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YVR ambassadors-turned-Vikings tug an Icelandair Boeing 757 aircraft to a gate at YVR, marking the airline’s inaugural flight between Vancouver, Reykjavik and more than 20 European destinations.

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The skies have opened between Vancouver, Reykjavik and more than 20 European destinations with the inauguration of Icelandair new twice-weekly, seasonal service from YVR. Last month, Vancouver Airport Authority, in partnership with groundhandler Swissport International Ltd.,

staged a unique welcome for its newest airline partner with a group of YVR ambassadors-turned-Vikings, who pulled Icelandair’s Boeing 757 aircraft to its inaugural gate. “We’ve been working for years to bring Icelandair to YVR and provide passengers with new connectivity

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between YVR and Reykjavik, and on to popular Scandinavian destinations like Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm,” said Craig Richmond, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “This service is a great example of how liberalized air-service agreements enhance travel opportunities and create jobs at

YVR and in British Columbia.” Icelandair’s new service will generate approximately $2-million in wages, $1.1-million in taxes and $3.1-million in GDP through employment at YVR and in B.C.’s hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.

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Restaurant guide: Visit YVR this summer for the ultimate staycation during YVR Take-Off Fridays.

International passengers can now clear the border with YVR’s next generation BorderXpress Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks at YVR and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

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YVR’s home-grown, industry-leading border solution is now equipped with the latest biometric technology, which allows eligible international travellers from 38 countries that do not require U.S. entry visas to use BorderXpress. Passengers from these countries, including Australia, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom, can now enjoy a streamlined border entry process, previously only available to Canadian and U.S. passport holders. BorderXpress is a fully hosted solution that automates

the administrative function of the border inspection process to reduce traveller wait times, passenger congestion and airport processing costs. Features of YVR’s nextgeneration kiosks include userfriendly fingerprinting technology and the ability to configure the kiosks in up to 26 different languages. With international travel on the rise, airports across the continent and around the world are looking for new ways to stay competitive. See BIOMETRIC page 2

Get the most out of your summer adventures this year and join in the festivities at YVR.

Stop by any Friday from July 4 to August 29 for the fifth annual YVR Take-Off Fridays. The best part of all—it’s

free! YVR is a great place to explore for kids of all ages. Visit any Friday this summer from 9am to 3pm for a full-day of free samples, great music and exciting prizes. There will be lots of kid-friendly activities like face painting, balloonists, caricaturists, YVR mascots and interactive displays from Science World during Take-Off Fridays. See TAKE-OFF FRIDAYS page 2

EVA increases its North American frequency

Starting this month, EVA Air will increase North American service from 45 flights per week to 55, boost-

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ing frequency to Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. By adding 22 per cent

more flights, EVA will also expand capacity and offer passengers greater convenience. See EVA AIR page 3

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Community Volunteers scour YVR’s aprons for debris on annual FOD Walk

More than 200 volunteers participated in the annual FOD Walk to help collect Foreign Object Debris (FOD) from YVR’s aprons on May 9, 2014. Volunteers who attended had the rare opportunity to walk on an active airfield to learn the importance of maintaining a safe and clean airport. Vancouver Airport Authority extends a thank-you to all the volunteers, community partners and sponsors who came out to support the annual walk.

Take-Off Fridays from page 1 On July 11, the second annual Paper Airplane Day featuring a paper airplane-folding workshop run by the airport’s paper airplane expert will take place and will include a competition between 11am–12:30pm. If you miss out on Paper Airplane Day, you’ll still have the chance to follow the expert’s paper airplane instructions at a paper airplane-making station. Take a tour of YVR’s Public Observation Area for even more excitement. There, kids and adults alike can explore interactive displays, quizzes and videos, high-tech telescopes, discover Sea Island through an interactive model and brush up on interesting facts about YVR, the history of flight in B.C. and all things aviation-related. You can also join a pre-secu-

rity tour at The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe sculpture on July 25 and August 15 to begin your adventure. Spaces are limited, so come early. Parking at the airport has never been so easy or affordable—enjoy a special YVR TakeOff Fridays parking rate of $5 for up to four hours in any of YVR’s lots, or begin your adventure on the Canada Line and get to the airport in 26 minutes or less. For the most current schedule, visit yvr.ca. For more information, contact community_relations@yvr. ca.

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Improving the passenger experience and reducing costs are ways in which airports are using technology to stay competitive. Now available at 10 airports, YVR’s BorderXpress is the leading provider of APC kiosks in North America. In its first year alone, BorderXpress has sped up the border process for 4.5-million passengers and counting. In other BorderXpress news, YVR’s APC kiosks opened recently for use at both CharlotteDouglas International Airport (CLT) in North Carolina and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, Georgia—the busiest airport in the world. In a report issued on May 22, 2014, by the Executive Office of the President, U.S. President Obama endorsed the use of expedited arrivals programs such as Automated Passport Control for improving the customer experience for travellers through American airports. The report highlighted the dramatic drop in wait times experienced at O’Hare following the installation of YVR’s BorderXpress APC kiosks. More information on YVR’s BorderXpress Automated Passport Control is available at yvr.ca.


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The YVR Team participating in HUB’s Share the Road Challenge, a kick-off event for Bike to Work Week, on May 21, 2014.

To kick-off Bike to Work Week, a few intrepid YVR employees recently participated in HUB’s Share the Road Challenge on May 21, 2014—a race between cyclists, car drivers and transit-takers to see who has the most enjoyable, affordable and fastest commute to Downtown Vancouver in morning rush hour. YVR was one of the nine teams who competed in this year’s friendly competition to see which mode of travel is the most enjoyable, affordable and fastest.

