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Vancouver Airport Authority recently welcomed Air Canada rouge operations to YVR, as the airline began a daily, non-stop flight from Vancouver to Las Vegas, Nevada on April 28, 2014. This route is one of five announced routes that Air Canada rouge will launch from YVR. “Just in time for our busy summer travel season, we are delighted to welcome Air Canada rouge operations to YVR,” said Craig Richmond, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “With Air Canada rouge now touching down in Vancouver, travellers will have more selection to our popular US destinations—including the addition of its service to Phoenix.” As one of its largest carriers, Air Canada flights comprise 40 per cent of YVR’s operations across international, transborder and domestic sectors.

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YVR welcomes Air Canada rouge inaugural daily, non-stop flight from Vancouver to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Canada rouge flights from YVR in addition to the new service to Las Vegas. “Western Canadians now have a new choice for their vacation travel and all of us at Air Canada rouge look forward See AIR CANADA ROUGE page 3

Celebrating five years as Best Airport in North America

Leighton Matthews took first place in this photo taken at the inaugural Cherry Blossom Community Day.

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Close to 250 people turned out for YVR first annual Cherry Blossom Community Day, which was held at Larry Berg Flight Path Park.

YVR recently hosted a Cherry Blossom Community Day—part of the annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF)—at Larry Berg Flight Path Park. The inaugural event to celebrate spring and cherry blossoms was attended by nearly 250 people. YVR’s community ambassadors, the

YVR team celebrating the award for the Best Airport in North America for the fifth consecutive year as part of the Skytrax World Airport Awards.

YVR Flight Crew, handed out plane spotting guides, bubble bottles and more than 600 lollipops in celebration of the Cherry Blossom Community Day. The community day featured guest speakers, tours and prizes. Participants were invited to submit their photos for a chance to win a YVR Prize Bike.

Last month, YVR began a celebration campaign to thank its employees, customers, airlines and business partners for being named #1 Airport in North America for the fifth consecutive year by Skytrax World Airport Awards. Known informally in the travel industry as the Passenger Choice Awards, the Skytrax World Airport Awards are based on millions of passenger surveys conducted independently

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with stringent impartiality. As part of a thank-you to passengers, a YVR team gave away YVR Bucks—which could be spent at any in-terminal restaurant, shop or service provider—chocolate stars and smiles in the International Arrivals area. The award marked only the second time in Skytrax history that any airport has earned top ranking five years in a row.

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Lulu Island has a sweetness all its own The first airport for Vancouver was on Richmond’s Lulu Island. Not much more than a grass field and some small service buildings near what is now Alexandra Road and Garden City Way, the airport remained there until the move to Richmond’s Sea Island in 1931. Lulu Island, which makes up most of the City of Richmond, was named in 1862 by Colonel Richard Moody, after Lulu Sweet, a popular showgirl of the era. Sweet, who hailed from San Francisco, California, was revered for her dancing, singing and acting by newspapers of the day. During a brief performance

stay at a theatre in B.C.’s New Westminster district, Sweet became a favourite of audiences. One of her most ardent admirers was Colonel Moody, a Royal Engineer. Colonel Moody accompanied the actress on her departure voyage from New Westminster to Victoria. As the two stood on deck, gazing at passing landmarks, Sweet inquired as to the name of one large island. After replying absent-mindedly that the island, as yet, had no name, Moody suddenly exclaimed “By Jove! I’ll name it after you!” This flash of inspiration resulted in the name Lulu Island, which it has been called since 1863.

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to welcoming them onboard,” said Renee Smith-Valade, vice president of customer experience for Air Canada rouge. “Our routes between Vancouver and a host of popular destinations— California, the U.S. Southwest and Anchorage, connecting to

amazing cruise packages—are just the start of a Western Canada network designed precisely to their vacation taste. Our onboard service is designed to make every flight a memorable start and end to a wonderful vacation, and the host of Air Canada and

Air Canada Vacations advantages we offer mean you can truly vacation ahead with Air Canada rouge.” Air Canada rouge flights from Las Vegas to YVR arrive daily at 9:54am and depart at 10:45am. 

YVR proudly sponsors HUB Bike to Work Week Pedal your way into summer as HUB Bike to Work Week returns to Metro Vancouver from May 26 to June 1. Cyclists from all levels are invited to participate in Bike to Work Week by tracking their successes on HUB’s website for a chance to win prices. During the week-long event, celebration stations will be setup across Metro Vancouver including one at Larry Berg Flight Path Park, located at the end of the South Runway on Russ Baker Way across from BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus. On Thursday, May 29, 2014, Vancouver Airport Authority will host a celebration station for commuters to tune-up their bikes and enjoy some refreshments. As a community-based organization, YVR has proudly support and participated in Bike to Work Week since 2009. At last fall’s opening of Larry Berg Flight Path Park, YVR unveiled a brand new commuter station fea-

turing a bike pump and a repair station for cycling enthusiasts to enjoy. The Airport Authority’s Green Commuter Program has provided incentives for its employees to cycle, walk, transit, or even rideshare to work. With seven additional kilometres added to Sea Island’s bike path, YVR is a great destination for cyclists. HUB is a charitable nonprofit that has spent the last

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15 years removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver, while cultivating the health, environmental and economic benefits that active transportation can bring. HUB has educated thousands of people, motivated thousands more and championed improvements that benefit current and future bike commuters. For more information about cycling and biking around Sea Island, please visit

Beginning fall 2014, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) will adopt the same international baggage rules as the U.S. in order to create “a seamless and transparent baggage regime for passengers and a harmonized and practical regime for industry.” For several decades, baggage allowances on airlines were either assessed on a piece or weight basis. In recent years as the application of baggage rules changed, airlines began to apply its own rules for the portion of its own flight segments when multiple air carriers were involved. This resulted in uneven practices internationally and created confusion for passengers—a problem the new regulations are intended to fix.

