Then when I was boarding the fight from Vancouver to Calgary, a similar story. I gave my boarding pass to the lady at the counter to check in. She scanned it. Then took my hands and wished me luck in this trip to Amsterdam. She explained that she had also followed the story since the beginning.
Now I only hope that Air Canada can help me find my IPAD as I am having great difficulties doing all of this from Amsterdam. Their online chat only seems to work if I was in North America which I am unfortunately now. Thank goodness for the powers of the internet as I got friends back home who helped contact Air Canada for me from their end.