Starting at Larry Berg Flight Path Park, YVR’s cyclist crossed the finish line first in Downtown Vancouver, followed by the driver then the transit commuter. Aside from the obvious health perks, cycling is both good for the environment and a cheaper mode of travel. For example, it costs the average British Columbian $7,400 a year to own and maintain a car. Whether you’re a die-hard cyclist, recreational bike lover or first-time rider, all are encour-

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aged to hop on their bikes. HUB is a charitable non-profit that has spent the last 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 yvr.ca 

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Icelandair flights, which arrive in Vancouver at 5:50pm on Sundays and Tuesdays and depart at 3:55pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, will also give businesses more options to reach customers, suppliers and investors in Europe. “We call 2014 the year of Canada for Icelandair,” said Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO for Icelandair. “As we celebrate our inaugural flight from Vancouver, Icelandair now serves four Canadian gateways with service to more than 20 destinations in Europe. Our goal is to continue to grow and develop our network with added frequency and easier connections for all of Canada. Icelandair offers our passengers a refreshing alternative when travelling to Europe, with three cabins of service, leather seats, in-flight entertainment systems and, by the end of this year, Wi-Fi is scheduled to be avail-

able fleet-wide. We see a bright future for British Columbia and look forward to welcoming Vancouver onboard,” said Gudnason. The Icelandair schedule for 2014 is the largest in the company‘s history and will increase by 18 per cent from 2013 with new gateways, new destinations and added frequency from several cities in North America and Europe. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 20 destinations in Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare. Additional information about Icelandair’s schedules, fares and packages to Iceland and beyond is available at icelandair.com or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.

Festival Series is back

YVR’s popular Summer Festival Series is back for a second year. The airport’s team of community ambassadors— newly dubbed the YVR Flight Crew—is busy preparing to attend 16 community festivals across British Columbia. The Flight Crew will be ready to answer questions and get to know neighbours from across B.C. New this year is a giant Price is Right-style spinning game called the YVR Fly Wheel. Guests will have a chance to win coveted YVR swag by correctly answering trivia questions about

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B.C.’s gateway airport. Throughout the Summer Festival Series, the community is invited to connect with the YVR Flight Crew online via Twitter, using the hashtag #stayfly. Upcoming Summer Festival Series dates in June: June 22 - Burkeville Daze, Sea Island June 28 - Golden Spike Days, Port Moody June 29 & 30 - Ships to Shore, Steveston, Richmond Stay tuned for a full calendar of events. The YVR Flight Crew looks forward to seeing you in your neighbourhood soon!

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Eva Air will offer more flights between North America and Taiwan than any other airline. The Vancouver service has been increased from three to four flights per week. Since joining the Star Alliance airline network in June 2013, EVA has experienced growing demand for its services among business travellers. There has been a substantial increase in the numbers of business passengers flying the airline from North America to Southeast Asia via its hub in Taipei, Taiwan. Bookings for the airline’s Royal Laurel Class business cabin, which was launched in June 2012, have also climbed. The average load on EVA’s North America flights surpassed 80 per cent in 2013 and company officials expect bookings to keep climbing in 2014. The airline will accommodate this

growth and the added frequency by taking delivery of three Boeing 777-300ERs in the second quarter of 2014 and deploying the new aircraft on long-haul flights between North America and Taiwan. EVA officials expect the added frequencies to attract even more business travellers and further elevate its North America market share. The newest member of Star Alliance, EVA links an international network of major destinations worldwide, including dozens of cities in China and throughout Asia. EVA offers more trans-Pacific flights from North America to Taipei where, with just one easy stop, it provides onward connections to more major business and leisure centres than any other airline. Travellers can book from the expanded schedule through travel agents or on the airline’s website at evaair.com.

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YVR Art Foundation 2014 scholarship recipients

2014 YVR Art Scholarships recipients—(left to right) Charlene Johnny-Wadsworth, Cowichan, West Vancouver; Kelli Clifton, Tsimshian (Gitga’at), Terrace; Raven Pearson LeBlanc, Haida, Vancouver; George Lawson, Gitxan, North Vancouver; Sage Paul, WSANEC, Bentwood Bay; Skill Jaadee White, Haida, Masset; Luke Parnell, Haida/Nisga’a, Vancouver; and London Gunn, Kwakwaka’wakw/Metis (Red River), Marysville.

Eight BC First Nations artists have been selected as recipients of the 2014 YVR Art Foundation Scholarship Awards. The winners were recognized at the annual YVRAF Awards Reception that also includes the unveiling of the 2013 scholarship recipients’ art projects at YVR on May 30, 2014. “The YVR Art Foundation would like to congratulate this group of young talented First Nations artists who were selected as our 2014 scholarship winners,” said Stuart Rush, president YVR Art Foundation. “These awards are testaments to their strong desire and determination to excel in their artistic field. We are pleased to help them realize their vision and provide the opportunity to pursue their art education.”

The winners of the 2014 YVR Art Foundation Youth Artist scholarships are: • Kelli Clifton, age 25, Tsimshian, residing in Terrace • Charlene Johnny-Wadsworth, age 22, Cowichan, residing in West Vancouver • George Lawson, age 22, Gitxan, residing in North Vancouver • Raven Pearson LeBlanc, age 23, Haida residing in Vancouver • Sage Paul, age 18, WSÁNEĆ, residing in Brentwood Bay • Skil Jaadee White, age 18, Haida, residing in Masset. This year, the Foundation added a new schol-

arship award for mid-career artists of BC First Nations ancestry (age 27 and up) who wish to further their careers or extend their work into a new scale or area. The 2014 Mid-Career Artist Scholarship recipients are: • Landon Gunn, Kwakwaka’wakw and Metis, residing in Marysville, BC • Luke Parnell, Haida and Nisga’a, residing in Vancouver. YVRAF Youth Art Scholarships are awarded annually to emerging artists of BC First Nations ancestry (under age 27) who wish to develop their artistic potential. Selected by a jury of three senior First Nations artists, the recipients receive a $5,000

scholarship to attend a formal art institution or study with a mentor over the course of one year. At the end of the year, their art projects are unveiled at the annual YVRAF Scholarship Awards Reception and then are exhibited at YVR. Scholarship recipients also have an opportunity to spend a day touring Vancouver museums, galleries and art studios. The YVR Art Foundation receives funding from Vancouver Airport Authority and from individual, foundation and corporate donors. It has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships and awards to more than 50 artists. For more information about the YVR Art Foundation, visit yvraf.com.

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Air Canada ready to implement expanded use of portable electronic devices Last month, the Government of Canada announced that Canadian airlines would soon be able to let passengers use their personal electronic devices (PEDs) during all phases of flights—a policy that is in line with transport authorities in the United States and Europe. PEDs include such devices as cellular telephones, electronic document readers, tablet computers and MP3 players. Immediately following the announcement, Air Canada, Air Canada rouge and its Air Canada Express regional partners announced that measures were being finalized to safely implement the new procedures for its customers. “Air Canada welcomes [this] announcement expanding the use of PEDs on aircraft because it will enhance the travel experience,” said Craig Landry, vice president of marketing at Air Canada. “Our customers have been telling us they want the option to use their PEDs at all times on board our aircraft, both for working and entertainment.