As of October 1, 2014, international itineraries purchased on a single ticket involving multiple air carriers to and from Canada, airlines should: 1. apply a single set of baggage rules to the entire itinerary; and 2. disclose the applicable rules on the itinerary receipt or e-ticket. Following extensive consultations with air travellers, carriers and ticket sellers, the CTA determined that a consistent approach to these issues was necessary. This new approach provides clarity and predictability across the board for interline and code-share itineraries to and from Canada. For more information, please visit

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Community volunteer honoured at BC Community Achievement Awards

(Left to right) Elizabeth Specht, Richmond Christmas Fund; BC Community Achievement Award recipient Wayne Duzita; and The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of B.C.

Last month, Richmond resident and long-time airport community executive Wayne Duzita was one of 32 British Columbians honoured at the 11th annual British Columbia Community Achievement Awards ceremony held at Government House in Victoria. Duzita volunteers in his Richmond community, his business community and for organizations that support youth and children facing challenges. His contributions to British

Columbia have benefitted Trinity Western University Advisory Council, Richmond Christmas Fund, Tourism Richmond, Richmond Olympic Oval Corporation, YVR for Kids, Canuck Place Foundation and Canuck Place Hospice. An independent advisory council selected the recipients of the 2014 British Columbia Community Achievement Awards from nominations received in fall 2013.


Air Canada first Canadian airline to offer Wi-Fi on board aircraft Starting this month, Air Canada will begin rolling out Wi-Fi connectivity across its North American fleet—the first Canadian carrier to offer this inflight service to customers. Air Canada presently has two Wi-Fi-equipped Airbus 319 aircraft operating in Canada and the U.S. and, subject to a final agreement with Gogo inflight internet provider, plans to begin outfitting its remaining Airbus A319, A320 and A321 and Embraer 190 fleet types, as well as its Air Canada Express CRJ-705 and Embraer 175 aircraft, with air-to-ground Wi-Fi connectivity. The installation goal is to equip 29 aircraft in 2014, with a targeted completion date of December 2015 for the designated 130 narrow-body aircraft. The system offers peak connection speeds comparable to mobile broadband services available on the ground. Pricing will be competitive with other in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity offerings. Look for the Wi-Fi symbol on board Air Canada next time you fly and get online in three easy steps: 1. Enable the Wi-Fi on your laptop or mobile device 2. Search for the “gogoinflight” signal, then connect

3. Launch your web browser and log in. Supported devices and minimum requirements Gogo works with Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, laptops, and PDAs. Platforms supported include Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Apple, and Nokia (Symbian S60).

Minimum laptop requirements for access 802.11 /b/g wireless capability (Wi-Fi) and a supported Web browser, e.g., Microsoft internet Explorer 6&7 (Windows® XP or Vista), Mozilla Firefox, Safari on Mac OS X. Current regulations prohibit the use of cellular phones for voice communication.

Gogo is also providing Air Canada with the opportunity to type-trial two satellite-based systems using Gogo 2KU and Inmarsat GlobalXpress KA-band solutions. These tests are expected to be conducted in 2015. The results will help determine future connectivity options that can be considered as the technology continues to evolve.

All Nippon and Air Canada expand codeshare operation

All Nippon Airlines (ANA) and Air Canada have expanded codeshare operations. ANA’s NH code appears on selected Air Canada domestic and U.S. service via Vancouver, while Air Canada’s AC code appears on selected ANA service via Tokyo Haneda Airport.

ANA flights operated by Air Canada: • From Vancouver (YVR) to Castlegar, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo and Victoria, B.C. • From Vancouver (YVR) to Newark, New Jersey; and Portland, Oregon.

Air Canada flights operated by ANA: • From Tokyo Haneda Airport to Fukuoka, Miyazaki, Okayama and Sapporo, Japan. • From Tokyo Haneda Airport to Vancouver, B.C.


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Icelandair offers 20 European destinations and up to a week in Iceland at no additional airfare

Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city, is listed as one of the cleanest, greenest and safest cities in the world.

