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This video header was compiled from the Canadian Forces Snowbirds performance in Toronto, Ontario in 2016. The full video can be seen on the CF Snowbirds Facebook page: Link to Full Video
Original Video Editing/Montage
: Match Productions Camera/Caméra: Captain/Capitaine Brent Handy, Corporal/Caporal Axel Lubeck, Corporal/Caporal David Wright, Corporal/Caporal Andrew Valentine, Ken Lin

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – Saugeen Airport

Breathtaking formations.
Unbelievable teamwork.

Experience a Tradition of Excellence!

As part of the celebrations of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds are flying at airports, large and small, across our great nation.

We are honoured and thrilled to announce that they’re coming to the Saugeen Airport to help us celebrate the Bruce’s 150th!

Join us at the airport. Watch the show.
Meet the team. Take home great memories.
And the best part? It’s free.

Be part of the formation!

Where can I park?

  • On-site parking will be available. From Highway 4, turn north onto County Road 22, then turn left onto Airport Road. You will see the entrance for airshow parking on your left; on-site parking is $5 per car.
  • For accessible parking, please proceed along Airport Road to the top of the hill and turn left at the airport sign; parking is available at the terminal.
  • Parking is also available at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the south side of Hwy 4. A shuttle bus will take you to and from the Airport viewing areas. For safety reasons we ask visitors to please not walk across Hwy 4.
  • Extra parking has been added at Maple Hill Auctions on Hwy 4 just west of the airport. A shuttle bus will take visitors to and from the airport. The ride is free but small donations are appreciated to help offset the cost.
  • Both sides of County Road 22 will be available for parking on the shoulders.

Airport Road and Hwy 4 will be open to traffic but parking is not allowed during the show.
Please note that Concession Road 2 and Sideroad 25 North will be closed to traffic during the airshow and parking is not allowed.

Airshow Parking

Parking available onsite.

Accessible Parking

At the Terminal

Knights of Columbus Hall

Parking with shuttle to the Airport.

Maple Hill Auctions

Parking with shuttle to the Airport.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tentative Airshow Schedule

Tuesday, June 20:
03:00 PM 
Snowbirds 1-9 land at the Saugeen Airport
07:00 PM 
Snowbirds Preflight Reception at the Best Western’s “Flight Deck”, Walkerton. Contact snowbirds@hanoversaugeenairport.com (519-377-3777) for ticket information.

Wednesday, June 21:
12:00 PM 
Gates open at The Saugeen Airport – Vendors, static displays
04:00 PM
Opening Ceremonies
04:30 PM
The Ontario Provincial Police Golden Helmets precision motorcycle riding team
05:00 PM 
 Aerobatic demonstrations – The Flying Begins with Kevin Elwood in the Turbo Beaver
05:30 PM
Gord Price in his Yak-50 – Gord Price Airshows
06:00 PM
WWI aircraft – The Great War Flying Museum
06:30 PM 
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds – Celebrate the Bruce + Canada 150!
07:30 PM
Meet the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Pilots for autographs and photos after the show

Thursday, June 22:
10:00 AM 
Canadian Forces Snowbirds depart the Saugeen Airport

STATIC DISPLAYS

There will be a number of static displays for visitors to see at the airport including:

  • Turbo Beaver
  • Yak-50
  • WWI Aircraft
  • Canadian Forces Snowbirds Tudor Jets (behind fence)
  • OPP Helicopter – C-FOPP
  • BAC Jet Provost T4 from the Jet Aircraft Museum in London, ON
  • CT133 Photo Ship with JAM display stand
  • Dan Richer’s T28 from Tillsonburg, ON
  • Canadair T-33 MK 3 Mako Shark from the Waterloo War Birds
  • de Havilland DH115 Vampire Jet from the Waterloo War Birds
  • Saugeen Flyers remote control model club
HELICOPTER RIDES

Great Lakes Helicopters will be offering helicopter rides on Tuesday and Wednesday!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see the Airport as you’ve never seen it before. Take a tour with Great Lakes Helicopters to get a bird’s eye view of the show!

  • Times for Tuesday are from 9am to 3pm, and 4pm to sunset.
  • Times for Wednesday are from 12pm to 3pm, and after the show until sunset.

Cost is $50 per person, or $120 for a group of three.