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Moreover, this change will bring our policies in line with those of other jurisdictions for use of PEDs on aircraft, eliminating uncertainty for customers. “We appreciate Transport Canada’s support of our efforts to implement these new rules safely and quickly. This policy will complement our recent announcement that we have begun rolling out in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity across our North American fleet, the first Canadian carrier to do so. We anticipate 29 aircraft will be offering in-flight connectivity by year-end, with

130 narrow-body aircraft to be equipped to provide connectivity by the end of 2015,” said Landry. The changes do not permit the use of transmitting functions once the aircraft is in motion prior to take-off—customers aboard aircraft will not be able to make cellular phone calls or otherwise send and receive wireless signals from outside the aircraft. Current safety restrictions on customers using headphones or earbuds not connected to the aircraft’s in-flight entertainment system will also remain in effect. 

EVA Air takes delivery of two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft EVA Air has received its 16th and 17th 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes from Boeing. The Taiwan-based airline is the first airline in the world to operate 777-300ERs with Panasonic’s complete state-ofthe-art eX3 in-flight entertainment system. “Our new Boeing 777300ERs will allow us to initiate significant changes in the flying experience we offer passengers around the world,” said EVA Air chairman K.W. Chang. “We will continue to modernize our worldclass fleet with new and innovative technologies, ensuring that our passengers receive the most

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comfortable and memorable flying experience.” The Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system on EVA Air’s new flagship 777-300ER features in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity and high-definition video touch screens at every seat. The airline’s first double airplane delivery also helped mark the airline’s 25-year anniversary. “EVA Air is a long-standing Boeing customer and we are honoured to commemorate this historic double airplane delivery in celebration of our 25-year partnership,” said Ihssane Mounir, vice president of sales, Northeast

Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “It is hard to imagine reaching this day without the leadership of K.W. Chang and his vision to transform EVA Air into one of the leading global airlines in the world.” EVA Air will operate 17 777-300ERs in its fleet of 49 total Boeing airplanes. Boeing airplanes account for nearly 60 per cent of EVA Air’s entire fleet. The airline is featuring its exclusive new Royal Class business cabin on these airplanes and will use them to add more flights on existing routes in North America.

Air Canada’s existing yearround non-stop service from Vancouver to Honolulu and Maui, currently operated by Air Canada, will be converted to daily Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-300ER service, effective November 21 and December 1, 2014, respectively. “Air Canada rouge is best suited to compete more cost effectively in markets where there is both a high leisure travel demand and low-cost competition,” said Benjamin Smith, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Air Canada. “The expansion of our leisure carrier to Hawaii, in tandem with Air Canada’s mainline fleet renewal, is a key element of our strategy for sustainable, profitable growth at both airlines.” Air Canada will continue to evaluate future market opportunities as new aircraft are introduced into its mainline fleet and

existing aircraft are released for operation by Air Canada rouge as market demand warrants. Since the launch of Air Canada rouge in July 2013, Air Canada has deployed its leisure carrier to a growing number of Caribbean, European and select sun destinations in the United States. Air Canada rouge VancouverHonolulu year round service: Flight ZX1831 departs Vancouver 5:35pm, arrives Honolulu 9:40pm. Flight ZX1830 departs Honolulu 10:55pm, arrives Vancouver 6:35am next day. Air Canada rouge VancouverMaui year round service: Flight ZX1827 departs Vancouver 5:45pm, arrives Maui 9:50pm Flight ZX1828 departs Maui 11:05pm, arrives Vancouver 6:35am next day. Flights depart daily in winter.

Customers who have already booked travel to Hawaii directly through Air Canada on these routes converted to Air Canada rouge will be notified by email that their flight has been converted to Air Canada rouge. The email provides the option to contact Air Canada Reservations at (844) 268-7290 for a full refund if the customer prefers to make a different travel choice to Hawaii. Customers who have booked through their travel agent will be notified by their travel agent who is also available to provide further information and options available. Air Canada rouge operates a fleet consisting of six Boeing 767-300ER aircraft and 18 Airbus A319 aircraft transferred from Air Canada. For more information and bookings, visit aircanada.com/ en/about/rouge.html.

Air North selects Ackroo as loyalty rewards partner Air North, Yukon’s Airline, has selected Ackroo to provide its gift card, loyalty and rewards solution. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ackroo helps businesses of all shapes and sizes customize loyalty programs. The multi-year agreement between Ackroo and Air North will incorporate all aspects of Ackroo’s platform, from bricks

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Hall of Fame inducts four new members

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) inducted four new members at its 41st annual induction dinner and ceremonies on May 29, 2014, held this year at Calgary International Airport in WestJet Airlines’ Campus facility. Guest speaker for the evening was Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who was recently Commander of the International Space Station, Expedition 35, for six months in earth orbit. The newly minted members for 2014 were:

Clive Beddoe An early interest in aviation in his native England blossomed into a dream of creating a new Canadian airline in Canada in the mid 1990s. The resulting WestJet phenomenon has revolutionized air travel in Canada with its legendary attention to the customer experience, its competitive pricing, its strong commitment to employees and its excellent safety record. Beddoe successfully weathered early difficulties at WestJet and has now

neered the use of heavier cargo aircraft such as the C-130 Hercules and championed the expansion of commercial routes linking northern communities with each other and destinations in southern Canada.

launched a spin-off to extend service far beyond traditional markets.

Lorna deBlicquy As a girl growing up in Ottawa in the 1940s, deBlicquy longed to slip earth’s surly bonds and traipse “the skies on laughter-silvered wings” as RCAF pilot John Gillespie Magee famously wrote in High Flight. In fact, as a high school student, she wrote an essay comparing flying to “a symphony in shining silver,” a simile that did not impress her English teacher. A trailblazing advocate for the role of women in aviation and supremely accomplished pilot, instructor and examiner, Lorna De Blicquy played a significant and highly recognized role in changing the face of aviation in Canada. Active in aviation for almost 50 years, deBlicquy was instrumental in providing air services, training and humanitarian relief in many parts of the world, especially in Canada’s high Arctic.

