crescent. Breakast, lunch. (604) 231-9822 • Sushi Café 5455 Airport Road South. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, 6am-10pm. Eat in or take out. (604) 761-2362 MARPOLE • Cravings Restaurant & Lounge 8804 Osler Street, Vancouver. This newly renovated restaurant is located behind the Coast Hotel, only 5 minutes from YVR. Lunch, dinner, weekend breakfast. Tapas, classic pastas, steaks, seafood, vegetarian meals,

Celebrating our First Year at YVR

stirfries, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, salads, soups, and more. (604) 264-8444 • Konichiwa Seafood & Sushi Bar 1320 West 73rd Avenue, Vancouver Lunch, dinner. Japanese sushi, sashimi, seafood. 11am-10pm. (604) 267-9991 • Wick’s Café 1300 West 73rd Avenue, Vancouver. Paninis, esspresso, bagels, pastries, soup, muffins, cinnamon buns. Mon - Fri: 7am-9pm. Sat. 8am-7pm. Sun. 8am-7pm. (604) 677-6396 MILLER ROAD • Café Runway #109-5000 Miller Road. Breakast, lunch. 6am-5:30pm. (604) 273-1170 OVER THE BRIDGE(S) • The Boathouse Restaurant 8331 River Rd. Specializing in fresh seafood from the west coast of B.C. & around the world. Ever-changing selection of fresh fish, premium oysters & certified Angus steaks. Dinner, lunch, weekend brunch. 11am – 10 pm. (604) 273-7014

Thanks to all our customers! July Anniversary Specials: • Buy any espresso-based drink & get a free cookie. • Show your YVR Pass, beat the HST with a 15% discount on all purchases over $8 (discount applies to total amount before taxes & cannot be used in comibinations with any other discount or special).

Best Breakfast @ YVR!! Don’t fly solo, try our Wingman Breakfast Sandwich������������������������������������� $4.95 Best Burgers @ YVR!! Get it on Down! Try our 1/3-lb Sirloin Slip Burger������������������������starting at $6.99 Chicken Enchilada Mondays and Burritto Wednesdays are to Die For!! ������������������������������������������� $7.99 Now Serving: Espresso, Cappuccino, Lattés & Chai Lattés. Beat the Heat: Try our Iced Latté, Frappé & Fruit Smoothies. All items are subject to availability and retailer may choose to substitute at own discretion

#100-5360 Airport Rd South @ Esso Avitat | FREE PARKING

604 303-7547



Serving homemade soups, sandwiches

midnight, weekend Breakfast from 9am.



• Airside Café & Catering opposite Million Air. (604) 273-6628



for breakfast and until 3pm for lunch.

value. Open 7 days per week 11am to



Airport South

location, great food, good service & good

Greek & Continental Restaurant 7260 Westminster Highway, Richmond



root beer. Open 5am-10pm. Level 3


• Wok ‘N Roll: Chinese & Japanese cuisine – Level 3 Departures • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Level 3 Departures

| Take-Out & Catering

Breakfast: 6am-10:30am | Lunch: 11am-3pm | Monday to Friday

Plenty of FREE Parking!

• Italian Tomato Restaurant 8380 Bridgeport Rd. Lunch, dinner. 11am-10pm (604) 247-0040 5 Mr. Pickwick’s Fish & Chips 8620 Granville Street, Vancouver Lunch, dinner, British pub foods & fresh seafood. 11am- 8:30pm. (604) 266-2340 7 The Mad Greek 7260 Westminster Highway Enjoy a feast worthy of Olympians. Great appetizers, famous homemade Spanakopita, tempting Souvlakis, mouthwatering Rack of Lamb, seafood—including the best calamari in town, Platters and more. Lunch, dinner. Belly dancer Saturday nights. 11:30 am – 10pm. (604) 278-9598 Hotel Restaurants 6 Bailey’s All-Star Sports Café Your Community Source for Professional Sports. 113-5188 Westminster Hwy. (Between No. 1 & 2 Rd) M-W 11 am-11pm. Th-F 11 am-Midnight. Sat. 9 am-Midnight. Sun 9 am-11 pm. (604) 273-1045


