The Abbotsford International Airshow Society (AIAS) is the non-profit society that has operated in British Columbia, Canada since 1966, created as a distinct entity in preparation for the 1967 Canada Centennial Airshow.
The keystone annual event– The Abbotsford International Airshow, is an aviation festival that has grown well beyond its borders over the past 5 decades.
With a role from very early on as a significant stop on the ‘Airshow Circuit,’ Abbotsford has distinguished itself as an event focused on aviation excellence, aerospace advancement and community participation.
It is organised by the Board of Directors, a Core Staff and the annual participation of 1000+ Volunteers and hundreds of Community Businesses.
To produce the premier aviation showcase in Canada and a pre-eminent community event in the Lower Mainland. To celebrate our aviation heritage and inspire a passion for flight.The MissionTo produce Canada’s best airshow and one of the Lower Mainland’s pre-eminent community events. The Abbotsford International Airshow will feature diverse aerial and aviation-related displays, and offer value and entertainment to all ages. We partner with charities, service groups and local businesses with the goal of giving back to the community. We support the Canadian Aerospace Industry by fostering partnerships with other aviation organizations.
Become An Airshow Society Member
Annual Membership is $10 for Individuals, $40 for Companies, and includes:
- Invitation to Member-Only events
- A voting seat at the Annual General Meeting (Held at end of November)
- Members Newsletter
- Discounts on Abbotsford Airshow Admissions and Clothing
Click here to download a Membership Application Form
|Ali Siemens||Operations Manager|
|Ashley Reddicopp||Administrative Assistant|
|Jadene Mah||Media Coordinator|
|David Reith||Volunteer Coordinator|
|Nathan Unger||On-Field Coordinator|
2016 Board of Directors
|Bob Aubrey||Ron Becker|
|Branko Bejo||Ed Boon|
|Daryl DeFehr||Ruth Wiebe|
|Bill Findlay||Aird Flavelle|
|Thomas Grozier||Ken Hildebrandt|
|Larry Huber||Dave Humphreys|
|Stacey Irwin||Dave Jones|
|Ken Kendall||Vali Marling|
|Jonathan Maryniuk||Rose McComb|
|Stu McIntosh||Dave Reith|
|Adrian Renkers||August Rinz|
|Parm Sidhu||Dirk Sieber|
|Steve Stewart||Sandy Tiwana|
AGM & Elections
In order to assist the Nominating Committee in understanding an applicant’s background/interest in the Abbotsford Airshow and some of the qualifications and skills that can be applied to Board work, all expressions of interest must include:
- Relevant Work, Volunteer or Board Experience Summary
- Key Interests and hobbies
- A synopsis of why there is interest in serving on the Board of the Abbotsford Airshow
- A brief statement of which assets (background, skills & experience, contacts, etc.) could be a benefit as a Director of the Abbotsford Airshow
Information can be emailed Attn: Nominating Committee to: email@example.com
Membership with Other Organisations
AIAS is a proud member in good standing with several community and aviation industry associations: