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CAHS Convention 2016

2016 convention

Join us in Winnipeg and Brandon for the 53rd Convention and Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society. The Manitoba Chapter is pleased to act as your host for an exciting week of tours, speakers, and films. We have arranged speakers covering a broad range of Canadian aviation history, from the First World War to Afghanistan, and from the first women in the air to modern air transport into the north. With fascinating topics, good food, and great friends, Winnipeg is where you want to be.

The tentative schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 1 June - Meet and Greet at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, 7 pm to 10 pm;
Thursday 2 June - Tour of Southport Aerospace Centre in Portage la Prairie, and the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum in Brandon, 8:30 am to 9 pm;
Friday 3 June - speakers and annual general meeting, 9 am to 5 pm, free evening;
Saturday 4 June - speakers, 9 am to 4 pm, and awards banquet, 6 pm to 10 pm;
Sunday 5 June - Farewell breakfast, 9 am to noon.

Download the registration form here.

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The venue will be the Viscount Gort hotel. The Viscount Gort special room rate has expired. If you cannot get a booking at the Viscount Gort, we recommend the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0G3. Call 1-877-842-4667 or 204 786-4801, and ask for the CAHS group rate, quoting code 705317. The rate is $120 per night plus taxes. The rate expires on 24 May.

We are seeking sponsorship for the convention. If you know of a company that might be willing to sponsor us, please let us know as soon as possible. For sponsorship information, please click here.

For more information, please contact the convention committee at

We hope to see you in Winnipeg, recently named as one of National Geographic Traveler's Best Trips of 2016! Don’t miss the new Canadian Museum of Human Rights and the Journey to Churchill exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, among many other attractions.

The convention is sponsored by:

Calm Air

Calm Air

Air Force Heritage Fund


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St Andrews Airport Authority


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Winnipeg Airports Authority


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Magellan Aerospace

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Keewatin Air


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Northway Aviation


Manitoba History Society


Manitoba Hydro

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Skycare Charters and Air Ambulance



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Wings Over Kississing


Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada


Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum


Viscount Gort Hotel