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Icelandair is launching flights between Vancouver and Reykjavík, Iceland, beginning May 13, 2014. This twice-weekly, non-stop seasonal service, which will continue through October 15, 2014, will connect travellers with more than 20 European destinations via Reykjavík, Iceland, which is pretty much the coolest place for a stopover. Beyond the standard Viking stereotypes, get to know this quirky and refreshing airline and its incredible destination with the following fast facts. • Icelandair will offer service from Vancouver to more than 20 destinations in Europe.

plant and is naturally warm, about 37 to 39 degrees celsius year-round. • The Mayor of Reykjavík, Jon Gnarr, is actually an actor and comedian who ran for the job in 2010 primarily as a joke. Campaign promises from the “Best Party” included free towels at public swimming pools and a “drug-free Parliament” by 2020. • In the summer, there are 24 hours of daylight, and golf courses offer midnight tee-times. For more information on Icelandair’s YVR service, visit

Passengers can take advantage of a stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare. • All Icelandair planes are named after volcanoes: Askja, Eldborg, Eyjafjallajökull, Grábrók, Grímsvötn, Hekla, Hengill, Herðubreið, Katla, Keilir,Krafla, Magni, Skjaldbreiður, Snæfell, Surtsey and Öræfajökull. • From music and film to food and drink, the Icelandic experience comes to life onboard Icelandair’s planes. Some of its planes even have moving northern lights on the inside ceiling. • An Icelandic hot dog—the

national dish—is made with lamb and is one of the best hot dogs you will ever eat. • Iceland’s national drink, Brennivin, is a strong schnapps made of potatoes and flavoured with caraway seeds. It’s also known as “Black Death.” • The majority of Icelanders believe in elves. This belief is so important that some people are actually called in to arbitrate with the elves in the hopes of getting them to leave. • The Blue Lagoon is the #1 tourist attraction in Iceland. The water comes from a nearby geothermal power

Red means ‘Go’ as Virgin Atlantic adds fifth weekly seasonal service at YVR This summer season, Virgin Atlantic Airways is returning to YVR with a fifth weekly service connecting Vancouver to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Beginning May 13, 2014, Virgin Atlantic’s expanded service will provide passengers more options and more jobs for British Columbians. “The North American market

has always been at the core of our business,” said Edmond Rose, director of airline planning at Virgin Atlantic. “Our Vancouver service was launched in 2012 and has been proving popular since its inaugural, with demand remaining high throughout the summer months. Since its launch, we’ve flown 17,214 passengers to Vancouver.” With this new flight and

other existing connections, YVR is North America’s gateway of choice. The new flight will be operated by an Airbus A340-300, which will be configured with 34 upper-class seats, 35 premiumeconomy seats and 171 economy seats. Flights will operate on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Boeing reveals future commercial spacecraft interior

Boeing and partner Bigelow Aerospace have created the future commercial interior of the capsule currently being developing for NASA. Boeing photo illustration.

Boeing has unveiled a new commercial interior of its Crew Space Transportation (CST-100) next-generation manned space capsule, showing how people other than NASA astronauts may one day travel to space. CST-100, developed as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability initiative, is designed to transport up to seven crew members or a mix of crew and cargo to low-Earth-orbit destinations such as the International Space Station and a planned Boeing engineers from across the

company leveraged decades of experience in commercial and government aerospace to design the capsule’s interior. “We are moving into a truly commercial space market and we have to consider our potential customers—beyond NASA—and what they need in a future commercial spacecraft interior,” said Chris Ferguson, former Space Shuttle Atlantis commander and current Boeing director of Crew and Mission Operations for the Commercial Crew Program.


Government Commemorative stamp marks anniversary of Komagata Maru incident One hundred years ago, on May 23, 1914, the Komagata Maru, a Japanese steamship, arrived in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet with 376 passengers, all British subjects, mostly Sikhs from Punjab, India. Under the era’s exclusionary immigration policies, the passengers were denied entry, and the ship was forced to return to India. In connection with Asian Heritage Month, Canada Post has issued a new stamp marking the centennial of this event, while also recognizing the strides Canada has made toward creating a more tolerant and diverse society. The stamp, available in all post offices and online, features an artistic rendition of images from a small collection of archive photos, shot on board and during the voyage. Two collectible Official First

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Canada Post’s new international-rate commemorative stamp marks the 100th year anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident and features an artistic rendition of images from a small collection of archive photos.

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(Left to right) David Nimi, pharmacist; Faizah Muniff, technician; and Richard Wilson, pharmacist; are located at Pharmasave in the Domestic Terminal, Level 1.

Fad vs. Fat: Popular diets You have read about them, you have seen the testimonials and you probably have friends who have lost several pounds on them. All those people can’t be wrong, can they? So why shouldn’t you go on one of the latest popular diet plans? What have you got to lose? The answer is, more than just weight, perhaps. Fat vs. fiction: What diets work? Lose 15 pounds by the weekend? Get your dream body while eating whatever you want and without having to go to the gym? Shelves full of books and hours

of infomercials will try to have you believe otherwise, but there is no magic formula that can get you the body you want. Losing weight can be a daunting task, which explains the appeal of programs that promise to make weight-loss easy. All too often, fad diets result not only in regaining lost pounds, but in putting on extra weight as well. Safe, effective and, most importantly, long-term weight loss requires two important things: permanent changes in eating habits; and regular exercise. Both of which many quick-fixes fail to incorporate.

