Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. Supporting our traveling Canadian Forces

    WINNIPEG, March 17 /CNW/ - Winnipeg Airports Authority is pleased to
support traveling members of the Canadian Forces and their families with
access to the travel lounge by Palliser(R) at Winnipeg James Armstrong
Richardson International Airport.
    Commencing today, traveling Canadian Forces members and accompanying
family can access the travel lounge by Palliser(R) at no charge. The lounge,
open Monday through Friday is located on the second floor past Central
Security and offers a private and tranquil environment. Tastefully and
comfortably furnished by Palliser Furniture Ltd of Winnipeg, the travel lounge
features private office space with telephone and internet access,
complimentary snacks, magazines and newspapers as well as a wide screen
    Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc, The Royal Military Institute of
Manitoba, and The Canadian Forces Liaison Council created a Steering Committee
in order to secure initial financial support and facilitate ongoing
sponsorships to provide no charge access for travelling military to the travel
lounge by Palliser(R).
    "We are a proud to be a partner supporting our Forces with access to the
airport's travel lounge by Palliser(R)", said Barry Rempel, President & CEO of
Winnipeg Airports Authority. "This is one way we can offer support to over
40,000 members and their families travelling through Winnipeg James Armstrong
Richardson International Airport."
    "This will be an excellent program for traveling military families, the
first of its kind in Canada", said, LGen (Ret'd) Ray Crabbe, a past president
of the Royal Military Institute of Manitoba.
    Honorary Colonel Gary Solar (Fort Garry Horse), committee chair, noted,
"We also would like to recognize the financial support by the Province of
Manitoba, the Cities of Winnipeg and Brandon which was vital to establishing
this program. In addition we welcome Don Brennan, Executive Director of the
Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) in joining with us to promote the
program to all CF members and their families."
    "This is an exciting opportunity", noted Bob Vandewater, Vice
President/Investment Advisor, CIBC Wood Gundy and Chair of The Canadian Forces
Liaison Council, (CFLC). "The Steering Committee continues to seek ongoing
financial support so we can maintain this valuable program."

    Winnipeg Airports Authority is a non-share capital corporation
responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg James Armstrong
Richardson International Airport and affiliate businesses. Winnipeg Airports
Authority serves our region by providing value to our customers and community.
A source of pride for our community, we strive to be a leader in its growth
and development.

For further information:

For further information: Christine Alongi, Director, Communications &
Public Affairs, Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc, Phone: (204) 987-2021; 24
Hour Media Line: (204) 992-2791,

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