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WestJet to take Big Brothers Big Sisters youth behind the scenes to show #MentoringMatters

CALGARY, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - On Friday, September 30th WestJet and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) will host Mentoring Matters Day at WestJet locations across Canada.  Media are invited to witness as WestJet employees from airports in Ontario spend their day mentoring youth from BBBS by showing them the ins and outs of the aviation industry.

Catch the kids in action as they learn what it's like to work in the airport environment including being a Customer Service Agent, aircraft mechanic, a flight attendant, member of the ground crew, a baggage handler and more*.



Photo Op


Kitchener –Waterloo, ON

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Group photo

Tour of airport

Meet and greet

Region of Waterloo International Airport - WestJet

4881 Fountain Street North

Mary Yasui

London, ON

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Meet and greet

Airport tour

Customer Service Agent

London International Airport - WestJet

1750 Crumlin Road

Emelie Minchenzie

Ottawa, ON

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Group photos

Guest services manager

Bag tagger

Airport tour

Meet with tech ops

Ottawa International Airport – WestJet

1000 Airport Parkway

Sabrina Pelkey


Thunder Bay, ON

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Group photo

Fire hall tour

Customer Service Agent

Aircraft crew meet and greet

Thunder Bay International Airport - WestJet          

160 - 100 Princess St          

Nathalie Sitar

Toronto, ON

1:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Group photo

Tour of airport

Kiosk greeter

Bag tagger

Tour of oversized baggage

Toronto Pearson International Airport - WestJet Terminal 3

6301 Silver Dart Drive

Francesca Care / Natasha Vias


WestJet's #MentoringMatters Day is in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters month running September 1st to 30th when BBBS celebrates the power and impact of mentoring.

*Positions are dependent on the airport and mentor.

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