Tips for recognizing fad diets or weight-loss gimmicks Promises of unrealistic results. Safe weight loss means losing no more than one kilogram per week. If you lose weight any faster than that, your body could compensate by slowing down the rate at which it burns calories, thereby slowing weight loss and even making it easier to gain weight after you return to your normal eating habits. Requires purchasing special products, supplements or foods. The foods you need to lose weight sensibly—a balance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains,

lean meats, and lower-fat dairy products—are all available at the grocery store. Elimination of certain foods or even whole food groups. By cutting out certain foods from your diet, you risk coming up short on all the vitamins and nutrients you need. Following a strict set plan. The less a diet plan takes into account your own personal likes and dislikes as well as your lifestyle, the less likely you are to stick to it. Any diet plan should also account for individual nutritional requirements, which can vary depending on age, activity

The winning formula for losing weight There is no magic bullet for losing weight easily, but the winning formula isn’t as complicated as most people may believe. Strategies for successful weight loss Set a realistic goal. Weight loss is yet another example of slow and steady winning the race. Rather than trying to drop a size by tomorrow, set a goal of no more than one kilogram per week. Remember that it takes a deficit of approximately 3,500 calories to lose half a kilogram, so to meet this goal, aim to cut 250 to 500 calories a day through a combination of diet and exercise. Talk to your doctor or a registered dietician. They can help you set a realistic target weight and tailor a plan to your own likes, dislikes and nutritional needs. They can also provide support, help you find strategies for

dealing with setbacks and obstacles, and monitor your progress and health as you lose weight. Eat a balanced diet. Follow Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide and make sure to get a balance of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and lower-fat dairy products. Strive for variety to make sure that you get all the nutrients you need and you don’t get bored with your diet. Work in a workout. Regular aerobic exercise burns calories, making it easier to meet your weightloss goal. Strength training can also help you lose weight by increasing your muscle mass—muscle tissue burns more calories than fat, even when you’re at rest. If you don’t always have enough time for a full workout, you can burn calories by taking the stairs and choosing a parking

spot further away from the shopping mall doors. Take everything in moderation. If you cut the foods you love out of your diet altogether, you’re only setting yourself up for an eventual binge. So enjoy a

treat once in a while, but keep the serving size small. Don’t give up if you fall off the wagon. Get back with your program as soon as possible and remember that eating well is a lifestyle and not just a fad.


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level and any medical conditions. Qualities of reliable diet plans Exercise. Burning energy through exercise means you can achieve weight loss without having to cut drastically the number of calories you consume. Studies have shown regular exercise is one of the biggest predictors of keeping the weight off. Sound science. A safe weightloss program makes its claims based on large-scale studies that have been reviewed by reputable health care professionals. Health Canada’s daily recommended intakes. It’s important to make sure you are getting all

the protein, vitamins, and minerals you need. Because it can be difficult to meet your targets while restricting calories, your doctor or dietician may recommend supplements. Check out Canada’s Food Guide for tips on responsible eating and recommended caloric intake. Find it at Plans for maintenance. Your program should help you form the habits you need to make your weight-loss long term. Remember, healthy eating is a way of life and not just a twoweek plan.



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Birthday. The free aerobatic airshow

IAAE Canada 8th Annual Facility, Operations & Managers Conference

July 20th, the same day as the annual

Halifax, NS The International Association of Airport Executives Canada exists to promote the profession of airport management and the professional development of airport managers in Canada. This will be IAAE Canada’s 20th anniversary and is expected to be the organization’s biggest yet. The conference will begin with a meet and greet with exhibitors on Sunday, June 1 and conclude after lunch on Wednesday June 4, 2014. For more information, visit

June 17-19, 2014 Canadian Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition Edmonton, AB Host Hotel: The Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton, AB. Static Display location: Signature Flight Support – Edmonton International Airport Featuring Canada’s largest static display of private and corporate aircraft, SMS and ERP streamed educational sessions, as well as one-of-a-kind networking opportunities. If you own or operate business aircraft or are in the market for one, you won’t want to miss CBAA 2014. For more information, visit

will be held at Pitt Meadows airport on Airport Day. For more information, visit

August 8-10, 2014 2014 Abbotsford International Airshow

The Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay is an award-winning Aboriginal cultural tourism attraction located on Haida Gwaii on British Columbia’s Northwest coast.

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Aboriginal Tourism BC (AtBC) has launched Aboriginal Travel Services (ATS), a full-service travel agency dedicated to the business and leisure needs of companies, First Nations bands, organizations and individuals throughout Canada. AtBC is a non-profit, membership-based organization that promotes a sustainable, culturally rich Aboriginal tourism industry. “The launch is a major achievement and is a reflection of the hard work and dedication by our management team and board of directors,” said Keith Henry, CEO of Aboriginal Tourism BC. “Extensive review and research was completed and AtBC is extremely proud to launch a First Nations-owned and operated agency that will reinvest profits

Avenue, Abbotsford, BC The Abbotsford International Airshow is an aviation festival that has grown well beyond its borders over the past five decades. With a role from very early on as a significant stop on the Airshow Circuit, Abbotsford has distinguished itself as an event that is focused on aviation excellence, aerospace advancement and community participation. For more information, visit abbotsfordairshow. com.