INFORMATION BOOTHS

A number of organizations will be participating in the event with information booths including:

  • RCU Recruiting
  • DND Recruiting
  • Hanover New Car Dealers
  • Bruce County Tourism
  • Grey County Tourism
  • Union Gas – Our Platinum Corporate Sponsor
  • Municipal Tourism Booths
  • Bruce 150
  • The Dam Pub – sponsoring Gord Price Airshows
FOOD SERVICES

We will be hosting a number of spots to grab a bite to eat while you are at the show! Food service booths will be available from:

  • Lantz Meat Market
  • 812 RCAC Squadron BBQ
  • Subway
  • The Green Bean
  • Mama D’s
BUY A COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAMME

Limited Edition Snowbirds Programme

Copies of the programme can be purchased locally at Holst Office Pro in Hanover and Walkerton, The Bookstore in Durham and at the Saugeen Airport on the day of the show (limited quantities available). Programmes can also be ordered by contacting snowbirds@hanoversaugeenairport.com or calling 519-377-3777.
Don’t miss your opportunity to grab a copy – and get it signed by a Snowbirds Pilot!

GET AUTOGRAPHS

Autographs!

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds team will be available for autographs before and after the show. Don’t miss it!
Bring your autograph books, Show Programmes, or your favourite flight jacket for autographs from the pilots!

ATTEND THE SNOWBIRDS PREFLIGHT RECEPTION

Meet the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team!

Tuesday, June 20 at 07:00 PM at the Best Western’s “Flight Deck” in Walkerton. Tickets are $50 each available at Holst Office Pro in Hanover and Walkerton,  The Bookstore in Durham, and the Bank of Montreal in Walkerton. Please note that there are limited tickets available. To pre-order tickets, call 519-377-3777 or email snowbirds@hanoversaugeenairport.com.

Get your tickets to meet the team!

Join us on June 20th at 7pm for the Snowbirds Preflight Reception, an intimate meet-and-greet at the Best Western’s “Flight Deck” in Walkerton. For information, contact snowbirds@hanoversaugeenairport.com (519-377-3777).

Tickets are available at Holst Office Pro in Hanover and Walkerton, The Bookstore in Durham, the Bank of Montreal in Walkerton, as well as at the Airport Terminal – $50 per person.

Show programmes available now!

This collectors’ edition programme contains everything you want and need to know for the big day! Background info, team bios, the full schedule of events and much more.

$5 each. Available on show day and in advance at Holst Office Pro in Hanover and Walkerton and The Bookstore in Durham.

About the Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Following in the footsteps of the Golden Centennaires air demonstration team who formed to celebrate Canada’s Centennial in 1967, the 2017 Canadian Forces Snowbirds team is honoured to uphold that proud legacy as a Canadian icon. They showcase the skill, professionalism and teamwork of the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces – and inspire all Canadians to strive for excellence.

Join 2017 Canadian Forces Snowbirds as they proudly honour our strong military heritage during this year of sesquicentennial celebrations.

To learn more, click on Canada Forces Snowbirds.

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Many Thanks to the Hanover Saugeen Airport’s Airshow Sponsors

Platinum Wing Sponsor

Platinum Wing Sponsors

  • Union Gas
  • County of Bruce
  • Municipality of Brockton
  • Town of Hanover
  • eastlink
Gold Wing Sponsor

Gold Wing Sponsors

  • Branch 102 Walkerton, Royal Canadian Legion
  • Grey County
  • tech360
Silver Wing Sponsor

Silver Wing Sponsors

  • Hanover Firefighters Association
  • Bluewater Radio
  • Leslie Ford Motors
  • Bruce Power
  • Hanover New Car Dealers Association
Bronze Wing Sponsor

Bronze Wing Sponsors

  • Municipality of West Grey
  • Cuneo’s Interiors
  • Branch 131 Hanover, Royal Canadian Legion
  • Municipality of Arran-Elderslie
  • National Aviation Insurance Brokers
  • Municipality of Saugeen Shores and the Port Elgin Airport
  • The Dam Pub – sponsoring Gord Price Airshows
Friend of the Airport

Friends of the Airport

  • Holst Office Supplies
  • Full Circle Gym
  • Municipality of Kincardine
  • Kunkel Buslines
  • General Building Products, Walkerton
  • Bruce County Combat & Fitness
  • Rueber’s Car Care
  • Walkerton Rotary Club
  • Walkerton Toyota
  • Subway Restaurants
  • McIntee Real Estate Ltd.
  • Skyway Printing
  • The Kirstine Group