Manic Monday – July 11, 2016

Midnight Musings from our CEO

Okanagan Fruit takes Flight…

I remember many times sitting in Canadian Airports seeing passengers carrying packages with their coveted Live Atlantic Lobsters. These lobsters, purchased at the airport brought an authentic and very tasty piece of Atlantic Canada to doorsteps throughout the country.

As of last week, thanks to some hard work by a number of people at YLW our Fresh Okanagan Fruit has also taken to the air.

In a new program, passengers departing YLW can purchase fresh in-season fruit in a variety of package sizes bringing them right onto the aircraft when traveling domestically.   Containers have been designed to ensure  fruit won’t get damaged and conveniently fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. There is even a snack size (if you aren’t in the mood for sharing) that has a place to put the fruit pits. Clever thinking!

Flying fish, flying fruit….and of course there is the flying wine also available inside security at YLW…makes me wonder what might be next?

A Few Highlights This Weeks News Centre

For more on Okanagan Fruit taking flight, read the full story in the News Centre (read more), there could be more good news at airport security as federal officials look at new methods for scanning carry on (read more); Congratulations to Don Triggs and Shirley Ann George winners of this years Wine Industry Awards and instrumental in “Free My Grapes” (read more); and in case you missed the excitement in our office last week, we are very pleased to announce our latest employee hired in joint program with ATBC Mr Greg Hopf (read more).

Register now for this year’s  25th annual TOTA  Golf Tournament taking place on September 1st, 2016 at the Bear Golf Course in Kelowna. You can register here

Read all of this weeks New Centre stories at

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