June 2009 SaskSecrets

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Canada Remembers International Air Show, Saskatoon

August 15 – 16, 2009

Canada Remembers Air Show

The Cameco Canada Remembers International Air Show was created in 1995 as a salute to the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War II. It quickly developed into a major event and has long been recognized as Canada’s largest Tribute to Veterans Project. 

Previously named Saskatchewan’s #1 Outdoor Attraction and one of Canada’s Top 10 by Attractions Canada, the Canada Remembers International Air Show has had three nationally televised film documentaries shot onsite, and has received formal, personal messages of support from people such as actor, Tom Hanks, Col. Bob Morgan (the original pilot of the famed Memphis Belle) and Mayor Bloomberg of New York.

Canada Remembers Air Show

In 2002, this project was the site of the first meeting for the families of Canada’s first four casualties of the war in Afghanistan. As a follow-up, they are inviting the families of all 118 (at the date of this publication) fallen soldiers in that war, to come to Saskatoon and allow us to pay a special tribute to their sons and daughters.   

Due to property development plans at the Saskatoon Airport, this year’s show is the ‘Final Performance’ for the Canada Remembers International Air Show. Organizers anticipate having more than 50,000 spectators in attendance over the event’s two days. 

Snowbirds - Canada Remembers Air Show

This event will feature a range of performances from: Canadian Forces Snowbirds – 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, SkyHawks Parachute Team, CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team, Julie Clark’s ‘God Bless Canada’ Aerial Ballet, John Mohr Barnstorming and Kent Pietsch Aerobatic Comedy Routine just to name a few. There will also be numerous displays from the U.S. and Canadian military, WWII and Korean War era and civilian aircraft will be on display, North Saskatchewan Pipes and Drums Band, an international food court, kids rides and more. 

For more information about the Canada Remembers International Air Show, call 306-975-3155, email b.swid@creditunioncentre.com or visit www.canadaremembersairshow.com.