August 21, 2014 YVR for Kids Golf tournament: Quilchena Golf & Country Club, Richmond, BC. Gala dinner and auction: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC YVR for Kidss annual golf and dinner auction brings together the airport and

Burkeville Daze Burkeville Park, Sea Island, BC Sea Island Community Association is planning its annual Burkeville Daze celebration, a fun afternoon (3-6pm) in Burkeville Park, for anyone who likes a fun, country fair atmosphere. Live entertainment, pony rides and a free petting zoo, hot food and cold drinks, cotton candy, etc. There will also be a watermelon-eating contest for kids, a raffle with some great prizes and games of skill and chance. For more information, call 604-238-8000 or email

July 19, 2014 Career Day at YPK Pacific Rim Aviation Academy 18799 Airport Way, Pitt Meadows, BC Focusing on aviation and aerospace careers—civilian, military, technology and operations. For more information, contact Trevor Sandwell 778-389-3750, email

July 20, 2014 North Fraser Airshow 18799 Airport Way, Pitt Meadows, BC The North Fraser Airshow Society is dedicating the 2014 Airshow to the town of Pitt Meadows for its 100th

experiences, ATS is also able to provide unique packages to interested leisure and corporate travellers. “Our leadership team has made Aboriginal Travel Services a priority and this demonstrates commitment to our stakeholders showing that we are working hard to support Aboriginal business with additional marketing and direct travel planning support,” said Brenda Baptiste, chair of Aboriginal Tourism BC. “It also provides Aboriginal communities with a new corporate travel support service creating and supporting our own communities.” For information about the Aboriginal Travel Services, please visit AboriginalTravelServices. com. 

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into the Aboriginal communities and tourism initiatives—truly a win-win for all involved.” Developed as a social enterprise, the mandate of ATS is to work with First Nations bands and corporations within British Columbia, Canada and across Turtle Island—a name used by several indigenous tribes for the continent of North America. Working with an established host agency, ATS uses the latest technology including a comprehensive online booking platform, which allows ATS to provide the best rates with airlines, hotels and car rental companies. Completing the full spectrum of services, it also offers full meeting and event planning. With an extensive knowledge of local, authentic Aboriginal

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First Airbus A320neo begins final assemby

The final assembly process of the First A320neo has begun— starting with the join-up of its forward and aft fuselage sections, which were produced at Airbus’ St. Nazaire site in France and Hamburg, Germany facility, respectively, then delivered to Toulouse, France. This was followed by the mating of major aircraft structures produced at Airbus sites across Europe, including the wings (Broughton, UK); verti-

cal tailplane (Stade, Germany); horizontal tailplane (Getafe, Spain); engine pylons (St. Eloi, France); and outer and inner flaps (Bremen, Germany). During recent activity, the main flight-test instrumentation equipment also was installed. In parallel, the first A320neo jetliner’s PW1100G-JM engines are being prepared at Pratt & Whitney’s manufacturing facilities in the U.S., and will then be delivered to Airbus.





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The A320neo incorporates many innovations, including latest-generation engines and large Sharklet wing-tip devices, which together deliver 15 per cent in fuel savings and a reduction of 3,600 tonnes of C02 per aircraft per year. With a total of more than 2,600 orders received from 50 customers since its 2010 launch, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 per cent of the market.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has introduced one of its brands to Puerto Vallarta with the opening of a 115-room, six-storey Holiday Inn Express Puerto Vallarta hotel. Equipped with 15 suites, this is IHG’s second hotel in Puerto Vallarta. Located at Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio and just a short drive from Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport, travellers have only a short commute to and from the city. Within easy reach of the

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BurkevilleDaze 2014 Burkeville Park ,Sea Island Sunday, June 22 • 3 – 6pm

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EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT Live Music & Magic Show Parade Kick Off Children’s Ride Watermelon Eating Contest Chicken Pop Game Pony Ride & Animal Farm

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Marine-themed children’s program on the high seas This month, Carnival Cruises unveils Camp Ocean, a new marine-themed children’s program set to debut on its Carnival Freedom ship. Camp Ocean is designed to immerse children aged 2-11 in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences. More than 200 new oceaninspired activities, ranging from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray, are designed to creative arts opportunities— Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art and Create a Penguin from Oreos. Camp Ocean, which will replace the existing Camp Carnival program, will welcome youngsters into light blue-and-white underwater coloured spaces with friendly, experienced staff. Three agerelated categories will each have their own identity—children 2-5 years will be dubbed Penguins, 6-8 year will be

Carnival Cruises developed its new Camp Ocean program, which includes more than 200 new activities, with advice from experts in child education and programming.

called Sting Rays, 9-11 years will be Sharks. Distinctive areas and activities have been custom-created for each of the new age designations—from miniature play igloos for the Penguins to interactive gaming stations for the Sharks. On Carnival Freedom, which has begun a multi-million dollar refurbishment, and Carnival Vista, which debuts in 2016, a new purpose-built Camp Ocean play area will include Party Reef, a common shared space that brings each of the groups togeth-

er, as well as Creative Cove, a breakout room for arts and crafts activities. Rollout will begin aboard Carnival Freedom this month, following a major refurbishment that will also include the line’s first Dr. Seuss Bookville interactive reading venue. Camp Ocean will be introduced on Carnival Magic, Carnival Breeze and Carnival Triumph later this year, with the balance of the fleet implemented by 2016, including Carnival Vista, which is set to debut in early 2016.

