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Kickoff Air Show

Kick off Canada 150 celebrations with a free Air Show, featuring the Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet, on June 28! Watch from the shore of Barrie’s beautiful waterfront as they perform over Kempenfelt Bay — a show for the whole family to enjoy.

The City is excited to welcome the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 Demonstration Team to kick-off Canada 150 celebrations in Barrie with a thrilling aerobatic show over Kempenfelt Bay on the evening of Wednesday, June 28, 2017. This rare and exciting spectacle is in partnership with Georgian International and Canadian Forces Base Borden.

The show is free to attend and the best locations to view the show will be Heritage Park (or any of the small parks along the north shore of Kempenfelt Bay) or Allandale Station Park along the south shore of Kempenfelt Bay.

Stay informed here and on social media as updates are confirmed.

Snowbirds are a Canadian Icon

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds uphold te proud legacy of the Golden Centennaires air demonstration team, who formed to celebrate Canada’s Centennial in 1967. As a Canadian icon, they are eager to inspire all Canadians by showcasing the skill, professionalism, and teamwork of the Canadian Armed Forces. Their team is made up of highly skilled pilots, technicians and support personnel ‎from across Canada, whose dedication to excellence is embodied in the awe-inspiring tight formations of red and white jets in the sky over head. Join your 2017 Canadian Forces Snowbirds as they proudly honour Canada’s strong military heritage during this year of sesquicentennial celebrations.

CF-18 Honouring Canada 150

The CF-18 Hornet has undergone a special transformation for 2017 to honour the RCAF and Canadian Armed Forces as a part of Canada's history. Captain Matthew Kutryk, pilot for the 2017 CF-18 demo team, will wow audiences with incredible speed and aerial maneuvers.

Keep the Celebrations Going

Festivities will continue throughout the Canada Day weekend with live entertainment, family activities, and fireworks in partnership with Promenade Days.

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