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YVR Renaming Petition - Terry Fox International  
User currently offlineYOWza From Nepal, joined Jul 2005, 4887 posts, RR: 15
Posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

It seems that a very enterprising chap has taken up the task of having YVR renamed in honor of Terry Fox ahead of the Olympics. I think it's a great idea especially when you consider other airports around the world and here in Canada have been renamed after less deserving individuals.

Read more about Terry Fox and the petitions drive at www.terryfoxairport.com

YOWza


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User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4972 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3156 times:



Quoting YOWza (Thread starter):
I think it's a great idea especially when you consider other airports around the world and here in Canada have been renamed after less deserving individuals.

Boy ... you've got that right! To me, it's still Dorval ... I can't bring myself to call it after that other guy.  Smile



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User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1645 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

What an amazing, and fitting suggestion, a great idea.

My sister was lucky enough to go to school with one of Terry's cousins, and his family's support was amazing, and still to this day more than 25 years later.
What he was able to do to unite a country for such a worthy cause, and the legacy he has left behind...nearly a 1/2 BILLION dollars for cancer research....incredible. The story still gives me a lump in my throat.

This most definitely has my support, and I will pass along the information to all my family and friends.



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

Terry Fox was no doubt an amazing man and national hero, as are Rick Hansen and dare I mention Steve Fonyo. As great of an idea this is, I'm not a fan on naming airports after people so I'd (with all due respect to Terry Fox) rather it just stay Vancouver International.


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User currently offlineRobsaw From Canada, joined Dec 2008, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2699 times:



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 3):
I'm not a fan on naming airports after people so I'd (with all due respect to Terry Fox) rather it just stay Vancouver International.

I'd tend to agree BUT given that most of the major Canadian airports have now been named after someone, and mostly politicians, I wouldn't be opposed to naming it after someone much more deserving like Terry Fox.


User currently offlineBE77 From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

I see it as a race to get them named well, before the pol's name them after themselves. We're down to a short list of 'unnamed' airports in Canada...YYC, YEG, YYT, YYG, YQR I think, and maybe a couple others. As far as I can recall,

Terry Fox is very much better choice than most candidates, but then again, don't forget that Vancouver International Airport is ALREADY named after someone who achieved something noteworthy in his life, so renaming this airport might simply be revisionary history - don't forget, if we rename something now, then in say 100 years we have set precedent for those that follow to rename and degrade the value of our heros. Anyway - it is a bit semantics, since it can be argued that YVR is named after the city, not the Lord. And if Vancouver hadn't missed the Columbia, maybe Washington State might be the Province of Vancouver (or Thompson, but that's another story).
Recall that a few years ago some yahoo wanted to rename Mount Logan after the same 'ummm' individual that some people use to reference YUL. Sanity prevailed, and Sir Logan's many and great achievements in his service to Canada (all of which will outlast the other guy's 'accomplishments') are still acknowledged, and in a way Sir Logan would appreciate. (The other guy got a peak, not the whole mountain, named after him as I recall).

Anyway - too much not airliner history.
In the end, I can see a lot of good reasons to rename it Terry Fox International - be nice to acknowledge someone who's effort inspires so many people even to this day (I participated once in a Terrry Fox run in South America, and I know they are more widespread than that!)

PS - Egad - it dawned on me that if it get's named for a pol, it will be someone from BC politics...can you imagine "FantasyLand International", or "Wacky B International", or "JetSki International" - wow, I could have fun with this all day!



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User currently offlineHeavy747 From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Being from Vancouver, and working at YVR for 5 years, I dont like the idea. Not to disrespect Terry Fox or anyone, but YVR - Vancouver International, is a good name on its own, and why fix something if its not broken.


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User currently offlineTymnbalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 949 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

For those who aren't in favor of renaming the entire airfield, how about renaming one of the terminals in honor of Terry Fox? This has been done elsewhere..."Volpe" Terminal at BOS, "Jeppesen" Terminal (I think?) at DEN..."Bradley" at LAX...

C.



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User currently offlineYYZRWY23 From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2424 times:



Quoting Tymnbalewne (Reply 7):
how about renaming one of the terminals in honor of Terry Fox?

It would be nice to arrive in the Terry Fox Domestic Terminal. honours him and being the domestic terminal, purely Canadian.  Smile

YYZRWY23



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User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

I'll throw my two cents in,how about having a statue of Terry Fox such as the one just outside of YQT placed inside the terminal building. To me that would be a suitable tribute and will be a very dignified way of honoring his achievements and legacy.

User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Wouldn't it be more appropriate if YWG or YQT were named after Terry Fox? I don't really see the connection with YVR.


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User currently offlineJamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

He was from the Vancouver area (Port Coquitlam).

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

If I recall correctly, he started his run in the east and made it to somewhere in Western Ontario, with a goal of his home in Vancover. Perhaps that is one reason to name it after him not only for his hometown, but as it was the goal of his run. I would also suggest that it may tie in with the Winter Olympics to be there next year, honoring an athlete.

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