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ins and striking window designs. It looks toward the architect’s future stylistic directions in its crisp geometry and efficient scale. From now on until September 24, 2014, guided tours of Emil Bach House will take place each Wednesday between 11am and 3pm. The 45-minute tours begin every 15 minutes, with the last tour at 2:15pm. Tours are $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and active military. The Emil Bach House is also available for private meetings and as a vacation rental property. For more information, contact or visit For information on flights to Chicago, visit

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Travel Talk Champagne and roses are a heady mixture through Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. On major holidays that fall on a Monday, the garden will be open for tours that day, but closed the following Tuesday. Additional information regarding the Korbel Garden and Korbel Champagne Cellars is available at For flights from Vancouver to California, please visit yvr. ca.

The Emil Bach House (1915), Frank Lloyd Wright—Bach House was named a City of Chicago Landmark in 1977.

A visit to Chicago should include a visit to Emil Bach House, one of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s more intimate homes on the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s tour. Meticulously restored to its original 1915 appearance by Harboe Architects, the Emil Bach House is now open for public tours. Built for Emil Bach, president of Chicago’s Bach Brick Co, the house was executed between Wright’s return from Europe in 1911 and his departure to Japan in 1916 to oversee construction of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. In contrast to the expansive, open Prairie houses Wright designed prior to his European sojourn, the Bach House is centered with self-contained built-


The lush garden at Korbel Champagne Cellars, located in Guerneville, California, is one of Sonoma County’s top visitor destinations for good reason—towering redwoods and the historic circa 1882 Korbel House provide a spectacular setting for the garden’s colourful plantings, including 250 different rose varieties. As beautiful as ever, the Korbel Garden now shows subtle differences for the 2014 season and it is all due to the current California drought and Korbel Champagne Cellars’ ongoing sustainability efforts. For years the Korbel Garden has utilized a range of sustainable cultivation techniques—includ-

ing compost made from vineyard waste, low-flow drip irrigation (run only at night) and integrated pest management with beneficial bugs and nematodes—not unlike those used in Korbel Champagne Cellars’ estate vineyards. The California drought has caused Korbel to intensify its sustainability efforts to further conserve water. In the Korbel Garden, the changes include replacing some annuals with perennials, adding more compost to some beds, increasing plantings of drought-resistant California natives and limiting “colour” plantings—all techniques applicable to home gardens. A visit to the Korbel Garden

is an awe-inspiring experience. Winding footpaths lead to vibrant plantings of agapanthus, pincushion plants, irises, dahlias and roses—old worlds, hybrid teas and damasks—all framed by box hedges, clematis, plume poppies and a nine-metre-tall climbing hydrangea. Many travellers make the Korbel Garden the centerpiece of a visit to Korbel Champagne Cellars. In addition to visiting the garden, visitors can sample Korbel California champagnes in the tasting room, tour the historic champagne cellars and enjoy lunch at the gourmet delicatessen. From now until mid-October, free guided tours of the Korbel Garden are offered Tuesday

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Lancaster bomber to fly the Atlantic once again

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Lancaster Mk X, called the “Mynarski Memorial” Lancaster in honour of Victoria Cross recipient Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski.

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One aviation buff will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join an intercontinental flight on one of the most famous Second World War bombers— the Avro Lancaster—and it will only cost approximately $40,000. Hamilton’s Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is auctioning on eBay the opportunity to fly as a crew member on the Avro Lancaster when the aircraft goes to England in August 2014. The Lancaster will join the only other airworthy Lancaster in the world on the Royal Air Force’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, a month-long flying tour in the U.K., before returning home to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario in September. This will be the last time the Lancaster Mk X will make the flight, according to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

The winning bidder for the trip will fly in one of the only two remaining airworthy Lancaster left in the world, travelling from Canada to England over four days. The winning bidder will be trained as a crew member a few days before the flight, so they can actually participate when aboard. The plane will be soaring below 10,000 feet because the cabin is not pressurized. The transatlantic trip to England will be done in four- to five-hour hops, with refuelling and rest stops in Goose Bay, N.L.; Narsarsuaq, Greenland; and Keflavik, Iceland. Hamilton’s Lancaster bomber is a flying monument to the Second World War’s Allied bomber crews. It was bought in 1977 for about $10,000 and a team of volunteers led by Norm Etheridge spent 11 years restoring it to airworthiness. 

