Dia de Muertos celebration at Kelowna International Airport

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is a small(ish) airport in British Columbia, Canada that serves about one million passengers a year.   It’s about an hour from Vancouver, with a kid’s play area, some intriguing art and history exhibits and, starting November 1st, 2009, non-stop flights to Mexico.

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To help spread the word, the airport is having a Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Friday, October 30th, from noon to 4 pm.

Everyone will get free parking and there will be door prizes that include $100 travel vouchers and airline tickets.  In a nice twist, local media outlets are participating in the airport’s Dia de Muertos altar competition and asking passengers to vote for their favorites with food donations for local food banks.  For more information, see the Kelowna Airport website.

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Oh, and if you go to Kelowna, please keep an eye peeled for Ogopogo, a sea monster said to live in Lake Okanagan.