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The Region of Waterloo International Airport actively contributes to the communities in which we live and work. We support and participate in many local events and also encourage our employees to get involved by volunteering.

Upcoming events and activities offered by the Region of Waterloo International Airport and partners include:


 
Aviation Fun Day

 Saturday August 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Region of Waterloo International Airport throws open the doors for a fun-filled, free day of demonstrations and displays! 

Grab your comfy shoes and explore the airport on foot. Learn how the aviation industry operates with stops at the Airport's Terminal Building, Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, Royal Canadian Air Cadet Youth Development Centre, Great Lakes Helicopter and Flite Line Services.

See airport equipment, vintage aircraft and classic cars; meet pilots from the Canadian Owners & Pilots Association and Recreational Aircraft Association; and take a scenic flight (additional fees apply). Fun for the whole family.

Parking $4 per vehicle. Bring a donation to support the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank and Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

In addition, RunWaterloo will host their 2nd Annual Runway Run.  This certified two mile chip-timed race or fun run/walk is great for runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities. Additional fees apply - visit runwaterloo.com for complete details and to register (start time 9 a.m).

 


 

Doors Open Waterloo Region

Saturday September 17 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Airport Operations Centre Tours

The Region of Waterloo International Airport is pleased to participate in Doors Open Waterloo Region 2016.  Please join us at the Airport's Operations Centre (75 New Germany Lane, Breslau).

The Region of Waterloo International Airport's Operations Centre was built in 2011 to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver standards and features environmentally sustainable technologies.

Maintenance, fleet, fire and rescue services operate from the facility, enabling airport's team members to work on-site and provide storage for the specialized vehicles and equipment required for the airport's operation.

Visitors will have a unique opportunity to see the airport's fire fighting and snow fighting equipment up close and speak with the Airfield Specialists who operate the equipment.

The Airport's Operations Centre is located at: 75 New Germany Lane, Breslau


  

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Book an Airport School Tour

The Region of Waterloo International Airport provides an educational tour program for junior and senior Kindergarten students.  Tours take place Tuesday mornings from September through June and last for approximately 1.5 hours.

Airport tours include:

  • The security screening area, hold room and air terminal building
  • Activities where students learn the parts of an airplane; fold and fly paper airplanes
  • Plane-spotting from the viewing windows
  • An opportunity to see the Airport's Fire Truck and meet a member of the Airport's Operations Team.

If you are interested in booking your school group please contact School Tours for more information and available dates.

 


  

Link to Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre website

Educational Tours - Science of Flight

The Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC) is committed to promoting aviation within our community.  Ask us about our Grade 6, curriculum-based, Science of Flight tour.

For information visit Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre or call 519-648-2213.

 


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Airport Book Cart

WestJet Cares for Kids needs your used books and magazines!

We need your gently used books and magazines to stock our latest fundraising program the "WestJet Book Cart". All funds raised are donated to local charities while keeping used books and magazine out of landfill sites. Guests can purchase books and magazines from the self-service cart located in the departure lounge by making a donation to the WestJet Cares for Kids program. To date over $7,000 has been raised.|

We Need:Gently used books and magazines
When:Donations are accepted Monday - Friday
from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where:Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF)
Main Lobby, Air Terminal Building, Airport Security
Attn: Joe Minhinnick, Station Manager, WestJet
4881 Fountain Street North, Breslau, Ontario

For more information, please contact:
Joe Minhinnick, WestJet - 905-679-8131 / jminhinnick@westjet.com

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