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Breakfast or lunch Southside-style Desh and Sarver Minwalla, recent émigrés from the Toronto area, have just opened The Southside Café, a casual, energetic, sun- and music-filled space on Sea Island that is welcoming and comfortable. Desh has been in the hospitality industry for a number of years, and Sarver, a bank executive in her previous life, has joined him and jumped in with both feet, albeit in the deep end, by her own admission. The Southside Café’s kitchen is versatile, offering a menu that is a reflection of great café food with an occasional eclectic twist. For example, meatloaf entirely engulfed in bacon and brushed with a brown sugar and ketchup glaze. Seventh Heaven!! The signature breakfast sandwich, unofficially called the “nonMc-funmuffin,” is a masterpiece of perfectly poached egg (custard-like, not rubbery), nestled between a toasted English muffin, topped with cheddar and thick-cut sublime Ontario peameal bacon. “No one around here seems to know about peameal,” said Desh. “I have offered to refund the price of the sandwich to anyone who does not love it. So far I have not had to cough up any refunds.” Everything is homemade and very good. Desh and Sarver have availed themselves of two young bakers, who provide a dazzling array of baked goods. The banana bread, for example, is stupendous. Lunch is a choice of salads, soup,




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Desh and Sarver Minwalla, owners of the new Southside Café at Airport South.

sandwiches and a daily special. Don’t be surprised to find a perfectly turned out, two-inch-thick Spanish potato and onion tortilla served with a cilantro and jalapeno salsa. Or, a fresh-from-the-oven, juicy rustic cut roast beef served on a ciabatta bun. Ingredients used are of premium quality and even with all taxes included, prices are lower than the Southside Café’s two predecessors. There is real value to be had here. With fare such as this, the southside airport community welcomes these Torontonians to Sea Island. Stop by, eat, enjoy the company, the banter and, of course, the food. The Southside Café is located at 5360 Airport Road South, adjacent to the Esso Avitat FBO. Telephone: 604.303.0407.

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Hope for Kids offers help A wise man once told me a story about a boy who saved starfish. Thousands of starfish were scattered on the beach at low tide and unless returned to the ocean, they would eventually dry up and die in the hot sun. A young boy walking along the shoreline was captivated by the endless array of starfish on the beach. He recognized the problem and spent hours collecting and tossing the starfish back into the water. After a while, a man sitting underneath the shade noticed the boy. “You should get into the shade before you get a sun burn,” said the man, as he sipped his cola. “But I’m trying to save the starfish,” replied the boy. The man looked at the number of starfish on the beach and laughed out loud. “You can’t seriously expect to save them all?” he asked. The boy looked down at the starfish in his hand that he was about to toss into the water. “I know I can’t save them all, but at least I can save this one.” The 2004 Christmas tsunami was one of the worst natural disasters in human history.

More than 250,000 people lost their lives, and 2-million people were displaced around the Indian Ocean. In response to the tsunami, the world community donated nearly 14 billion US14-billion dollars, with Canada contributing $343-million. For years to come, many areas affected were unable to function and thrive. Rubina Wong was on holiday with her boyfriend Michael Lang and his sister on Phi Phi Island Thailand. It was a beautiful tropical day on the beach, and

Rubina was on the beach while Mike readied for a scuba dive. Unexpectedly, the tsunami came in and swept away the entire island. The tsunami separated the three, but Mike was able to climb on top of a building. In a disaster that claimed nearly 260,000 lives, Mike stayed and continued to search for Rubina. Two weeks later, while searching through photographs of victims, Michael recognized the butterfly tattoo on Rubina’s back.

Rubina Carmen Wong was my aunt. She was very close to our family and we were devastated by the loss of such an extraordinary person. She loved kids and moved from Richmond to Hong Kong to teach English to elementary schoolchildren. In 2005, family and friends gathered together and started the Rubina’s Hope for Kids Foundation to honour her values and love for children. The initial goal was to build a daycare for kids in areas heavily

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affected by the tsunami. In 2006, the foundation raised $30,000 and built a daycare for 35-45 children. With the help of a local NGO, the initiative has helped build several more daycares in neighbouring villages. Today, Hope for Kids is an organization that fundraising for local organizations such as the Richmond Christmas Fund/ Christmas Hampers. In the past, it has helped organizations such as Camp Moomba, Japan

Earthquake Relief and Free the Children, just to name a few. Every year, the major fundraising event consists of a massive twoday softball tournament at King George Park in Richmond. This year is the 10th anniversary of the tsunami and to commemorate, Hope for Kids will be going to Thailand to work on a special project to repair and provide upgrades to a communitylearning center for children in Ban Prutiew. Ban Prutiew is a new community that was built for tsunami survivors that did not want wish to live in their old community. Back to the story of the starfish. The few starfish that the boy could save would reproduce and multiply into dozens more generations. Hope for Kids did not have the resources to rebuild Thailand in its entirety, but by focusing on one single aspect was able to help in the rebuilding a part of the society. This year’s Hope for Kids Softball tournament will be held on July 19 & 20 at King George Park in Richmond. For more information, please visit


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A private jet on wheels, Ford Transit Skyliner Concept Ford has unveiled its Transit Skyliner Concept luxury van, which illustrates how versatile and capable the all-new 2015 Transit will be when it goes on sale later this year. The Transit Skyliner unveiled embodies the spirit of luxury motor coaches and builds on the heritage of custom vans, showing how it easily fits the needs of limousines and highend transportation services, as well as commercial fleets and shuttle providers. The unique custom limo design of the Transit Skyliner proves the capabilities of Transit go far beyond the needs of shuttles, commercial fleets and general contractors; it can be tailormade to create a private jet for the road. The exterior of the Transit Skyliner features a monochromatic paint scheme accented by contrasting lower trim and chrome highlights. The kinetic design of Transit Skyliner emphasizes Transit’s European and modern look. Inside, Transit Skyliner can morph into four dramatic modes: reception, theater, business and travel.

