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Comox Valley Airport to Launch “Island Good” Brandmark at Airport

YQQ is pleased to announce the launch of Island Good, a branding concept developed by the Vancouver Island Economic Association (VIEA), to aid in identifying Vancouver Island products.

“With hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, YQQ can offer unparalleled exposure for locally produced products.” says CVAC CEO, Fred Bigelow. “The Island Good brand is on point with YQQ’s mission to: Provide safe and efficient air service facilities, and enable the economic development of the Comox Valley. It just makes sense to take the lead on taking this program beyond the grocery retailer model.”

To celebrate the launch, YQQ’s On the Fly Café and Mid-Island Gifts have invited a number of their “Island Good” suppliers to feature tastings and special displays. Local songwriter Luke Blu Guthrie will perform, and the artists of Art Alchemy will be on hand to provide a sneak peak of their new “Alchemy at the Airport” exhibit, in advance of next weekend’s Central Island Studio Tour.


Island Good, Art Alchemy Spring Launch

Media (only) granted advance access at 3:30pm

Wednesday, May 22nd 4pm – 6pm YQQ Arrivals lounge

Fred Bigelow, CEO of the Comox Valley Airport, George Hansen, President of VIEA, Island Good producers and artists of Art Alchemy will be available for questions and comments.


About the Comox Valley Airport

The Comox Valley Airport Authority CVAC, is a federally incorporated, non-profit entity that has managed the safe and secure operation of the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) on behalf of the surrounding communities since 1996. A leading economic driver for the region, YQQ supports an estimated 588 direct and indirect full-time jobs, supplying over $39 million dollars in wages and contributing over $144 million in Economic Output for the region.

About Island Good

Started as a pilot project undertaken by Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) to monitor consumer interest and support for local products, the successful outcome has led to the establishment of a trusted brand.

About Art Alchemy:

ART ALCHEMY is a working studio and gallery in downtown Courtenay, where artists share space and the experience of art making. The studio is located at 362 10th St, Courtenay. For more information visit their website.


Media Contact:

Erin Neely

Phone: 250-890-0829 ext. 253

Cell: 250-218-2218



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