• Accent Inns Vancouver Airport 10551 St Edwards Dr IHOP Restaurant: breakfast, lunch, dinner. (604) 273-3311 • Best Western Abercorn Inn 9260 Bridgeport Road • Highlander Restaurant: Open for lunch & dinner, serving a variety of highquality continental and world cuisine including seafood, pastas & European specialty dishes as well as burgers and sandwiches. Lunch 10:30am-2pm; dinner 5pm-9:30pm. (604) 270-7576 • Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel 1041 SW Marine Drive White Spot Restaurant—full-service restaurant, breakfast, lunch, dinner, take out. (604) 310 - 7768 Hudson’s Landing Pub – classic pub food, including fish & chips, pizza, burgers & sandwiches. Open for lunch & dinner. 11:30am-12:15pm. (604) 263-5445 • Comfort Inn Vancouver Airport 3031 No. 3 Road Atrium Inn Restaurant & Lounge – breakfast, 6:30am-10:30am (604) 278-5161 • Delta Vancouver Airport 3500 Cessna Drive Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant – lunch, dinner. (604) 278-1241 • Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre 7311 Westminster Highway Carver’s Steakhouse & Lounge – dinner.

(604) 207-7107 Tivoli’s Restaurant – breakfast, lunch. (604) 278-5555 • The Fairmont Vancouver Airport (at YVR) –3111 Grant McConachie Jetside Bar: Level 3 International Departures – offers a selection of appetizers, snacks, and shared food. (604) 248.3281 Globe@YVR: Award-winning signature restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and featuring a special holiday menu. (604) 248-3281 • The Fraser Arms 1450 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver The Fraser Arms Café—enjoy the $2.99 breakfast special every day, starting at 7am weekdays & 8am weekends; lunch served until 2 pm. (604) 261-2499 • Hilton Vancouver Airport 5911 Minoru Blvd Carmichael’s Restaurant: breakfast, lunch, dinner. (604) 232-5000 • Holiday Inn International Vancouver Airport 10720 Cambie Road Fogg n Sudds Restaurant – pub style food with a wide selection of international beers. (604) 273-0776 • Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport 8181 Cambie Road Fresh Restaurant & Lounge-breakfast, lunch, dinner. (604) 279-8181 • River Rock Casino Resort 8811 River Road Tramonto – breakfast 6:30am-11am, lunch 11am-2pm, dinner (604) 247-8573

The Buffet at River Rock – all you can eat buffet, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Newly renovated, The Buffet at River Rock highlights fresh local produce & offers culturally diverse & traditionally inspired dishes with complimentary selected beverages. (604) 247-8900 8 Sandman Signature Hotel 10251 St Edwards Drive Cucumber Café – breakfast, lunch, dinner. (604) 276-2853 Chop Steak Fish Bar – casual dining. (604) 276-1180 • Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 7551 Westminster Highway 9 Harold’s Bistro & Bar – breakfast, lunch, dinner. Full menu of contemporary cuisine, wide selection of award-winning B.C. wines, beers on tap and spirits. Open 6:30am-11:00pm. (604) 273-7878 • Travelodge Hotel Vancouver Airport 3071 St Edwards Drive Pantry Restaurant – breakfast, lunch, dinner. (604) 214-0007 • Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel 7571 Westminster Highway The American Grille—American cuisine enhanced with regional flavours. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Open 6am-10pm. (604) 232-2804 4



The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport 3099 Corvette Way The Apron – minutes away from Vancouver International Airport & nestled on the banks of the Fraser River. The Apron welcomes you to its comfortable, yet elegant, surroundings. Enjoy contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine in the dining room, or relax with friends in the intimate lounge which offers comfort food into the wee hours. In the morning, refresh yourself with one of the many healthy superfood breakfast choices. Open 7 days a week; Dining room open from 6:30am-10:30pm. Lounge open from 11am-midnight. For reservations, call (604) 238-2105.

STEVESTON • Yokohama Teppanyaki Sushi & Steakhouse 140 – 12251 No 1 Road. Authentic Japanese cuisine served at their Teppan Grill, where your dinner is cooked to perfection right before your eyes. Book your party of 4 or more at the special Christmas Party Dinner price of $29.95 per person. Open Mon to Fri 10:00am to 10:00pm. Weekends 11:00am to 9:30pm. (604) 271-8896.


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Next issue deadline for

Restaurant Feature

is August 1, 2010. call 604.736.6754

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$6.98 Fridays

Show Your YVR ID & Get

10% off *

Open daily 11am to 9pm 8620 Granville Street, Vancouver

604-266-2340 *Granville location only

113-5188 Westminster Hwy. (Between No. 1 & 2 Rd.)

Tel: 604-273-1045

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