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Canadian Naval Air Remembers (CANAR)

Canadian Naval Air Remembers (CANAR)

Event: Canadian Naval Air Remembers (CANAR)

Date: May 3 to 5, 2024

Location: May 3-4, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9820 Airport Road, Mount Hope ON L0R 1W0, & 5 May, HMCS Haida National Historic Site dockside

Time: Friday evening to Sunday – see below

Admission: Weekend event: $175 + HST. Includes: Museum admission, a Commemorative Memorial book, and meals as indicated on the CANAR Itinerary, below. Ticket sales will close on 19 April 2024. No refunds.

HMCS Warrior arrives in Halifax, March 31, 1946

Canadian Naval Air Remembers,

3-5 May 2024

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Rd, Mount Hope, ON

On behalf of your organizing committee, I invite you to join us at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton on 3-4 May 2024. This event is open to all military and civilian personnel who served at sea or were involved in naval air, including their immediate families.

Our primary focus at this event is to commemorate those Canadians who gave their lives while serving in Canadian naval air during the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War to present day. A detailed schedule of events is attached below. I would draw your attention to the Saturday evening dinner, when we will unveil a mock-up of the proposed Canadian Naval Air Remembers Memorial, that will eventually be displayed at the Shearwater Aviation Museum.

CANAR Donations

To support the design and production of the Memorial, we are soliciting donations and would appreciate your generous support. Please send your donation to the “CANAR Memorial” to the Shearwater Aviation Museum via mail to Shearwater Aviation Museum, 12 Wing Shearwater, P.O. Box 99000, Stn Forces, Halifax, NS B3K 5X5, or by e-transfer, including your name and mailing address in the comments section to: 1099-HFXSAMPMTS@CFMWS.COM. If you wish to donate by using MasterCard or VISA, please call 902-830-6809 between 8 am and 4 pm Atlantic Daylight Time, Monday-Friday. Tax receipts will be provided.

During the dinner, LGen Lise Bourgon, the senior-serving Maritime Helicopter pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces, will make a few remarks on how modern day Canadian naval aviation continues to provide “Wings for the Fleet.”

Grant Smith and Allan Snowie, who carried out the detailed research for the Memorial, have prepared a Commemorative Book, listing those Canadians who died in both the First and Second World Wars and this will be at your place.  The cost is included in the cost of the dinner, and of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to re-establish contact with your shipmates and their partners, and even to spin a few yarns.

Yours aye,

Jack McGee,

Chair, Canadian Naval Air Remembers Committee


Tickets for Canadian Naval Air Remembers will be handled by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum through the link here.  Please direct all ticketing enquiries to the CWHM at (905) 679-4183 ext 244 and not the Shearwater Aviation Museum. 

For ease of administration, there is an all-inclusive cost of $ 175.00+HST. This includes admission to the Museum on 3, 4 May, a Commemorative Memorial book and a light lunch and Gala dinner (buffet-service) on 4 May.

Please note:  The CWHM does not provide refunds for a change of circumstances.


The link below is unsolicited and offered for your convenience. For your hotel, please register directly via the link below. Cancellations as per the respective hotel’s policy.

For CANAR:   https://www.HotelPlanner.com/EventPage7648106    

CANAR Itinerary

For a schedule of events, click on the link below.