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500 Wing (Winnipeg)

 

500 (City of Winnipeg) Wing

500 (City of Winnipeg) Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force Association meets the third Tuesday of the month at Unit 283 Anavets, 3584 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg at 1330 hours (1:30PM). A link to a map can be found here.

The next meeting is scheduled for June 18, 2019.

Future meetings will be held on September 17, 2019 and October 15, 2019.

NEW!  MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME!

Please renew your memberships at our May or June meetings, or by contacting Ernie Drouin at 204-253-0820 or the email below.  Minor increases in dues at the National and Wing levels bring the 2019/2020 membership to $75 for individuals.

NEW!  GARDEN OF MEMORIES COMMEMORATION BOOKLET

When the Garden of Memories, located across from 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters in Winnipeg, was started in 1997, those who purchased stones were asked to provide additional details of the service of the person being commemorated.

Sincere gratitude to Norman Malayney for investing an incredible amount of time and effort in transcribing information for 1247 of the stones located in the Garden.  The first draft of the information booklet is available here.

FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Final call for names/nominations for members to serve on the 500 Wing Board of Directors.  Anyone interested may contact the Chair at the email below.  The vote will take place at the 500 Wing AGM on June 18, 2019; the Board will then appoint a Chair and other designated positions.  Thank you in advance for your interest!

UPCOMING EVENTS OF NOTE!

  • TBA:  Garden of Memories spring tidy and upkeep. Stay tuned!
  • June 8, 2019:  D-Day Anniversary Commemoration.  Royal Winnipeg Rifles Memorial, Vimy Park, 1030 hours.  Reception to follow at Minto Armouries.
  • June 18, 2019:  500 Wing AGM, Election of the Board of Directors and Summer Luncheon.
  • June 30, 2019:  T-33 unveiling.  Details TBC.
  • October 16-18, 2020:  National AGM.  Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Hamilton, ON.
  • NEW! TBC April or May, 2020:  Prairie Group AGM. 500 Wing will host, Winnipeg, MB.  Details to follow.
  • *RMIM Speaker Nights: see RMIM calendar here.

*500 Wing maintains a membership with the Royal Military Institute of Manitoba (RMIM) which permits all members of 500 Wing to attend RMIM speaker events, usually at the 17 Wing Officers’ Mess.  Please consult the RMIM calendar for upcoming events of interest and follow the RVSP instructions at the top of the calendar page.

For more information, contact 500 Wing at:

500 (City of Winnipeg) Wing, RCAFA

Suite 189

PO Box 17000 Stn Forces

Winnipeg, MB, R3J 3Y5

or by email at RCAFA500@outlook.com

The 500 Wing Board of Directors: