Information Bulletin - Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada celebrates Canada's centennial of flight



    BADDECK, NS, Feb. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Parks Canada's Alexander Graham Bell
National Historic Site of Canada is proud to collaborate with the Village of
Baddeck's Silver Dart Centennial Association in the celebration of the 100th
anniversary of powered flight in Canada starting this weekend.
    In addition to the many exciting activities taking place in Baddeck from
Friday, February 20 to Monday, February 23, Alexander Graham Bell National
Historic Site will welcome visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day to enjoy
the museum exhibits, children's activities and some very special events.
    The Site will host the public opening of the Centennial Collection
aviation art exhibit, a project of the Canadian Aviation Artist's Association
at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 20. The Centennial Collection pays homage to the
countless men and women in all roles as well as companies and organizations,
civilian and military that have contributed to Canada's rich aviation history
since 1909. This marks the exhibit's inaugural showing.
    The launch of the Silver Dart Legacy Project to establish a "Hall of
Flight" at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site will take place at 4
p.m. on Saturday, February 21. Parks Canada and the Silver Dart Centennial
Association will sign a Memorandum of Agreement. Dr. Roberta Bondar, Honourary
Chair of the Silver Dart Centennial Association will be present.
    Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada are
honoured to unveil a plaque commemorating "The First Airplane Flight in
Canada" on National Aviation Day, Monday, February 23, 9:30 a.m., at the
Silver Dart Re-enactment Site, Baddeck Bay.
    This weekend marks the beginning of Baddeck's and Canada's year long
celebration of the accomplishments of Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell's Aerial
Experiment Association and the flight of their Silver Dart airplane on
February 23, 1909.




For further information:

For further information: Mark Sajatovich, Marketing Manager, Cape
Breton, Parks Canada, (902) 733-3545, (902) 304-3486,
mark.sajatovich@pc.gc.ca


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