Canada Aviation Museum a best bet for Canada Day
June 25, 2009, Ottawa – On Canada Day, July 1st, the Canada Aviation Museum invites everyone to a free day of fun and entertainment. In this year of the centennial of flight in Canada, the Museum is more than ever the place to be on Canada Day, rain or shine!
June 25, 2009 – On Canada Day, July 1st, the Canada Aviation Museum invites everyone to
a FREE day of fun and entertainment. In this year of the centennial of flight in Canada,
the Museum is more than ever the place to be on Canada Day, rain or shine!
In addition to the traditional exciting program, the Museum will be honoured to be the
host venue for the annual Canada Day citizenship ceremony. As we celebrate a hundred
years of flight in Canada, a hundred new Canadians will officially be granted citizenship.
Seating at this early morning event is by invitation only.
Following the ceremony, the annual Canada Day lineup of special activities awaits
IN THE SKY
Come early and save a spot to observe the landing of the Ontario Provincial Police's
Eurocopter TwinStar helicopter, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Douglas
DC-3, Vintage Wings of Canada's Beech Staggerwing D-17S, WACO Taperwing
A.T.O., North American Harvard and De Havilland Tiger Moth, as well as the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police's Pilatus PC-12.
In the afternoon, take part in a special launching event by the Gatineau Gliding Club, in
collaboration with Freedom's Wings Canada. With the help of Todd Nicholson, Captain
of the gold medalist Canadian Sledge Hockey Team, and the Canadian Paralympic
Committee, the organizations will launch "Inspirational Flights 2009", a program which
provides people with disabilities the opportunity to experience a free silent flight in a
specially adapted glider.
After the official launch, the Gatineau Gliding Club's President and glider pilot, Doug
Laurie Lean, and special guest Todd Nicholson will take to the sky off the Rockcliffe
runway aboard the GROB-103 glider.
Members of the Stetson Flyers, a club dedicated to airplane models, will be happy to
demonstrate how their remarkable radio-controlled aircraft models can fly.
In this year of the centennial of flight in Canada, the Snowbirds will offer the Museum’s
visitors a special gift by doing a flat show over the Rockcliffe Airport site accompanied
by Hawk One.
AVIATION STATIC DISPLAYS
The taxiway will be filled with magnificent pieces of Canadian history owned by aviation
affiliate groups, on site to present and explain their use of aircraft and their contribution
to excellence in the aviation field, including: The Ontario Provincial Police, the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police, the Gatineau Gliding Club and Freedom's Wings Canada, the
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Vintage Wings of Canada.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
More fun than ever before with crafts galore for all ages, children’s book readings, face
painting and clown entertainment.
In the Storage Hangar, everybody will enjoy live music by the Manotick Brass Ensemble
and the Grey Jazz Big Band. The big space will exceptionally be open free of charge and
hosted by Veterans so that visitors can not only look at the impressive hidden collection
of aircraft but also learn from those who flew them. The Stetson Flyers will display some
of their finely-constructed models for both young and less young, while the North Star
Project team members will chat with visitors on their extensive project which is so close
to their hearts.