Media Advisory - WestJet to take Big Brothers Big Sisters youth behind the scenes to show #MentoringMatters

CALGARY, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - On Friday, September 30th WestJet and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) will host Mentoring Matters Day at WestJet locations across Canada.  Media are invited to witness as WestJet employees from airports in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba spend their day mentoring youth from BBBS by showing them the ins and outs of the aviation industry.

Catch the kids in action as they learn what it's like to work in the airport environment including being a Customer Service Agent, aircraft mechanic, a flight attendant, member of the ground crew, a baggage handler and more*.

City/Province

Time

Photo Op

Location/Contact

Abbotsford, B.C.

 

 

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Group photo

Airport tour

Customer Service Agent

Abbotsford International Airport - WestJet

2, 30440 Liberator Avenue

Lisa Nordstrom

Comox, B.C.

 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Group photo

Customer Service Agent

Airport tour

Comox Valley Airport – WestJet

1250 Knight Rd 

Mallory Moore

Kamloops, B.C.

 

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Group photo

Airport tour

Customer Service Agent

Davie Fulton Airport – WestJet

102-3035 Airport Road

Robin Clarke/Tanya King

Kelowna, B.C.

 

 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Meet and greet

Customer Service Agent

Baggage tagger

Airport tour

Kelowna Airport – WestJet

5533 Airport Way

Brenda Mole

Nanaimo, B.C.

 

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Help out with
Encore aircraft
arrival and departure

Nanaimo Airport Commission - WestJet

3350 Spitfire Road

Rachel Hellemond

Prince George, B.C.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Group photo

Customer Service Agent

Meet and greet

Bag tagger

Tour of tower

Prince George Airport

4141 Airport Road 13

Prince George

Kayla Peterson

Vancouver, B.C.

 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Group photo

Meet and greet

Airport tour

Customer Service Agent

Vancouver International Airport - WestJet                            

3211 Grant McConachie Way

Marcia Newman, Jacky Lam, Kim Gable      

Victoria, B.C.

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Group photo

Meet and greet

Check-in

Customer Service Agent

Victoria International Airport - WestJet                

126, 1640 Electra Blvd   

Christine Beveridge/ Sandra Mui

Calgary, Alta

 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Group photo

check-in

customer service agent

Oversize baggage

Meet and greet

Calgary International Airport - WestJet

2000 Airport Road NE

Andrea Carter

Calgary, Alta

 

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Group photo

Cabin trainer

Working with flight crew

Marketing executive

Aircraft mechanic / tech ops

WestJet Campus

22 Aerial Place NE

Lauren Stewart

Edmonton, Alta

 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Group photo

Guest service agent

Edmonton International Airport- WestJet

1000 Airport Road Lisa Allen

Grande Prairie, Alta

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Customer Service Agent,
Bag Tagger,
Meet and Greet

Grande Prairie Airport – WestJet

10610 Airport Drive

Rachel Wilson

Regina, Sask.

 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Group photo

Guest Service Agent

Kiosk Agent

Airport tour

Regina Airport – WestJet

#7 - 5201 Regina Ave

Melissa Nuefeld/ Darren Wilcox

Saskatoon, Sask.

 

 

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Group photo

Meet and greet

Tour of airport

Guest Service Agent

Saskatoon International Airport – WestJet

2625 Airport Drive John Alderson

Brandon, Man.

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Group photo

Meet and greet

Airport tour

Help with aircraft turnaround 

Brandon Municipal Airport - WestJet

405 Agnew Drive

Shannon Manall

Winnipeg, Man.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Group photo

Meet and greet

Airport tour

Air traffic control

Guest Service Agent

Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport - WestJet

2000 Wellington Avenue

Arvin Nagules/ Wendy MacDonald

 

WestJet's #MentoringMatters Day is in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters month running September 1st to 30th when BBBS celebrates the power and impact of mentoring.

*Positions are dependent on the airport and mentor.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's highest-rated airline for customer service, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.

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