As part of the Canada 150 celebrations Bob Leroux intends to fly from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland in July in a small private airplane, a Piper Turbo Arrow VI.
The airplane will be carrying the National Flag of Canada on the journey from coast to coast. The flag represents a part of Canada, and the flight in a small airplane celebrates the national significance that aviation has played in the development of Canada. You can go on-line and follow the flight across Canada as the airplane is equipped with the Garmin inReach SE GPS tracker.
The Anniversary Flight will be stopping at each of the ten Provincial Capital cities to visit their Legislative Building with the Canada flag for a photo-op. Then it’s on to visit the National Capital in Ottawa, Ontario and the Parliament Buildings, with the Canada flag that has just journeyed across the country. What a great photo-op!
From Ottawa the Flight heads west, bound for Abbotsford, British Columbia. The airplane will be on display at the Abbotsford International Air Show on August 11-13. Another great photo-op of the Turbo Arrow IV with the RCAF Snowbirds and the CF-18 Hornet Demonstration aircraft painted in this year’s Canada 150 theme.
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Click here to see our Photos, from the air and the ground. Photos of places that you have seen, and other parts of Canada that you would like to visit; the Pacific Ocean, the Rocky Mountains, the Prairies, the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Maritimes, and the Atlantic Ocean!
Now for Some Canadian History
Canadian Confederation was the process by which the British Colonies of Canada along with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were united into one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867. Upon confederation, the old province of Canada was divided into Ontario and Quebec; so along with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the new federal state was thus composed of four provinces. Over the years since Confederation, Canada has seen numerous territorial changes, additions and expansions, resulting in the current configuration of the ten provinces and three territories.