Concert – We Will Remember: Canadian Armed Forces Central Band and Governor General Foot Guards Band, November 5 (2 p.m.)
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Canada’s two leading military bands performing together! This exceptional concert honours and showcases the contributions of Canadian veterans and current military personnel.
Film event: The Legacy Series, November 5 (10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
Join us for a partial screening of The Legacy Series. This original documentary film series – shot by Canadian film students – showcases powerful, personal accounts of the Second World War, told through the lens of aviation. While it began as an oral history project focused on Canadian veterans, The Legacy Series grew to include the personal impact these stories have had on the students involved in its production. Participants of this event will have the chance to meet some of the individuals involved in the making of the film. Reserve through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/invitation-the-legacy-series-tickets-38408044495
Canada 150 and Canadian military aviation, November 5 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
This private collection of artefacts – including uniforms, insignias and badges, medals, coins and pictures – offers a captivating look at the past 150 years in Canadian military aviation. Historical interpreters will be on hand to discuss how these artefacts relate to key events in Canada’s history.
Marc Paul Racine — First World War Historical Aircraft Reproductions, November 5 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Come and meet Marc Paul Racine – an avid model builder who has constructed over 450 model aircraft. Inspired by Manfred von Richthofen’s autobiography, Racine studies the lives of brave, young fighter pilots in the First World War. Racine will share his creations – along with interesting stories of their pilots, who risked their lives for freedom and a better way of life.
Flags of Remembrance, October 7 to November 18
The Veterans Voices of Canada, Flags of Remembrance pays tribute to the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans in a visually stunning display of patriotism. Every year at the opening ceremony, 128 full size Canadian flags are erected along major roadways and other highly visible locations in participating communities, representing 128,000 Canadians killed and missing in action. Each flag is accompanied by a sponsored “hero plaque” recognizing and honoring individual Veterans, past or current serving… a tribute from family, friends and other caring people. For more information, visit https://ingeniumcanada.org/aviation/whats-on/event-flags-of-remembrance.php.
Discovery cart, November 4–5, 11–12 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Have you ever peeked inside a German pilot’s survival kit? Get a close-up look at this authentic artefact, as well as other rarely-seen items used by airmen in the twentieth century – including silk maps, sweetheart pins and lockets, a message streamer and goggles.
Printmaking workshop: The Canadian Military in Action, November 4–5, 11–12 (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Make your own print of Canadian aircraft in action! You’ll be inspired by scenes of Banshees flying over Canadian ships, a Hercules unloading jeeps in Afghanistan, and the Snowbirds flying in formation over the museum.
Kids’ tour: Wings on Deck, November 4 and 11 (11 a.m.)
Young visitors will have a blast collecting navy aircraft stickers as they follow the museum’s friendly guide on this fun, interactive tour of airplanes that flew off of aircraft carriers.
Commemorative poems, November 4–5, 11–12 (all day)
Assemble your own commemorative poetry collection, featuring three famous wartime poems: High Flight by Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee Jr.; In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae; and The Missing Airman by Nelson Moses.