Archive of posts tagged "YVR"

London 2012 Paralympics: Canadian Medal Count, Returning Athletes

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The London 2012 Paralympics were closed today with a star-studded ceremony including Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Coldplay. Benoît Huot “The Shark” was the Team Canada flag-bearer at the closing ceremony as he collected gold, silver, and bronze medals at these games. LONDON, ENGLAND 08/30/2012: Benoit Huot celebrating his win in the Men’s 200m IM – SM10 […]

Chester Johnson Park at YVR Airport

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The walk between the parkade and the international terminal at Vancouver International Airport (“YVR”) is dotted with the usual landscape like luggage carts, suitcases, tuckered out travellers, and taxi cabs. However, tucked between the two structures is a great green space called Chester Johnson Park. The sign is visible when entering the parkade from the […]

Japadog Eating Contest at YVR Airport

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Japadog has become a quintessential Vancouver food cart that even has Hollywood and Food Network celebrities lining up next to their street-side carts. They’ll be hosting their first eating competition at Vancouver International Airport next month and everyone is welcome to sign up for the challenge. Photo source: YVR Airport Blog What Japadog eating contest, […]

Take Off Fridays at YVR 2012

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Aside from its obvious function as a departure and arrival terminal for our region, the award-winning Vancouver International Airport (“YVR”) is known for its transit access, artwork, views, and free WIFI. Over the years the airport has engaged the public in a variety of unique ways to promote its other offerings such as retail options […]

Vancouver History: Burkeville

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Richmond’s Sea Island is home to more than our award-winning airport, it also has a lone residential area. The quaint community of Burkeville that hugs Russ Baker Way and was established in 1943 as a part of the Dominion Government’s Wartime Housing Plan. The federal government established the neighborhood and built 328 cottages for employees […]