Flying Club encouraging people to show spirit

Go Canada. It’s only two words yet they sum up the Olympic spirit being shown by the Victoria Flying Club

Victoria Flying Club operations manager Marcel Poland shows off the Go Canada sign they put up to display their support of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia — and to challenge others to show off their spirit.

Go Canada.

It’s only two words yet they sum up the Olympic spirit being shown by the Victoria Flying Club — the spirit they hope will catch on among business and individuals in Greater Victoria.

The club, headquartered in North Saanich at the Victoria International Airport, put up two large ‘Go Canada’ signs this month, in anticipation of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next month.

“It’s only two weeks away,” says  VFC’s operations manager Marcel Poland. “When it was (the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver) this was all over the place. We want to get the spirit out there and this was one way we could do that.”

Travellers can see the sign as they arrive or depart from the airport and the club has issued a challenge to others via their Facebook site. They hope people will submit their own photos of their Olympic spirit in a special Go Canada album. Poland said all that’s on offer is bragging rights — something he hopes Canada will be bringing back from the Games as well.

“We’re getting the message out there,” he said. “Even though the Games are in Russia, a world away, we are hoping people will show their support for our athletes. It’s something fun that people can do.”

Poland encourages people to show their Olympic spirit on signs, in poses or in other ways and post photos to the club’s Facebook page.

People can see the club’s Go Canada sign on the airport side of their hangar on at the end of Canso Road, next to the airport control tower.