VANCOUVER, Nov. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - The Comox Valley Airport will halt
terminal operations at 1100 hours on November 11, 2011 to observe two
minutes of silence in honour of Remembrance Day and the men and women
who serve our country.
When the clock strikes eleven, the Comox Valley Airport Commission will
make an announcement to invite employees, volunteers, tenants and
passengers to take part in the moment of silence.
"The Comox Valley Airport Commission and 19 Wing Comox share a special
connection as partners in our pursuit to provide commercial air service
to the citizens of the Comox Valley and Northern Vancouver Island,"
said YQQ CEO Shirley de Silva. "YQQ pauses for a moment of silence at
this time each year to demonstrate our remembrance of those who have
served, as well as our appreciation for those who continue to serve our
The Comox Valley Airport is also running special advertisements this
week in local newspapers to pay tribute to Remembrance Day and the men
and women of 19 Wing Comox.
The Comox Valley Airport was established by the Department of National
Defence (DND) in 1942 and is the only military airport in British
Columbia. The original air terminal building was constructed by the
Royal Canadian Air Force in 1956. The Comox Valley Airport Commission
(CVAC) was established in 1996 as a non-share capital and
not-for-profit organization to operate the civil aviation facilities,
including the terminal and apron at the Comox Valley Airport. The
airfield and its associated systems are operated by the Canadian Air
Force on a continuous 24-hour basis.
SOURCE Comox Valley Airport
For further information:
Comox Valley Airport
Phone. 250-890-0829 ext. 253