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Genies to Shine Spotlight on Canada Aviation Museum

The Canada Aviation Museum is pleased to have been selected as the host venue for the 29th Annual Genie Awards, scheduled for April 4, 2009.


January 15, 2009
By Carey Fredericks

The Canada Aviation Museum is pleased to have been selected as the host venue for the 29th Annual Genie Awards, scheduled for April 4, 2009. As home of one of the finest aeronautical collection in the world, the Museum is an ideal fit for this large-scale celebration of Canada’s best and brightest in the film industry.

As part of its national mandate the Canada Aviation Museum is committed to participation and support of cultural events in celebrating Canada’s rich heritage from coast to coast to coast. This exceptional opportunity will provide Canadians with a wonderful chance to better appreciate the importance and depth of the Museum’s collection.  The viewing audience of this important cultural episode is estimated between 1.2 to 2.4 million.

“We welcome the opportunity to share our magnificent museum with everyone who attends the ceremony or watches the broadcast as we celebrate the centenary of powered flight in Canada” said Anthony Smyth, Director General of the Museum.

2009 is truly a milestone for aviation in Canada as well as a year of celebrations at the Canada Aviation Museum and across the country. On February 23, the Museum will launch its much awaited exhibition entitled “Canadian Wings – A Remarkable Century of Flight” to mark the anniversary of the first successful powered flight in Canada by the Silver Dart from a frozen lake in Baddeck, Nova-Scotia. The exhibition will open to the public on February 25.

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