Hollywood icon and famed Beaver pilot, Harrison Ford to
send congratulations message via video.
Famous Aerospace Engineers and Test Pilots to Kick-off Celebration.
TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - On Friday, February 20th, the new Canadian Air &
Space Museum, in conjunction with Air Canada and the Ontario Aerospace
Council, will celebrate the launch of the year-long Canadian Centennial of
Powered Flight, by bringing together some of Canada's top aerospace
superstars, a special proclamation from the City of Toronto, a presentation of
a Centennial of Flight Commemorative Coin by the Royal Canadian Mint and a
message from famed Beaver pilot and Hollywood icon, Harrison Ford.
As home of the only full-size replica of the legendary Avro Arrow, the
new Canadian Air & Space Museum will reveal its ambitious revitalization and
expansion plans that will proudly and experientially showcase Canada's rich
aviation and space history.
WHO: Canadian aerospace legends, test pilots, industry
representatives and Hollywood icon Harrison Ford.
- Ontario Lieutenant-Governor David Onley
- Toronto City Councilor, Maria Augimeri, will make a timely
- Rod Jones, Executive Director of the Ontario Aerospace
- A celebration of the past and encouragement for the future
of Canadian aerospace achievements, including creating a
home for the world's only full-size Avro Arrow replica.
- The launch of the new Canadian Air & Space Museum.
- Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of "Black Friday" (the
day of the Avro Arrow cancellation), by highlighting the
aerospace innovations directly linked to the Arrow.
WHAT ELSE: A string of aircraft departing from Downsview Park to fly
around the CN Tower.
WHEN: Friday, February 20, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Canadian Air & Space Museum, 65 Carl Hall Road, Parc
Downsview Park, Toronto, ON., M3K 2E1
Photo Opportunity: Planes, Pilots and Stars. A newly-launched museum.
About the Canadian Air & Space Museum
Once the home of de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd, the Canadian Air
and Space Museum (formerly the Toronto Aerospace Museum) is located in the
oldest-surviving aircraft factory building in Canada, and is one of Canada's
oldest and best-preserved aerospace heritage buildings. It is also the
birthplace of the leading Canadian space technology company, best known as
SPAR. The new Canadian Air & Space Museum is dedicated to telling the
distinctly Canadian stories of aviation, space history and innovation.
Now in its 10th year, the volunteer-driven organization features the only
full-size replica of the magnificent Avro Arrow. Find out more about us at
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For further information:
For further information: to arrange interviews and museum access, please
contact: Susan Douglas, Director, Marketing & Business Development, Canadian
Air & Space Museum, Mobile: (416) 666-4912, E-mail: email@example.com