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Welcome Back!

We are excited that on Monday, June 29, we can open the doors and welcome the public back into the museum under Part 2, Phase 4 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. This has been a difficult time for many and we hope that you have been keeping healthy throughout.

Visitors to the museum will notice an ample supply of hand sanitizer, informational signage, and one-directional traffic for tours so no one has to pass each other at close proximity. Especially down that long hallway!

Over the past months small groups of volunteers have worked to clean and make some improvements at the museum so we have a fresh face for you. Also, we have been working hard to implement procedures to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, members and visitors. 

And we have summer student staff to greet you! We were fortunate to qualify for funding under the Young Canada Works and Canada Summer Jobs programs. These programs help provide valuable work experience for the youth and the museum will have more help to greet visitors, provide tours, and handle the many other tasks involved in operating the museum. We hope you can stop by and meet them.

Spread the word and come for a visit.
Friday BBQ Lunches

We are once again hosting Friday lunch BBQ burgers this summer. Come on by for a visit and grab a burger between 11:30 and 1:30.

Don’t know what will be better – the burger or the company!
Thank you for your support!

Over the past months many of you have been able to donate funds or renewed your memberships to help support the museum while we were closed. Thank you so much for your support during this difficult time. It is very much appreciated.
Flight – Stories of Canadian Aviation, Volume 2

The second volume of the Flight book by Deana J. Driver and Contributors is hot off the presses and we have it here in our gift shop. As well, in case you missed it earlier, we still have copies of Volume 1 available.

This second volume in the Flight series features 37 fascinating stories about falling aircraft parts, errant passengers, record-breaking flights, balloon and helicopter trips, and early flight schools. Northern rescues, animal obstacles, hijackings, landings on unique landscapes, and military surprises are also chronicled in Flight, Vol. 2.

About the Author-publisher and Contributors:
Flight, Vol. 2 includes 37 short stories plus an introduction – 14 stories and introduction written by Deana J. Driver. Deana wrote stories about bomber pilot George E. Williams and his son Gary M. Williams, civilian pilot Gerd Wengler, aerial photographer Doug Chisholm, bush pilot Keith Olson, flying bishop Rt. Rev. Rodney Andrews, northern pilot Ralph Tweten, and aircraft mechanic Don Currie.

Another 23 stories were written by 12 other Canadian writers: Will Chabun, a retired newspaperman and aviation historian (stories about newspaperman Foster Barnsley, aviation inspector Howard Ingram, and Air Canada passenger agents Brian Zawacki and Dave Scott); Peter Foster, an aviation enthusiast; Paul W. Greening, an aviation insurance investigator; Alvin Irlbeck, a retired farmer and pilot; Don Macpherson, a flying instructor and retired teacher; Malcolm McLeod, a balloon pilot and former journalist; Harry Meeds, a Saskatchewan pioneer of flight; Vincent Murphy-Dodds, a writer and humorist; Ron Sather, a former pilot; Ron Stansfield, an aviation enthusiast and retired Canadian diplomat; Walter D. Williams, an unofficial air ambulance pilot; and Bill Wunsch, a pilot.

Canada Remembers Our Heroes Brothers and Borders

A while back there was a film crew at the museum filming an interview for this series, “Canada Remembers Our Heroes Brothers and Borders” 

https://youtu.be/n9acz9EwxD8

The series will debut  (episode 1 of 7 ) on July 1, Canada Day, at 6 p.m. CST on AMI . In Saskatchewan, SaskTel channel  554.

Thomega Entertainment acknowledges the generous support and commitment of Creative Saskatchewan and Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.  
Donations are always welcome!

The Saskatchewan Aviation Historical Society operating as the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum and Learning Centre is a a registered charity. Donations help us to meet our overhead costs, support programming, enable restoration projects, and raise capital to secure the museum’s future.

We are registered with PayPal Giving Fund Canada which doesn’t charge charities or donors any fees for their services. 100% of donated funds flow through to us and PayPal Giving Fund provides you with a tax deductible donation receipt. The link below will take you to our PayPal Giving Fund page.

PayPal Giving Fund - Saskatchewan Aviation Museum & Learning Centre

PayPal is a secure and trusted platform. Thank you for your support.
Memberships

Our members are vital to the growth and stability of the museum. Memberships can be purchased at any time and will be valid until December 31, 2020.

Individual ($40) and Family* ($75) memberships provide
  • access to visit the museum free of charge
  • a 10% discount in our Gift Shop.
Please renew via the appropriate PayPal button below.

*Family membership includes an adult couple and their dependent children under 18 years old.
Individual Membership
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Corporate Memberships – New for 2020!
 
Spread the word! Corporate Memberships are now available to our business community. Expanding our membership base will provide additional awareness and funds for the ongoing operations of the museum.
 
A Corporate membership for $250 will include 10 complementary museum passes to be used by their employees, customers, or family.
 
If you know of any business that would be interested, please email Office@SaskAviation.ca. We’ll follow up with an information package.

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