Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

Here is our third and final image of the history of the Canadi>n fleet.

Source: Air Canada 75th anniversary booklet

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Found this advertisement featuring the turboprop Bristol Britannia on Pinterest.ca

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From the Air Canada 'Horizons' magazine

Issue dated February 2002 

Volunteer 'Ambassadors' work wonders in Kelowna.

Fifty-one former Air Canada and Canadian Airlines employees, along with a few non-airline volunteers, help travellers on their way in Kelowna.

Kelowna is the retirement capital of British Columbia, and it's no wonder that a lot of retired airline employees have moved there to enjoy the great year-round weather and the relaxed lifestyle.
Consequently, Kelowna International Airport sees a lot of seniors pass through.

A group of retired Air Canada and Canadian Airlines International employees called the 'Ambassadors' spend their time helping seniors and others find their way through the airport process, and help make the airport experience better for everyone.

Abby Sones, President of the Okanagan chapter of CAIRE (Canadian Airlines International Retired Employees) developed the program in 1998. In 2002, the 51 members of the 'Ambassadors' help the Airport Authority, Air Canada and its customers with everything meeting arriving passengers and answering their questions such as...

  • Where is the washroom?
  • Where is my baggage?
  • How do I get downtown?

...to helping departing passengers get in the right lineup at Check-in, and finding the right gate.

The 'Ambassadors' also raise money for charity. For instance, often passengers use the baggage carts, which cost a dollar to rent, without returning them for a 25 cent refund.

They collect the carts, and gather the quarters for the Kelowna food bank. So far, by 2001, they have raised $5,000.

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