Members and guests of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce will be getting an “inside look” at the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport as part of the Wednesday, August 15 Business After Five–with a chance to win a voucher worth $8,000 for travel for two anywhere Air Canada flies.
The event is being promoted by the Chamber and the City of Sarnia, which is hosting the Business After 5 event.
“This is a great opportunity for the City to gain insight as to what our members are looking for when it comes to improvements at the airport,” notes Chamber CEO Shirley de Silva, who is pictured with Clare Webb (left) of Scottsdale Aviation and Daniel Byskal, Sarnia’s assistant solicitor and risk manager. “Thanks to the initiative of members of our Airport Revitalization Task Force and the subsequent approval of the City, we’re able to bring this event to our members.”
The Business After 5 event will take place in one of the airport hangars, with special shuttles taking attendees to the airport terminal for tours throughout the event.
Representatives of Air Canada, which provides regular service from the airport, will be in attendance, as well as representatives from Scottsdale Aviation, the local company contracted to operate the City-owned airport.
Clare Webb, who owns Scottsdale Aviation, the operator of the City-owned airport, will also be present.
The August 15 Business After 5 will be the first of several opportunities to gather input, a process that was announced in April.
Early ideas for improving the airport’s operations include work on runways and a refresh of the terminal building but the Chamber’s Airport Revitalization Task Force will be working to coordinate initiatives.
In the meantime, Air Canada is expected to announce a strategy for area airports, including ways it could reduce last-minute flight cancellations, one of the biggest complaints made by local travellers.