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Snowbirds to soar over Armed Forces Day once more

North Bay’s Armed Forces Day celebration is returning as an in-person community event, June 22
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The Snowbirds entertain the crowds at the Lead Up to Canada 150 at the North Bay waterfront, in 2017.

The Snowbirds will once again grace the skies above North Bay on Armed Forces Day.

According to the CF Snowbirds Facebook page, the aerobatic aviation team is slated to visit North Bay on June 22. The Snowbirds will join the Skyhawks Parachute Demonstration Team to entertain the masses on Armed Forces Day.

The City of North Bay says Armed Forces Day is returning as an in-person community event this year. More details will be announced shortly as Armed Forces Day is two months away. The event has been cancelled for the past two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

See related: Armed Forces Day returns this summer with Skyhawks Parachute Team

The CF Snowbirds have been entertaining audiences across North America since 1971 and the show is the result of six months of intensive preparation and training of over 50 different formations and maneuvers. The team continues to inspire the public by highlighting the extraordinary skill, professionalism, teamwork, and diversity of the Canadian Armed Forces.

The SkyHawks are the Canadian Forces Parachute Demonstration Team. Based at CFB Trenton, they are a sub-unit of the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre. The team consists of both permanent members and temporary members from the Regular and Reserve Forces.

See: COVID grounds Skyhawks for the summer season

In 2021, the Canadian Armed Forces cancelled the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team performance season 2021 as a result of public health and other considerations related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.