The Nolan Family - Honourary Part of Our WestJet Family
While traveling across Western Canada I've had the privilege of meeting many interesting, unique people. On Wednesday, I was working the zone in Vancouver greeting guests as they were entering and I met the Nolan family. They asked what was new and I replied with "These shoes, I bought them just last week." They laughed and said that they loved WestJet because of our sense of humour and for something that WestJet had done for them in the past.
C is for Corn....
...but that's not the only thing you'll find at the 37th annual Tecumeseh Corn Festival! Contests, crafts, cars, concerts and a carnival are all part of the festival experience as residents come together to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of harvest season.
After a corn cob or two, you can mosey on over to one of the stages and get a taste of the homegrown talent: bands like The Brilliancy, April Wine and The Tea Party, as well as the town's very own Miss Tecumseh pageant!
It's finally here...
The Fair at the PNE is finally here in Vancouver! This is a 17-day festival packed full of all kinds of fun!
The WestJet Concert Stage has a full line up that started up with Heart, and will finish with Olivia Newton John with HANSON, Our Lady Peace, Nick Carter, Manhattan Transfer and Trooper to name a few in between! And these concerts are all free once you're in The Fair!
While visiting The Fair you can pick your favorite sand sculpture, your favorite play house and the best ribs! You can even paint a car!
Maybe it's the red dirt
"Costa Rica!" Exclaimed one person "Las Vegas!" Yelled another. "Hawaii!" Shouted a few more. This morning at the Gold Cup Parade, while we showed off Boe, one of our inflatable 737's, we asked guests what their favorite WestJet destination was. Surprisingly, none of the above destinations were at the top of the list. When we asked the folks in Charlottetown about their favorite destination, they would proudly yell out, "Charlottetown!" We can't blame them.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a bunch of planes!
We are here right beside Abbotsford airport (YXX for those of us who speak in airport codes), for the 50th annual Abbotsford International Airshow, and let me tell you it's truly an awesome spectacle! We have pilots from all across North America preforming stunts and unique formations that are absolutely amazing to see and even feel! The Thunderbirds, the Warbirds, Jet Outhouse and Jet Schoolbus, the CF-18 Hornet, CF Skyhawks Parachute team and of course, the Snowbirds are all here bringing smiles to everyone in the crowd.
Can he really do it?
As "Welcome to the Jungle" blares in the background, 'Snap Boogie' clears a running lane for his biggest and final stunt. 6 people are lined up in a row and bent over, anxiously awaiting their fate. 10 minutes earlier, 'Snap Boogie' front flipped over one little girl, but could he really do the same trick over six adults?
The Halifax International Busker Festival
“Busker”: an unusual word, which describes a person who entertains a crowd by doing perhaps even more unusual things. Where does the word “busker” come from, anyway? Though the act itself has been around since ancient history, sources say that the term “busker” was introduced into the English language in the 1860s and comes from the Spanish verb “buscar”, which means ‘to seek’ or ‘to look for’. Migrating populations moving westward across Eastern Europe would entertain in exchange for a meal or a place to stay.
From Victoria to Comox
On August 2, we were in Victoria to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Victoria becoming a city! Centennial Square, in the heart of the city, was the busiest it has ever been for such a festivity!
Approximately 40,000 came to celebrate and they heard from the many dignitaries in attendance, ate free cupcakes, ate free lunch and watched the many costumed street performers wandering through the crowds. The
police and fire departments both had vintage vehicles right beside present day units.
The summer of sun...glasses
Hey everyone! Cory here, part of your West road team! This summer has been quite the adventure so far, and I want to share with you how the adventure has gone with my sunglasses.
For nearly two years I managed to keep the same sunglasses, and they were awesome. They fit perfectly on my face, the tint was just right, and they were oh so stylish.
When I started the Brand Ambassador position these were the glasses that I expected to take me through the summer all across western Canada... I couldn't have been more wrong.
We're on the sea to Victoria!
We just set sail on the Coastal Celebration ferry from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal to land in about 1.5 hours at Swartz Bay!
Taking a ferry is so much fun! What a great way to see our beautiful West coast!
Here's the caravan on the truck deck...