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on 14 August 2010.

2010 Convention"Edmonton: Gateway to the North"

The CAHS headed west for its 2011 Convention. From June 22-26 2011, we enjoyed the best of western hospitality at the Chateau Nova Hotel & Suites, our convention headquarters, and explored the theme of Edmonton: Gateway to the North.

The evening of the 22nd, we hosted a meet & greet at the hotel – a great chance to reunite with colleagues and friends (and win some door prizes!). The 23rd we began our journey into Alberta’s aviation past in Wetaskiwin, home of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum and Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. We also had rare behind-the-scenes access to the RAM warehouse!

During our two days of heavily-illustrated talks, we heard from dynamic speakers on a range of military, civilian, and aviation heritage topics. We also marked key anniversaries with our special events (for speaker bios and talk descriptions, click here). These weekend events, which tied in with the Alberta Aviation Museum’s popular AirFest, included a 1940s Swing Dance (with live big band music), a Northwest Staging Route-themed dinner, and a Stage & Screen evening. And of course AirFest itself the 26th!

 

For program details, please click on the image below for the PDF file.

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2011 AGM & Convention Program

 

Thank you for making it such a great event, and I look forward to seeing you at the 2012 Convention in Saint John, New Brunswick to be held September 5th to 8th! More information will be posted here in the coming months...

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

CAHS National President & 2011 Convention Chair

right_arrowClick here to see highlights of the 2010 Convention in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec.