Expectant Mother Goose Gets VIP Treatment at Vancouver Convention Center – Mission City Record



An area on the Pacific Terrace of the Vancouver Convention Center was cordoned off May 8 to protect a nesting mother goose.  (Courtesy of the Vancouver Convention Center)

An area on the Pacific Terrace of the Vancouver Convention Center was cordoned off May 8 to protect a nesting mother goose. (Courtesy of the Vancouver Convention Center)

Expectant Mother Goose Gets VIP Treatment at the Vancouver Convention Center

Staff cordoned off outside area, helicopter landing diverted to protect goose on Mother’s Day



A nesting Canada goose will enjoy a safe Mother’s Day thanks to the efforts of a convention center and helicopter company.

Staff at the Vancouver Convention Center first noticed the mother-to-be nesting near the Digital Orca sculpture on Friday (May 6). They sprang into action and set off the mother’s concrete perch using belt stanchions.

They then contacted Helijet and requested that the company divert a helicopter that was due to land nearby for a charity event. The company was happy to do it and the goose was given the name ‘Heli’.

Convention center staff are now asking passersby to do their part and maintain a safe distance from Heli.

If all goes well, a flock of fluffy yellow geese could be waddling around for the next few days or weeks.

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