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Manitoba History

Written by Jim Bell.

History of the CAHS Manitoba Chapter

The Manitoba Chapter was formed in Winnipeg in 1994, by Ian Whiston and Captain Bill March. Meetings were mostly held in Mynarski Hall, at the 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters, 17 Wing, CFB Winnipeg. The chapter hosted the 1996 CAHS National Convention, which included a visit to the Portage la Prairie airshow. The Chapter went dormant for a while in the late 1990s. In October 2001, with the support of John Bonner, Brian Watson, and other volunteers of the Western Canada Aviation Museum Library and Archives, the Chapter was reformed. Since then, the Chapter has held meetings eight times a year, usually on the last Thursday of each month, except in December and the summer. The Chapter hosted the 2006 CAHS National convention, this time in conjunction with the Air Force Historical Conference.