Manitoba ChapterThe Manitoba Chapter meets on the last Thursday of the month, from January to May, and from September to November. Our meetings are held in conjunction with the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, 958 Ferry Road. We feature speakers that cover all aspects of aviation. Past meeting subjects have included Battle of Britain pilot Johnny Kent, airships, and aviation museums around the world. We also host special events, such as the visit of Lieutenant Colonel Maryse Carmichael, then commanding officer of the Snowbirds air demonstration squadron, and tours of local aviation facilities like the Standard Aero / General Electric Testing, Research and Development Centre. We hold an annual two evening film festival dedicated to historical aviation films. We often hold sales of used aviation books and magazines.

Our meetings are free, and open to everyone interested in Canadian aviation history. We provide the coffee and doughnuts. Check out our Google+ page for more information.

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 Meetings: Last Thursday every month except June, July, August, and December.
 Location: Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada , Hangar T-2, 958 Ferry Road, Winnipeg
 Time: 1900
 Landing Fees: Free (collection taken for refreshments)
 Annual Fees: $0


  • Chapter Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    CAHS Manitoba
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    c/o 819 Ashburn Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    R3G 3C8
    (204) 293-5402

    cahs mb executive 200Photo - Executive of the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society

    (Left to Right) Jim Bell, President, Gord Watt, Member-at-Large, George Pasieka, Treasurer, Alan Parkin, Member-at-Large, Pat English, Bill Zuk, Secretary

    Manitoba Executive

    Jim Bell
    President (Manitoba)
    (204) 293-5402
    Winnipeg, MB
    George Pasieka
    Treasurer (Manitoba)
    (204) 261-3316
    Bill Zuk
    Newsreel Editor
    (204) 290-8943
    Alan Parkin
    Gordon Watt

  • Upcoming Meeting Information - CAHS Manitoba Chapter Meeting

    Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 24 November, 7 pm, at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, in the Bushplane Gallery.

    cahs mb november 2016 meeting posterAt our November meeting, we have invited a number of historians from museums and historical associations to help tell their stories. Did you know: the No. 3 Wireless School was located in the Manitoba School for the Deaf in Tuxedo, that the Defence Industries Cordite Factory was in Transcona, how Stevenson Field in St. James became the birthplace of commercial aviation in Western Canada, and that during wartime, Portage La Prairie was a training station in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

    All of these stories and more will be on display as a bevy of speakers will be on hand at our November meeting. The speakers are:
    Helen Halliday, President & CEO, Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
    Alanna Horejda, Curator, Transcona Historical Museum
    Bonita Hunter-Eastwood, Director/Curator, St. James-Assiniboia Museum
    Cindy Tugwell, Executive Director, Heritage Winnipeg
    Tracey Turner, Executive Director, Fort La Reine Museum
    Len Van Roon, Charleswood Historical Society