Robert Parsons Engle Engle enjoyed a career of some 50 years in aviation in Canada’s north. From very early contract flying out of Yellowknife, he went on to expand his operations across the length and breadth of the Arctic and in so doing change the way in which remote communities are supplied by air. He created Northwest Territorial Airways, which was subsequently taken over by Air Canada, pio-

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By the pharmacists at Pharmasave

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

Nutritional supplements and antioxidants: hype or necessity? Nutritional supplements are big business. Every day, ads and news stories are published about supplements that promise to prevent heart disease and cancer, improve memory, and much more. Nutrition experts agree—the best way to stock up on vitamins and minerals is by eating a balanced diet. Popping a pill is no substitute for a balanced diet. If, like millions of Canadians, you decide to take a vitamin and mineral supplement, here are some suggested tips to follow. Don’t waste money on “natural” vitamins. Your body can’t tell the difference between synthetic (man-made) vitamins and so-called “natural” ones, but synthetics are usually cheaper. The exception to this rule is vitamin E: your body absorbs the natural form better than the synthetic version, although vitamin manufacturers add enough to synthetic vitamin E to make up for the difference (and it’s still cheaper). Also remember that generic and other reasonably priced brands are just as good as more expensive ones. Read the label to make sure the expiry date is current. Like foods, supplements should not be used after its expiry dates. Look for a Drug Identification Number (DIN) or Natural Health Product (NHP) number, usually on the front label, which shows that the product was approved by Health Canada. Don’t assume that more is better. In fact, vitamins A and D, iron, zinc and selenium can be toxic in high doses, while others can have unpleasant or serious side effects. Your safest bet is to look for supplements that provide no more than the recommended daily dose of each nutrient. Keep supplements away from children. Those pills may look and taste like candy to a child, but they can be deadly. Iron supplements cause more poisoning deaths in children than any other substance. Tell your doctor about all of the vitamins, minerals and other supplements you’re taking. Some vitamins and minerals can interfere with certain medications. Antioxidants There’s been a lot of excitement about antioxidants—nutri-

ents that protect the body from damage due to “free radicals,” which are compounds produced by environmental toxins and normal body processes. Free radicals can damage cells throughout the body. There have been many claims about what antioxidants can do for health, including protection from heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamins C and E, beta-carotene (vitamin A) and the mineral selenium are well-researched antioxidants. Early studies show that people who eat lots of fruits and vegetables—foods rich in antioxidants—are less likely to develop such diseases than those who shun these foods. Next, people already taking antioxidant pills have been compared to others who are not taking such supplements. Again, the antioxidants appear to be protective. Taking a closer look at these studies, it is likely that people who choose to eat lots of fruits and vegetables or take supple-

ments are more health-conscious than those who do not, which may explain these impressive results. Also, fruits and vegetables offer many more nutrients than the known antioxidants. The best studies are “clinical trials,” where a large group of people are randomly assigned either antioxidants or a placebo (a dummy tablet). That way, the only difference between the two groups is whether or not they are receiving the antioxidant. Studies that have investigated antioxidants such as coenzyme Q10 for Parkinson’s disease or traditional antioxidants for the treatment of arthritis have yet to find any evidence to support antioxidants for treating these conditions. However, there is still much more research involved in this area. Bone-building buddy The human body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium, the major building block of bone. It boosts the body’s ability to absorb calcium by up to 80

per cent. Vitamin D becomes especially important as we age, when calcium is less efficiently absorbed. Together, calcium and vitamin D can prevent osteoporosis, a condition where bones become thin and brittle and break easily. Vitamin D is often called “the sunshine vitamin,” since our bodies can actually produce it when exposed to sunlight. In the summer, having arms, face and hands out in the sun for just 10-15 minutes a day, three times per week, will make enough vitamin D to meet the body’s requirements. Unfortunately, the sun may not be the safest or most reliable way to get enough of this vitamin. Using sunscreens to prevent skin cancer blocks the rays needed to produce vitamin D. Dark-skinned people absorb less sunlight than those with light skins, putting them at risk of vitamin D deficiency. Also, many people, especially the elderly, are at risk, as they spend more time indoors. Additionally, the long,

cold and dark Canadian winters mean that the skin’s vitamin D production shuts down from early October until late March every year. Amount of vitamin D needed Babies, children, and adults under 70 (who do not have osteoporosis) need between 600 IU (international units) and 1,000 IU per day. Adults over 70 should get at least 800 IU daily. Some doctors recommend up to 2,000 IU per day for certain individuals. In Canada, a glass of milk (250 ml) is enriched with 100 IU of vitamin D, making it a good source of this nutrient. Small

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Email your event information to jstewart@westerndriver.com 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 oneof-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 cbaa-acaa.ca.

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Abbotsford Airport, 30440 Liberator 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.

June 31, 2014 The Spirit of Leadership – A High Tea Adventure Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC Have you ever wondered what happened to the great adventurer Amelia Earhart? On Thursday, July 31, join the Aviation Leadership Foundation in welcoming back forensic examiner Jeff Glickman, who will share the latest details of his quest to uncover the mystery of Earhart’s final flight. Building on the success of last year’s event, The Spirit of Leadership - a High Tea Adventure, the Foundation, in partnership with the Women in Aviation Sea to Sky Chapter, is hosting a second vintage-themed afternoon tea filled to the brim with tales of adventure, courage and determination. For more information, visit aviationleadership.com.

July 1, 2014 69th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival—Canada Day Celebration Steveston, BC The Parade marches off at 10am sharp from Garry Point Park and winds through the streets of Steveston past the Community Centre to Railway Avenue. With more than 100 entries, the Parade takes nearly two hours to complete. Each year, more than 1,200 pounds of fresh, wild BC sockeye salmon is expertly barbecued and served. Come and see YVR participants in the parade, plus visit the YVR tent in the festival area. For more information, visit stevestonsalmonfest.ca.

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 cavex@live.ca.

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 Birthday. The free aerobatic airshow will be held at Pitt

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 Kids annual golf and dinner auction brings together the airport and surrounding communities in a unique effort to raise funds for children’s charities. For more information, visit yvrforkids.com.

September 15-18, 2014 SWIFT 2014 Conference & Equipment Expo Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel and Vancouver Airport Authority Dubbed the World’s Premier Airfield Conference, SWIFT is a unique opportunity for the exchange of technical information between hundreds of representatives from airports, industry and government organizations. Past conferences have included international representatives from Canada, United States, Germany, Denmark, England, France, Russia, China, Argentina, Finland, Sweden and Japan. For more information, visit swiftconference.org.

Calin Rovinescu, president and CEO of Air Canada, has been named chairman of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) by the associations Board of Governors for a one-year term. Rovinescu succeeds Richard H. Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, whose one-year term has expired. “As we continue to celebrate 100 years of commercial aviation, I am excited at the opportunity of taking on the chairmanship of the IATA Board of Governors,” said Rovinescu. “Air transport delivers enormous benefits to the global economy every day. I look forward to working closely with IATA director general and CEO Tony Tyler to encourage and support industry and government policies and practices that will enable aviation to play an even bigger role in the global economy during the second century of commercial flight.” Rovinescu joined Air Canada in 2000 as executive vice president, corporate development and Strategy. In addition, he held the position of chief restructuring officer during the airline’s 20032004 restructuring. From 2004 until he rejoined Air Canada in 2009 in his current position, Rovinescu was a cofounder and principal of Genuity

Capital Markets, an independent investment bank. Prior to 2000, he spent more than 20 years in the legal profession, including serving as the managing partner at Stikeman Elliott in Montreal. “Calin will be a fitting successor to Richard [Anderson],” said Tony Tyler, IATA director general and CEO. “His proven leadership will be crucial as IATA works with our industry and government partners to address a number of priorities, including aircraft tracking, improving safety in Africa, and continuing to support ICAO efforts to draft a market-based measure to manage aviation’s carbon emissions. I know I can count on Calin to provide strong support for the New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative to modernize the standard for transmission of

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Made from composite materials, the 787 Dreamliner is the first mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes, which allows airlines to open new, non-stop routes to travellers.

The airplane, the first of Air Canada’s 37 787s on order for delivery through 2019, will be used on Air Canada’s TorontoTel Aviv routes.

The 787 is 20 percent more fuel efficient than similar-sized airplanes it will replace in Air Canada’s fleet.

Philippine Airlines to switch from Boeing to Airbus for Vancouver route, eyes expansion of Canadian flight frequency

With the recent upgrading of Philippines Airlines to Category 1 rating by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the airline will deploy its fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to the U.S. mainland for non-stop flights. As such, effective September 1, 2014, Philippine Airlines existing Manila-VancouverToronto route will be switched to the use of Airbus A340-300 aircraft. Currently, the airline uses Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft on the route. Philippine Airlines is also eyeing to double its flight frequencies to Canada, following the successful conclusion of recent air talks between both countries. With the Philippine government securing an additional seven flight frequencies per week to Canada, the airline said it will file its manifestation before the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB)

to secure the entitlements. Once approved by CAB, the entitlements will increase Philippine Airlines total flight frequencies per week to Canada from seven to 14. At present, PAL flies seven times weekly to Vancouver and three times weekly to Toronto (via Vancouver). “With the successful con-

clusion of the government-togovernment air talks, we look forward to flying twice daily to Canada and offering our passengers greater flexibility and choice,” said Ramon Ang, Philippine Airlines president and chief operating officer. For more information on flights, visit philippineairlines. com.

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), is urging Canadians to be well prepared when travelling to hurricane-prone areas during the Atlantic hurricane season, which lasts from early June to late November. “The key to hurricane or tropical storm protection is preparation,” said Minister Yelich. “Canadians travelling to vulnerable areas during hurricane season should know what steps to follow to protect themselves and their families.” Canadians travelling to a hurricane-prone destination are encouraged to visit travel.gc.ca and observe the three Rs of international travel to be better prepared: • Read up on the Government of Canada’s travel advice and advisories pages before leaving for up-to-date information on your destination. • Register with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service so that the Government of Canada can contact and assist you if necessary.

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Geneva heads the Club Sandwich Price Index Geneva, Switzerland has retained the top spot as the most expensive city in the world to order a club sandwich, at an average of US$32.60, according to research released by Hotels. com. A club sandwich, also called a clubhouse sandwich, is a sandwich with toasted bread that is filled with chicken or turkey, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise. It is often cut into quarters and held together by hors d’oeuvre sticks. It frequently has two layers which are separated by an additional slice of bread. Now in its third year, the Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index (CSI) reflects not only changes in the actual price of a club sandwich across the globe, but also the effect of currency fluctuations between cities. The CSI average price is calculated from the real prices paid by guests for a club sandwich in

30 hotels in either the capital or an important tourist city in 28 countries surveyed, across five-, four- and three-star categories. Gastronomic hub, Paris, France, held on to the number two spot globally with a new average of $29.36, followed by Helsinki, Finland (previously number 11), which knocked Oslo, Sweden out of the top three with a price of $24.35. For the second year in a row New York came in at number 13, however, the city was the most expensive amongst other U.S. cities surveyed, with an average of $17.99 for a club sandwich. Club sandwich averages in other major U.S. cities include: San Francisco at $15.44; Washington, DC at $15.18; Los Angeles at $14.88; New Orleans at $13.54; Chicago at $13.38; Houston at $13.17; San Diego at $13; Las Vegas at $12.91; and Dallas at $12.06.

The least expensive U.S. city to order a club sandwich was Orlando, Florida at $10.68. In Canada, Toronto was listed at number 21, with an average price of $14.05. India’s capital city New Delhi remained the cheapest destination for a club sandwich, with an average of just $8.78, just below Mexico City pegged at an average price of $9.78. Sydney, Australia experienced the greatest decrease in its club sandwich price, falling from $20.53 in 2013 to $16.93 in 2014. The Fairmont Vancouver Airport restaurant Globe@ YVR offers its signature Smoked Turkey Club Sandwich—cranberry-sourdough bread with aged cheddar, caramelized bacon, grainy mustard, maple mayonnaise, tomato, lettuce and guacamole with a side of French fries—for CDN$21.

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One popular theory is that the club sandwich was invented in an exclusive Saratoga Springs, New York, gambling club in the late 19th century. The sandwich is known to have appeared on U.S. restaurant menus as far back as 1899.

Canadian Government offers guide for women travellers While women travel for many of the same reasons as men do, their social concerns, as well as their health and safety needs, are very different. For example, female travellers may be more directly affected by religious and societal beliefs in some countries. What steps can women wayfarers take to avoid sexual

harassment? How can they make their accommodations more secure? Where can they obtain consular assistance if they experience problems while abroad? These and many other practical questions are addressed in a booklet published by the Government of Canada entitled Her Own Way: A Woman’s Safe-Travel

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Mother’s and Father’s Day celebrated at YVR Chapel The YVR Chapel has been sponsoring fun contests, which encourage interaction with visitors to the Chapel, airport employees and Greencoats who circulate throughout the terminals. Last month, in celebration of Mother’s Day, the YVR community was asked a pertinent question “What do you most appreciate about your mother?” According to Chaplain Dennis Kirkley, many people responded immediately, but others needed time to ponder. As expected, the answers were varied and inspiring. Here are the top 10 responses (as chosen by the Chapel’s volunteers): 1. She’s EVERYTHING—the best woman alive! 2. Her dedication and hard work, and her sense of humour. 3. She always listened to me. 4. She’s the best cook on the planet! 5. Guiding me in the right direction.

