Canadian Forces Snowbirds History, Photo Gallery & Schedule of Events

Canadian military formation aerobatic teams have played a distinguished part in our military aviation history. Since the inception of the "Siskins" in the 1930's there have been many teams, all of whom have exemplified the skill and proficiency common to our Air Force pilots and ground crew. The Golden Hawks and Golden Centennaires are still remembered by many people who enjoyed their exciting aerobatic displays. These teams received world-wide recognition, and their members were proud ambassadors of the men and women of the Canadian military. The Snowbirds, while performing before millions of spectators across North America, are honoured to carry on the fine traditions established by their forerunners.

One problem has been common to Canada's aerobatic teams - the continuing struggle for existence. Teams which had been formed as a result of the perseverance and initiative of dedicated individuals slowly matured, but were all too soon disbanded; the prime reason for disbandment was normally that of expense. The year 1978 was a milestone in the history of Canada's formation teams.

Schedule of Events

May 7
Cmox, BC
May 18
Southport, NL
May 20 - 21
Winnipeg, MB
May 26 - 27
Jones Beach, NY
May 30
Quebec City, QC
     
June 2 - 3
Waterloo, ON
June 6
Kapuskasing, ON
June 9 - 10
Borden, ON
June 16 - 17
Hamilton, ON
June 20
Thetford Mines, QC
June 23 - 24
Mont Laurier, QC
June 27
Bagotville, QC
June 30
Orilia, ON
July 1
Ottawa, ON
July 4
Minot, ND
July 7
Moose Jaw, SK
July 14
Yellow Knife NT
July 17
Inuvik, NT
July 19
Norman Wells, NT
July 22
Whitehorse, YK
July 25
Watson Lake, YK
July 28 - 29
Fort McMurray, AB
July 31
Fort St. John, BC
August 1
Kelowna, BC
August 4 - 5
Saskatoon, SK
August 9 -12
Abbotsford, BC
August 18 - 19
Val D'Or, QC
August 22
Yarmouth, NS
August 25 - 26
Summerside, PE
August 29
Brantford, ON
September 1 - 3
Toronto, ON
September 4
Whitby, ON
September 8 - 9
Waukegan, IL
September 12
Port Stanley, ON
September 15 - 16
Gatineau, QC
September 22 - 23
Duluth, MN
September 29 - 30
Rome, GA
 
October 6 - 7
Fort Worth, TX
October 13 - 14
Daytona, FL
October 19
Moose Jaw, SK
 
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