Media Advisory - YVR Introduces Ambassador Dog Program

The Less Airport Stress Initiative (LASI) helps travellers manage stress

RICHMOND, BC, Aug. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Join Vancouver International Airport (YVR) today to celebrate the launch of Less Airport Stress Initiative (LASI). This new innovative initiative brings in Ambassador Dogs from St. John Ambulance's Therapy Dog Program to the terminal to provide all airport users with a new support service to help manage anxiety associated with travelling, work and general stress. Norman and Molly, two of our most beloved Ambassador Dogs, will be joined by five of their furry friends to celebrate the official launch of the LASI program. The event will include speeches from YVR and St. John Ambulance, along with a unique photo opportunity with all Ambassador Dogs.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017


10:30 a.m. – Media registration at The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe

11:00 a.m. – Media event begins, includes speeches and a photo op

11:20 a.m. – Event ends

Timing subject to change.


•     Reg Krake, Director of Customer Care, Vancouver Airport Authority

•     Sandy Gerber, Director of Marketing and Customer Engagement, St. John Ambulance

Spokespeople are available for interviews after media event ends.


The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe, level 3, International Terminal Building, Vancouver International Airport.



Media wishing to attend must RSVP with name, outlet and title by Tuesday, August 22 at 8:00 a.m. to



Please park in the short-term parkade on Levels 2 or 3. Parking passes will be available upon sign-out at the media registration table.


- YVR –

SOURCE Vancouver Airport Authority

For further information: YVR Media Relations, 604.880.9815,, Twitter: @yvrairport

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