6. She raised us in love.... she was there for me 24/7! 7. She’s my mother and father, my “muddy”. 8. Her sheer optimism and her humble servant attitude. 9. Her baby-sitting and grand-mothering skills! 10. She gave everything without waiting for anything. The names of all the participants who answered the question were included in a draw for prizes of body lotion gift packs. Father’s Day shootout at the Chapel This month, in celebration of Father’s Day, men will have to earn the right to enter the prize draw. For the week of Father’s Day, Monday June 9 to Friday June 13, employees are invited to visit the Chapel to show their basketball skills. Those who achieve three out of five hoops will have

their names entered into this month’s prize draw. “Go for it guys!” exclaimed Chaplain Dennis Kirkley. The draw will take place on Friday, June 13 at 5pm. New Chapel website You are invited to visit the new and updated Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy website at yvrchaplaincy.org. This is a great opportunity to learn about the support and services offered by the Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy. The chaplaincy website can also be found at yvr.ca under “Navigating YVR”. Chaplain Kirkley encourages everyone to visit the Chapel and give comments and insights. YVR Chapel is located at International Arrivals, Level 2, across from Tim Horton’s and beside Hudson News. Telephone: (604) 303-3010.

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Governor General attends D-Day Anniversary ceremony The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada marked the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy by taking part in a ceremony of remembrance on Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. During the ceremony, the Governor General inspected a guard of honour and addressed veterans, dignitaries and members of the public. He also participated in a ribbon-cutting cer-

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Travel Talk Sunwing adds Manzanillo to its Vancouver winter line-up Starting winter 2014, Sunwing will introduce an additional Mexican destination from Vancouver to its line-up, Manzanillo. Sunwing will operate weekly non-stop flights to Manzanillo from Vancouver, departing on Saturdays— January 10, 17 and 24, 2015. Prices from Vancouver start at $1,335 plus $375 taxes. Located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, just south of Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo is a popular destination for Canadians. The city’s old town features many restaurants, shops and

churches built into the steep rise of the towering Sierra Madre mountains. Sunwing Vacations Manzanillo resort offerings include the all-inclusive Barcelo Karmina Palace Deluxe and the Grand Isla Navidad Resort. The Barcelo Karmina Palace Deluxe hotel has 324 luxury suites, all with garden or ocean views of the private bay of Karmina. There are six swimming pools connected by waterfalls, as well as a fullservice spa. The hotel features four themed restaurants, in addition to its main buffet restaurant,

allowing guests to experience a wide range of culinary delights. The Grand Isla Navidad Resort is situated on the island of Isla Navidad in Manzanillo. This family-friendly resort features 199 guestrooms, all with satellite TV, as well as three pools, a spa tub, a fitness centre, a kids club and complimentary WiFi in its rooms and suites. Located near the Isla Navidad Golf Course and close to the Barra de Navidad beach, the hotel also offers a golf bonus with select room categories. For more information, visit sunwing.ca.

Sunwing Vacations new Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort opens fall 2014

Sunwing Vacations brand new all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico will open its doors in late fall 2014. Located only 15 minutes from the Cancun International Airport, the Royalton Riviera Cancun features a selection of luxury suite accommodations and amenities including rain showers and exclusive DreamBed bedding, designed exclusively for Royalton Resorts. The resort is designed to fulfill every interest—from a variety of treatments at the modern onsite spa, a fully equipped fitness centre or participation in the many daily activities and nightly entertainment on offer. Guests can also download a Royalton mobile app and receive the convenience of an unlimited free calling plan from their mobile device while on the resort property, as well as unlimited app-to-app texting. Many age-appropriate activities are offered to keep children entertained throughout their stay. Kids aged 4-12 can play in the on-site splash pad and the supervised Kids Club featuring popular kids’ characters, games, cartoons and a playground, while teens aged 13-17 can lounge in their very own Teens Club with video games, billiards, table tennis and free Wi-Fi. The resort offers reservationfree dining in 10 restaurants and has 16 bars with a selection of international drinks. For more information, visit sunwing.ca.


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Richmond, the Island City, by Nature Richmond is B.C.’s fourth largest city, located just 25 minutes south of downtown Vancouver and 25 minutes north of the U.S. border. Known as the Island City, by Nature, Richmond is a recreational paradise with 40-plus kilometres of well-maintained trails and more than 90 parks. The area boasts a world-class airport, includes sophisticated shopping, international cuisine and a vibrant, multi-cultural community with an immigrant population of 60 per cent—the highest in Canada. People from everywhere are discovering Richmond and the real estate numbers reflect this, with a 25 per cent overall increase in real estate sales from October 2012 to October 2013—the highest in Metro Vancouver. As such, the building boom continues in Richmond at a rapid pace, with new developments taking shape all over the city. Around the Olympic Oval, the Oval

Village continues to grow, with 11 new developments designated to be completed over the next few years and a total of approximately 5,700 units. This area is fast becoming dubbed the new Coal Harbour of B.C. There are also many retail units in development including a new luxury outlet mall, which will be opening by 2015 and will bring approximately 1,000 new jobs to Sea Island. Other new projects in Richmond North include the master-planned Parc Rivieria development and the International Trade Centre at Versante, which will be comprised of two office towers and a boutique hotel. Richmond continues to grow and will soon have a new university in the heart of the City, as part of the Quintet development project, as well as retail and office space, condominium towers and a City Centre Community Centre.

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Richmond New Home Developments 1 Saffron: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #180-8360 Granville Avenue . . . . . . . . . 604 270 2482 2 River Park Place: . . . . . . . . . Oval Village Riverfront . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 282 7838 3 Parc Riviera: . . . . . . . . . . . . 10111 River Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 231 5900

Thinking of buying in Richmond to be closer to YVR? Richmond might be more affordable than you think. Contact us! We would love to answer your questions about Richmond.

