"We are looking forward to a fantastic 2008 Season and to flying Canada's colours across North America," said Major Robert Mitchell, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces Snowbirds. "Both in the air and on the ground, we remain committed to strive and represent the best of the Canadian Forces and to preserve our tradition of excellence."
During the 2008 Season, the Snowbirds are scheduled to participate in 65 air shows in 43 locations, proudly telling the Canadian Forces story through their inspirational flying and engaging team members. The team is also scheduled to conduct fly pasts of the following significant Canadian events: Canada Day, Calgary Stampede, The Formula 1 and Edmonton Grand Prix.
As ambassadors of the Canadian Forces and Canada, the team will travel as far North as Yellowknife, N.W.T., as far South as Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as far West as Victoria, B.C. and as far East as Halifax, N.S. The team is also looking forward to celebrating the 400th anniversary of Quebec City, Que., 14 and 15 June and to performing in their hometown of Moose Jaw, Sask., 23 August.
During the team's 38-year history, the Snowbirds have performed in about 2,100 air shows, before more than 125 million spectators.
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds' mission is to represent the professionalism, skill and teamwork of the Canadian Forces and to inspire Canadians to consider an exciting career in Canada's military.
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Canadian Forces Snowbirds 2008 Performance Schedule
The schedule below is subject to change without notice.
3-4 MacDill AFB, Florida - Air Fest 2008
7 Anderson, South Carolina - Anderson Air Show
10-11 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Wings Over Pittsburgh
14 Duluth, Minnesota - Duluth Air Show
17-18 Malmstrom AFB, Montana - Malstrom AFB Open House
21 Cranbrook, British Columbia - Cranbrook Air Show
24-25 Janesville, Wisconsin - Southwest Wisconsin Airfest
31 Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba - 17 Wing Armed Forces Day
1 Brandon, Manitoba - Westman Air Show
4 Kapuskasing, Ontario - Kapuskasing Air Show
7-8 Montreal, Quebec - Formula 1 Race
10 Magog, Quebec - Magog Fly-past
14-15 Quebec City, Quebec - 400th Anniversary of Quebec
18 Kingston, Ontario - Kingston Air Show
21-22 CFB Borden, Ontario - Canadian Force Base Borden
25 Goderich, Ontario - Goderich Air Show
28-29 Ottawa, Ontario - Ottawa Air Show
1 Ottawa, Ontario - Canada Day Flypast
4 Calgary, Manitoba - Calgary Stampede Flypast
16 Thompson, Manitoba - Thompson Air Show
19 Yellowknife, North West Territories - Yellowknife International Air Show
20 Edmonton, Alberta - Edmonton Grand Prix Flypast
26-27 Wetaskiwin, Alberta - Wetaskiwin Air Show
30 White Rock, British Columbia - Wings Over White Rock
3 Dawson Creek, British Columbia - Dawson Creek Air Show
6 Penticton, British Columbia - Penticton Air Show
8-10 Abbotsford, British Columbia - Abbotsford International Air Show
13 Rocky Mountain House, British Columbia - Rocky Mountain House Air Show
16 Springbank, Alberta - Springbank Air Show
23 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - 15 Wing Armed Forces Day
27 Welland, Ontario - Welland Air Show
30-31 Toronto, Ontario - Canadian International Air Show
1 Toronto, Ontario - Canadian International Air Show
2 Whitby, Ontario - Captain Michael VandenBos School Flypast
6-7 Halifax, Nova Scotia - Nova Scotia International Air Show
10 Stephenville, Newfoundland - Stephenville Air Show
20-21 Victoria, British Columbia - Victoria Air Show
24 Tri-Cities, Washington - Tri-Cities Air Show
27-28 Chico, California - Chico Air Show
1 Douglas, Arizona - Douglas Air Show
4-5 El Paso, Texas - Amigo Air Sho
11-12 San Francisco, California - San Francisco Fleet Week
17 CFB Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - End of Year Show