REST IN PEACE, AL WILSON…

REST IN PEACE, AL WILSON…

  A wonderful supporter of our website has passed away.  Al Wilson, the cartoonist who, along with his wife, Carol, generously gave us permission to share the collection with all of you has passed away.  We know that they regularly checked out each month’s edition…         “Al served 35 years in the RCAF as Armament Systems Technician and Technician Armament.  He was a cartoonist for the military newspapers and Shelburne Coast Guard for many years.  He was awarded the Order of Military Merit and recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and his 50 year pin from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 148 Clark’s Harbour.  Al dedicated much time and expertise to the Remembrance Day Services and to visiting schools during Remembrance Day week.  Al volunteered in many organizations in his community including being Justice of the Peace for 5 years.” Online condolences may be sent to huskilson@ns.aliantzinc.ca or you may sign the guest book at www.huskilson.net. We will continue to honour Al’s work each...
COMOX AIR FORCE MUSEUM A HIGHLIGHT AT THE CUMBERLAND HERITAGE FAIRE

COMOX AIR FORCE MUSEUM A HIGHLIGHT AT THE CUMBERLAND HERITAGE FAIRE

This past Saturday, our Museum participated in the annual Cumberland Heritage Faire.  This has been a tradition for us, and this year our booth highlighted the Snowbirds.     Jon, our Volunteer Coordinator and Programme Manager appreciated all the volunteer who contributed to the presence of our booth, ” This year`s event was a success, great thanks go to Mel Birnie who selected and put aside all the display pieces for our Snowbirds Display. Thanks again to Gary Wiffen, Len Phillips and Mike Owen, who created and manned the fort! We would have had nothing without your help! ”...
TO MEMBERS OF COMOX VALLEY AIR FORCE MUSEUM ASSOCIATION ~ NOTICE OF AGM

TO MEMBERS OF COMOX VALLEY AIR FORCE MUSEUM ASSOCIATION ~ NOTICE OF AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Comox Valley Air Force Museum Association will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in the theatre, Building 11 (Museum main building), 19 Wing Comox. This is an opportunity for the members to receive Association financial reports for the financial year now ended, discuss the proposed budget for the new financial year, hear the President’s report, to ratify action by the Directors since AGM 2017, to receive a report on  Museum operations over the past year, to elect new Directors and to consider any other business which may properly be brought before the meeting.  A formal agenda, the Minutes of AGM 2017, and the financial documents will be provided at the meeting.  In addition, members will have an opportunity to renew their memberships. Please attend this important...
2017 “SPIRIT OF THE VOLUNTEER AWARD” ANNOUNCED!

2017 “SPIRIT OF THE VOLUNTEER AWARD” ANNOUNCED!

At the final volunteer gathering of 2017, our Programme Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, Jon Ambler introduced the year’s Spirit of the Volunteer Award: “Each year the Comox Valley Air Force Museum Association recognizes a volunteer that has “best exemplified the spirit of the volunteer. What exactly is the spirit of the volunteer?  It is not a numerical or arithmetic total of days worked, although all winners have been hard workers.  Reliable, punctual and dedicated. If you say you will do it, it’s done, and if you can’t do it, we get told in time to react positively.  Willing to pitch in wherever needed.  Show imagination and initiative.  Thrives on team work.  Cares about the quality of our visitors museum experience.  Puts the Museum in the appropriate priority. This year the winner is David Wilson. Everyone here knows he was totally involved in reorganizing the B268 workshop, designing and leading the Hallway Project, getting the Main Gallery ready for the Don Smith Upgrades, designing and leading Gift Shop renovation, which is still underway. More importantly, however, has been how he conducts himself as a member of our Museum family. When we learned Irv Fraser was very sick last winter I approached David and asked if he wanted to take over as the Museum Carpenter. He was eager to do so, but was very sensitive and respectful about Irv`s place in our family, and would not take any action that might have hurt Irv`s feelings. The Association gives a Lifetime Membership to the winner, and as this is the first time a husband and wife team have won, for Val won...

WE’RE BACK!

Following a holiday break, an addition to our Main Gallery, and a Gift Shop Renovation, the Comox Air Force Museum is open to the public again!  We invite you to come in to meet us and to have a good visit!  We’re open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00...

SEASONS GREETINGS!

  We here at the Comox Air Force Museum wish to thank our friends and supporters for your continued interest in our work as we continually strive to improve the Museum, as we share the history of the RCAF. From all of our staff, we send seasons greetings to the many many followers around the...