Vancouver’s Robson Square becomes tarmac for Arctic Air

In advance of Tuesday, January 10th’s debut of ARCTIC AIR on CBC Television (Tuesdays at 9 p.m./9:30 NT), Vancouver’s Robson Square will be transformed into a tarmac on the tundra this weekend, hosting a display of illuminated aircraft ice sculptures.

Ice planes by Newad’s Experiential Marketing team will be on display from noon on Saturday, January 7 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 8. Passersby can pick up ARCTIC AIR “boarding passes” with information on how to enter a “watch and win” contest for a chance to win one of two trips to Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), the setting for ARCTIC AIR. More details at www.cbc.ca/arcticair.

ARCTIC AIR launches Tuesday, January 10th with a sold-out gala premiere screening of the debut episode, followed by a Q&A session with the cast, at The Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street in Vancouver.

Filmed in Vancouver and Yellowknife, ARCTIC AIR is an action-packed one-hour adventure series about a maverick airline and the extended family of unconventional people who run it. Mel (Kevin McNulty), the cantankerous owner, keeps his crew of pilots in the air while Bobby (Adam Beach), his headstrong business partner, saves the airline from, well, “crashing.” Each week, their hot-shot pilots take off to deliver cagey prospectors to secret diamond mining sites, rescue scientists from snowed-in research camps, water-bomb forest fires or play tour guide for polar bear-seeking Japanese tourists.

ARCTIC AIR features the star power of Adam Beach (Cowboys and Aliens, Flags of our Fathers, Law & Order: SVU), Pascale Hutton (Fringe, Rookie Blue, Sanctuary) and Kevin McNulty (The Killing, End Game, Battle Star Galactica). ARCTIC AIR is written by Ian Weir and produced by Omni Film in development with CBC.

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