Sixteen enthusiastic moms, grandmas and kids from the Japanese community in Richmond participated in our We Live Here program and visited the Vancouver International Airport on August 17, 2017. A representative from YVR showed us around the beautifully designed airport. We learned about the unique design of YVR of which reflected BC’s beautiful scenery, Indigenous culture, and art. With sustainability as a core value, YVR uses natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance and is the first certified Salmon-Safe airport in the world.
Besides learning about the operations of YVR, participants also learned about First Nations culture. The airport and its relationship with the Musqueam Indian Band played a very important part in the history of Vancouver.
Our youngest participants were keen to learn about the airport operations. They asked thoughtful questions and participated enthusiastically in the interactive activities. Our visit was fun, educational and memorable!