Folding seats and tables and a sliding screen offer easy conversion to whatever type of seating is needed. Four custom-designed hightech seats offer individual adjustments, including a recline feature, and passengers can enjoy entertainment from the integrated 3D projector. Refreshments can be served

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Neighbourhood Restaurant Guide Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner • White Spot: Burgers, fresh salads, pastas, rice bowls, stir-fries, entrées from the grill and desserts – Departures Level 3 • Wok ‘N Roll: Chinese & Japanese cuisine – Departures Level 3 INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL (Before Security) • Hanami Japanese Restaurant: Dim Sum & Japanese cuisine – Departures Level 3 • Koho Restaurant & Bar: Casual dining – Departures Level 3 • Galiano Bakery & Café: Breakfast, sandwiches & pastries – Departures Level 3 • Burger King: Breakfast, burgers, salads – Arrivals Level 2 and Departures Level 3 • Flying Wedge Pizza: Pizza, salads and soups – Departures Level 3 • Fortune Wok: Asian cuisine – Departures Level 3


• Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soup – Arrivals Level 2 • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Departures Level 3 Airport South • The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill 4760 Inglis Drive. Located on the water, inside Harbour Air Seaplanes Terminal, near Vancouver Airport South. Incredible location, great food, good service & good value. Open seven days per week 11am to midnight, weekend breakfast from 9am. (604) 273-0278. 2 Smokehouse Sandwich Co. #108 – 5188 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (2 blocks west of # 2 Road) Breakfast and lunch. Monday to Friday: 7:45am to 4pm. Saturdays 10am to 6pm. Specializing in handcrafted Smoked Meat Sandwiches, minutes away from YVR. Meet Wilbur, a cumin-spiced Pulled Pork with Coleslaw Sandwich and the rest of the company of sandwiches at Smokehouse. For pick up, call (604) 370-4177 • Skyway Restaurant (YVR South Terminal) #118-4440 Cowley Crescent. Breakast, lunch. (604) 231-9822 OVER THE BRIDGE(S) 4 Mr. Pickwick’s Fish & Chips 8620 Granville Street, Vancouver Lunch, dinner. British pub foods and fresh seafood. Open 11am- 8:30pm. (604) 266-2340 • Shark Club 10253 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond (next to Sandman Signature Hotel). As the day progresses so does the atmosphere at Shark Club. Come for

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a casual lunch, happy hour drinks or catch your favourite team on our big screens. When the weekend arrives enjoy a nice dinner and then hit the dance floor. Seven Days a week, 11am-2am. (604) 276-2609 RICHMOND HOTEL RESTAURANTS • Best Western Abercorn Inn 9260 Bridgeport Road Highlander Restaurant: Open for lunch and dinner, serving a variety of high-quality continental and world cuisine. Lunch 10:30am-2pm; dinner 5pm-9:30pm. (604) 270-7576. • Delta Vancouver Airport 1500 Cessna Drive 3



DOMESTIC TERMINAL (Before Security) • Starbucks: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches – Departures Level 3. • 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 root beer. Open 5am-10pm. Departures Level 3 • Harvey’s: Breakfast, burgers – Departures Level 3 • Jugo Juice: Juice, smoothies, wraps & paninis – Departures Level 3. • Subway: Sandwiches, salads & wraps – Departures Level 3 • Swiss Chalet: Rotisserie chicken – Arrivals Level 2 • Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soups – Arrivals Level 2 and Departures Level 3 • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Departures Level 3

Thursday 11am-12am. Friday and Saturday 11am-1am (kitchen open until midnight). (604) 968-1178 • The Fairmont Vancouver Airport (at YVR) –3111 Grant McConachie Way Jetside Bar: 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

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Pier 73 Restaurant: Located behind the hotel and suspended above the Fraser River in the heart of a 138-slip Marina. Great destination for casual lunch meetings, relaxed dinner gatherings, or evening drinks with friends. Kids Menu. Sunday to

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Cumin Spiced Pulled Pork with Coleslaw Sandwich, and the rest of the Company at Smokehouse Sandwich Co.

• Casual lunches • Relaxed dinner • After work drinks with friends • Your next function in our private dining room • Enjoy our monthly featured Three Course Tasting Menu with wine pairing

2 108-5188 Westminster Hwy, Richmond BC (604) 370-4177. Mon – Fri: 7:45 to 4pm. Saturday: 10am to 6pm

Treat Yourself to these Daily Features: • Monday – Mojito Mondays $7 Mojitos • Tuesday – Taco Tuesdays & $5 highballs • Wednesday – Cioppino & Wine on Tap Wednesdays • Thursday – Thirsty Thursdays Granville Island Small Batch • Friday – Fly by Fridays $5 Pints Pier 73 Lager. Show airport ID for tables of two or more and receive a complimentary “Bryce” bag of fries and $6 pints of Stanley Park Blonde and Amber • Saturday & Sunday – Brunch & $5 Caesars

Complimentary Parking. Free airport shuttle service At the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel

8620 Granville St.•Vancouver

604 266-2340 Open Daily 11am-8pm


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