Written by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail on 18 February 2011.
2011 CAHS Convention Announcement!
This year’s CAHS convention will take place in Edmonton, Alberta from Wednesday,June 22nd to Sunday, June 26th and will explore the theme “Edmonton: Gateway to the North.” I hope you’ll be able to join us for a great program of speakers, visits to top-notch heritage institutions, and special events. Of course there will also be lots of time to catch up with old friends – and make some new ones!
The convention headquarters will be the Chateau Nova Hotel & Suites at 159 Airport Rd. We’ve secured convention rates of approximately $97 for a single queen room or $103 for a double queen room (taxes incl.). Please reserve by calling 1-888-919-6682 and quoting the group name CAHS and number 576.
For regular members and guests, the convention kicks off Wednesday evening with registration and a meet & greet. Thursday morning we’re off on a day trip to Wetaskiwin, home of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum and Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. We’ll also get a rare glimpse inside the RAM warehouse. After supper will be the CAHS Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers.
During the day on Friday and Saturday, you’ll be introduced to dynamic speakers with heavily-illustrated presentations on a variety of military, civil, and heritage topics connected to Edmonton, Alberta and the North. Scroll down for a quick list, then visit the convention page on www.cahs.ca for full bios and descriptions.
We’re holding the convention to coincide with the Alberta Aviation Museum’s AirFest, and we’ve been invited to attend several of their events. These include:
A Friday-night swing dance featuring a big band and static display of Second World War-era armoured vehicles
A Saturday-night Northwest Staging Route-themed dinner
Sunday AirFest activities – including the fly-in breakfast
One of our partners, Vintage Wings of Canada, will be doing its Yellow Wings tour with BCATP aircraft this year. They will be leaving two of these – a Tiger Moth and a Fleet Finch – in Edmonton during the convention.
Also in the works: a “Stage and Screen” evening highlighting Canadian aviation history in film and theatre!
Feb 18, 2011 -
Canadian Aviation Historical Society PO Box 2700 Station D Ottawa, ON K1P 5W7 www.CAHS.ca