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CF-18 Demo Team and the Canadian Forces SkyHawks coming to Armed Forces Day

On Saturday, everyone is invited to the waterfront to watch the various Canadian Forces demonstration teams perform.
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On Thursday, February 9th, Captain Leah Pierce, Honorary Colonel George Burton, Honorary Colonel Harriett Madigan, Sergeant Tim McLean , and Major Desmarais, discussed Armed Forces Day at the first 2017 Armed Forces Day joint planning meeting. Photo Credit: Carly Ethier, Junior Communications Officer.

Planning is underway for Armed Forces Day celebrations in North Bay and demonstration teams this year will include the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the CF-18 Demo Team and the Canadian Forces SkyHawks.

This year, Armed Forces Day will be held on Friday, June 16th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.at the Canadore College Aviation Campus, and a lead up to Canada 150 celebrations will take place on Saturday, June 17th, at the waterfront.

You will be able to walk through a number of military static displays at the Aviation Campus on Friday. Then on Saturday, everyone is invited to the waterfront to watch the various Canadian Forces demonstration teams perform.

It's the seventh annual North Bay Armed Forces Day. 

“The success of North Bay’s Armed Forces Day is owed to the hard work and dedication of countless volunteers who come together year after year," said George Burton, 22 Wing Honorary Colonel. "We want this to be the biggest event ever in recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Please show your support by wearing red to Canadore College Aviation Campus and the North Bay Waterfront!”

"Armed Forces Day recognizes the dedication and professionalism of all military personnel currently serving in the City of North Bay," says a news release issued today. "It also provides the military an opportunity to showcase equipment highlight training and military demonstrations by various units to the City of North Bay and surrounding areas."

It is called Armed Forces Day in North Bay to recognize all members of the Armed Forces community including the United States Air Force who, as part of NORAD and in support of the mission of the Canadian Air Defence Sector, contribute to the successful bi-national organization and have been part of the North Bay community for 65 years;

In Canada, “Canadian Forces Day” is the first Sunday in June and is a celebration of Canada’s armed services, their heritage and their personnel.

For more information on the CF-18 Demo Team visit http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/cf-18-demo-team/index.page

For more information about the Snowbirds Demo Team visit: http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/snowbirds/index.page

For more information about the SkyHawks: http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/skyhawks/index.page

For more information about North Bay’s Armed Forces Day visit http://www.armedforcesday.ca/



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