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4 Harmony: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No 3 Road and Bennet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 278 3939 5 Monet: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8511 Capstone Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 233 7748 6 Remy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cambie & Garden City Road . . . . . . . . . 604 283 2109 Steveston 7 Southpointe Cove: . . . . . . . . 12351 No 2 Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 618 0008 8 Pier at London Landing . . . 12235 No 1 Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 274 7326 Other Richmond New Home Developments – Call for current details.

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Alexandra Gate . . . . . . . . 604 274 7326 Altis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604 231 0588 Bravo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 778 297 6222 Camber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 276 0677 Centro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 270 8305 Concord Gardens . . . . . . . 604 233 7748 Emerald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 244 8333 The Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . 604 271 3331

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A blast from the past with vintage airline ads

It’s almost time to begin preparations for an enjoyable summer getaway and book flights to a favourite destination. To help travellers get in the globe-trotting spirit, Reminisce, North America’s top-selling nostalgia

magazine has printed a montage of vintage airline ads. Take a journey to the past, when flying meant smartly dressed passengers, fancy in-flight meals, smoking, and more.

American Airlines (1949)—“Here I am… the fellow who said he would never fly. If I thought it was anything like this, I’d be flying a long time ago!”

Martin Aircraft (1945)—“Now… an airline is the shortest distance between two points. For speed, comfort and economy… plan to travel via Martin flying boat!”

Air France (1960)—“7 course meal….1600 miles long. It’s true—on every flight, every day passengers enjoy a meal like this with no extra fare!”

Boeing (1946)—“The smoothest ride in the world.”

Royal Flush Special!

• TRANSMISSION FLUSH • COOLING SYSTEM FLUSH • POWER STEERING FLUSH • BRAKE FLUSH • ENGINE FLUSH

Delta expands its A320 fleet

Delta has placed an order for 15 Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) aircraft to offset jet retirements. Delta currently operates a large fleet of Airbus aircraft, including 126 A320 Family aircraft and 32 A330s. The order brings Delta’s backlog to 45 single-aisle Airbus A321 and 10 widebody

Airbus A330 aircraft. All of Delta’s A321s will feature fuel-saving Sharklets— lightweight composite wingtip devices that offer four per cent fuel-burn savings. This environmental benefit gives the airline the option of extending its range up to 185 kilometres or increasing payload capacity by some 450 kilograms.

Many of Delta’s A321s will be delivered from Airbus’ brand-new A320 Family assembly line, currently under construction in Mobile, Alabama. Hiring is underway at the facility and aircraft assembly will begin there next year. By 2017, the Mobile facility is expected to produce four aircraft per month.

Have Your Car Serviced While You’re Away or While You’re at Work Save Time and Money and get a Complimentary ride to the Airport!

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The fluids included in the Royal flush offer are 1. up to 4 litres of Dexron 3 ATF 2. up to 5 Litres of Green Coolant 3. up to 1 litre of Dot 3 brake fluid. Applies to most vehicles. Synthetic oils are extra, Lube Guard additive is extra. Engine Oil Change is required after Engine Flush. Environmental fees and taxes additional.

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We Service all Makes & Models. 1. We never proceed with any maintenance or repairs without your authorization so your final invoice will never be an unpleasant surprise 2. We offer friendly, personal service: at Pawlik Automotive you can speak with the service adviser, the technician and the owner 3. Our maintenance service saves you money 4. Repeat Winner: Westender Magazine Best of the City: Gold, Best Auto Repair Shop.

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Neighbourhood Restaurant Guide Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 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

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• 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. (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 smokehousesandwich.com. • 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 5 Milltown Bar & Grill #101-9191 Bentley Street, Marpole Just opened and receiving great reviews for good food, friendly service and fantastic marina views. Only 5 minutes From YVR across the Arthur Laing Bridge. Open from 11am to late every day. (604) 269-2348; www.milltownbar.com. • Shark Club 10253 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond

Waterfront Dining at PIER 73 Where Friendliness Meets Flavour

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(next to Sandman Signature Hotel). As the day progresses so does the atmosphere at Shark Club. Come for 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 Rd. (604) 270-7576 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) 270-7541. • Delta Vancouver Airport 1500 Cessna Drive. (604) 278-1241 3 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

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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 • White Spot: Burgers, fresh salads,

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dinner gatherings, or evening drinks with friends. Kids Menu. Sunday to Thursday 11am-12am. Friday and Saturday 11am-1am (kitchen open until midnight). (604) 276-1954 • The Fairmont Vancouver Airport (at YVR) –3111 Grant McConachie Way (604) 207-5200 • Jetside Bar Offers a selection of appetizers, snacks and shared food. (604) 248.3281 • Globe@YVR Award-winning signature restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (604) 248-3281 Solution for June 2014 Crossword.

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A Coffee Crusted Strawberry Glazed Beef Brisket 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

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Tel: 604 736-6754 •  Fax: 604 736-6750 E-mail: jstewart@westerndriver.com

B & B ACCOMMODATION

Bed & Breakfast Comfortable accommodation, with special discounts for airline personnel. Five minutes from airport, in Richmond. Free pick-up to and from airport. Phone Penny or Ross (604) 273-1198 E-mail: chestnuttree@shaw.ca

BOOKS FOR SALE

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Ability to work in adverse weather conditions Shift work, 24 hour operation Offloading and Loading baggage and cargo Operate ground support equipment Training program provided EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE · FULL HEALTH · TRAVEL PERKS · UNIFORM · PARKING EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO: yvr.hr@am.servisair.com You must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant-IM1000 or Permanent Resident. Hold a valid Class 5 BC Drivers License and have your own means of reliable transportation

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Fling Wing

tells the definitive story of British Columbia’s key role in the development of the commercial helicopter. The early history of Okanagan Helicopters and the advent of heli-logging coupled with adventures from 45-year veteran fling wing pilot, Peter Barratt, who put the ‘fly’ in fly-fishing, and launched a new name in the industry—West Coast Helicopters.

