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 Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 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*.



Photo Op


Charlottetown, PEI

3:00 p.m. – 5:30

Group photo

Meet and greet

Guest Service Agent

Airport tour

Airport Authority -

250 Maple Hills
Avenue, Suite 132

Katy Mahon

Halifax, NS

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Group photo

Meet and greet

Guest Service Agent

Airport tour

Room 1146, Halifax
International Airport

Sherri Biddiscombe


St. John's, NS

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Group photo

Meet and greet and
discussion with
McKayle who was a
big sister

Kiosk ambassador

Airport tour

St. John's
International Airport
- WestJet

100 World Parkway
McKayle Anthony (ex-big
sister still connected
with her little sister)

Sydney, NS

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Airport tour

CATSA procedures

Flight crew meet
and greet

Sydney Airport –

Maria Miller/
Stephanie Bonner

Fredericton, NB

9:45 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Shadow CSAs at

Meet and greet

baggage handling


YFC Fredericton
International Airport
2570 Rte 102 Hwy
Unit 22

Julie Smith

Moncton, NB

4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Group photo

Airport tour

Screening room

Guest Service Agent

Bag tagging

Greater Moncton
International Airport
- WestJet 777
Aviation Ave

Julie Smith


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
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