For 55 years, Canada’s National Airshow, the Abbotsford International Airshow, has been turning eyes to the sky, showcasing the power, grace and innovation of Canadian Aviation. From its humble beginnings in 1962, BC’s own Abbotsford International Airshow has grown into the largest airshow in Canada and one of the top ten airshow’s in the world.
The Abbotsford International Airshow Team is pleased to be hosting the first annual Abbotsford Airshow Week leading up to the Abbotsford International Airshow with events in key locations around the City of Abbotsford.
Tuesday August 8
Toss the Tie and Throw on the Aviators!
Build a Plane
Where: UFV Hangar at Abbotsford International Airport
30645 Firecat Ave, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5
A competition for kids of all ages and those young at heart.
The categories are:
- Little Aviators – Kindergarten to Grade 5
- Future Flyers – Grades 6 – 8
- Flight Club – Grades 9 – 12
- Cranium Crushers – University students
- Stall Speed – Professional Engineers
Sign up your team to win prizes!
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Outdoor Cinema – Top Gun
Where: Bateman Park, pick your spot early!
What better way to start Airshow Week then with a movie. Walk, Bike, Drive – or even Fly! – to Bateman Park for the ultimate Aviator movie – Top Gun!
Don’t forget your chairs and blankets!
Wednesday August 9
Live performance by Me and Mae!
Where: High Street Mall
Take a break from hockey but be back to catch Me & Mae fronted by Abbotsford own Caitlin Canning!
A little bit of serendipity, mixed with abundant talent has played a profoundly significant role in the rapid rise of British Columbia-based country band.
Thursday August 10
City Wide Scavenger Hunt
Where: Kickoff location TBD
Finish Line at Mill Lake Park
Do you remember going on a scavenger hunt as a child? Well we do and we want to do it again! Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.
Put together a company team, a team with your neighbours, or a team with your friends; put on a costume or just show off your best Airshow Hat and get ready for the best scavenger hunt to hit Abbotsford, ever! One team member must have access to Twitter.
A sign up form will be coming shortly. Registration is open to all ages!
Red, White and You Laser Light Show
Where: Mill Lake Park, at dusk
We’re turning it up a notch and hosting the Red, White and You Laser Light Show! Bring the family to Mill Lake Park to enjoy an evening of Awesome! Also, be sure to watch the skies for a sneak peak of an Abbotsford International Airshow performance!
Friday August 11
Abby Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast
Where: Seven Oaks Mall, across from the Bay (South West Parking Lot)
Start the first of the Abbotsford Airshow with a breakfast prepared by some of Abbotsford’s finest and possibly some airshow performers. Firemen and Pilots… it just doesn’t get any better!
Breakfast is by donation for the Burn Fund.
Twilight Show at the Abbotsford International Airshow
Where: Abbotsford International Airport, YXX
When: Gates open at 3:30pm
Canada’s national airshow once again begins with the critically renowned Twilight Airshow Friday evening. Truly a unique event in North America, no other airshow out does our gem of an attraction. Get your tickets online, at Save On Foods, or at the gates.