Email Jack Schofield at: coastdog2@shaw.ca

Coast Dog Press

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT

Office Space Available At YVR’s most desired location – Landmark Aviation

Prime, executive office space available at Landmark Aviation located on the beautiful southside of Canada’s finest airport - YVR. Offered at very competitive rates, with breathtaking views & an on-site business centre – a first-class presidents lounge & boardroom facility with 24/7 security. Many different office sizes and rent/term options. Enquiries, please contact Chris Paul at cpaul@landmarkaviation.com 604.279.2912

EVENTS

SATURDAY JULY 19, 2014 Career Day @ YPK Focus on Aviation/Aerospace Careers Your future – in tomorrow’s Aviation Industry Civilian – Military – Technology – Operations Location Pacific Rim Aviation Academy @ YPK Pitt Meadows Regional Airport

SUNDAY JULY 20, 2014 YPK Airport & Community Day Wings & Wheels & Community Displays 10am – 4pm Air Show – Aerobatic Act – Military Aircraft – RC* *Sponsored by the North Fraser Airshow Society

Contact: Trevor Sandwell 778.389.3750 : Email cavex@live.ca Participating organizations: BCAC • YEC • AIAC Pacific • ACLC BC

EMPLOYMENT WANTED

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Looking for an entry-level sales position with Freight Forwarding/Logistics firm. Can start after 9:30am and work late. Commerce Graduate with B2B sales experience and TDG Certified. Please call Raj at 604-620-9135.

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE SKYTALK NEWSPAPER is looking for a capable salesperson to develop and maintain new client relationships. The ideal applicant will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and enjoy working with clients to develop effective print & online ad campaigns. The ability to work independently, be deadline-oriented and have an understanding of current advertising trends will be advantageous to success. Email your résumé to Patrick Stewart, publisher pstewart@westerndriver.com


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Name that Aircraft

Send the correct name of this aircraft (make and model) and you could win a

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Send your answer by: Email joanbelgrave@hotmail.com; Fax (604) 736-6750; #181-4438 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, BC V7B 2B4

A draw will be made from all correct entries received by June 30, 2014. The winner’s name will be published in the July 2014 edition of SkyTalk and at www.skytalkonline.com.

LAST MONTH’S WINNER: Shaun Walton, KAMLOOPS, BC

Answer:

The Avro Lincoln (Type 694)

The Avro Lincoln (Type 694) was a British four-engined heavy bomber, which first flew on June 9, 1944. One Avro Lincoln B Mk XV pattern aircraft was completed in Canada by Victory Aircraft. In all, 604 Lincolns were built.

ACROSS 1 Indian dress 5 In the middle of 10 Wide metal cooking vessels 14 Got 15 A woody climbing tropical plant 16 Nursemaid 17 Mortician 19 Back of the neck 20 Stinging insect 21 Units of electrical resistance 22 Complained bitterly 24 Angolan monetary unit 25 Coal gas (British) (2 words) 26 Asian temple 29 Worship given to God alone 30 Wholeness 31 Chancy 32 Mutual Savings Bank 35 A large number or amount (slang) 36 Hue 37 Goddess of the earth (Greek mythology) 38 “___, you’re it!” 39 Loose Roman outer garments 40 Flying toys 41 Slanted letter 43 Mothers 44 Having characteristics that attract affection 46 Soaks 47 Genus of the tassel flower 48 At the highest point 49 Because or since 52 Door-like fence barrier 53 Disparaging 56 Hindu month 57 Wooden stick or post 58 Fertilizer ingredient 59 Final 60 Dog-_____ pages 61 Bacterium.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES GlobeGround Fuel Services CONSIDER A CAREER IN AVIATION Servisair is a leading global provider of aviation ground services delivering an integrated range of handling solutions across 121 locations such as ground-handling and airport services to several airline companies. Visit our website: www.servisair.com

JOIN OUR TEAM AS A FUELING SUPERVISOR

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DOWN 1 Half a ticket 2 A1 3 Conveyed by an animal 4 President Eisenhower 5 Hollyhock 6 City in Florida 7 Trees that grow from acorns 8 Direction between north and northeast 9 Strangler 10 Indian grammarian (circa 400BC) 11 Merge or fuse 12 Wood nymph (Greek mythology) 13 Outdoor storage buildings 18 Loud and rough 23 Amiss 24 A large amount 25 Tortillas 26 A short stroke in golf 27 Dwarf buffalo

28 Gum disease 29 Lavender 31 Stray calf 33 Fortune teller 34 Lowest part of the musical range 36 Cave in 37 Unpleasant people 39 Anagram of “Bait” 40 10th letter of the Greek alphabet 42 Natural quality or ability 43 Berthed 44 Acceptable under the law 45 Third compartment of the stomach of a ruminant 46 Stir up a fire 48 Partly open 49 Flame 50 Across or concluded 51 500 sheets of paper 54 Estimated Time of Arrival 55 Pull or jerk.

See solution for crossword on page 17. ACCOMMODATIONS

The Fueling Supervisor is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the fueling operation on his/her shift, while ensuring that customer standards and contractual services are met. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Directly supervises all employees on the Ramp on a daily basis. • Guides and directs employees in the effective execution of duties, assists in problem solving and ensures that all Company health and safety policies are enforced. • Assists the Manager of Operations - Fueling in developing workforce schedules as it relates to cost and productivity of the Fueling Operations. • Assists with safety and technical training, as well as maintenance of training records as required. • Runs Accident/Injury investigation and Incident Command on scene. • Performs all daily operational paperwork: daily shift reports, delays reporting, employee performance documentation, WCB forms, and overtime control. • Executes fueling related functions, as required. • Performs all related duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS • Must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent and/or equivalent experience related to field. • Must have supervisory experience (in a unionized environment, an asset). • Knowledge of into-plane fueling and GSE fueling, as well as familiarity with equipment such as hydrants and tanker refuelers; an asset. • Must possess a minimum Class 5BC Provincial Driver Licence, Class 1 is preferred. • Available and flexible to work 24/7 on various shifts (day, evening, weekends and holidays). • Meet Transport Canada requirements stipulated in the ‘Airport Restricted Area Access Clearance Program’. • Must possess the ability to react quickly and make decisions which do not negatively impact operations and service levels. • Strong leadership skills, excellent interpersonal skills and well organized. • Ability to multi task and work well under pressure.

This position is located at the Vancouver International Airport. It is a unionized position, full-time and the hourly rate is $21.00. Servisair values diversity in the workplace and is committed to employment equity by encouraging applications from the following designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Interested candidates should email their resume to: Mike.Matheson@am.servisair.com by indicating the reference: Fueling Supervisor

TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT

Beautiful views of North Shore mountains, top floor, west facing with large balcony, ht, hw, cable parking, storage locker and elevator. Coin laundry on each floor. Steps to transit, schools and shops. 10 minutes to YVR. Very quiet building. No pets, no smoking. Lease from $985 per month.

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