Air Cadets take Flight for Children's Hospital

Post date: Feb 4, 2015 4:11:03 PM

This year 176 Boeing of Canada Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron will be holding their Eighth Flight for Life event to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba on February 6-8, 2015 at Kildonan Place Shopping Center, in centre court. Since running this event, 176 have raised almost $21,500 towards the Children’s Hospital.

During this three-day event cadets fly a flight simulator on a 3,000 mile cross-country flight from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia. Funds are raised through pledges collected by the cadets before and during the event. All the money raised goes directly to the Manitoba Children's Hospital. The goal each year is to collect one dollar for every mile flown.

As an added bonus this year we will have 2 (two) motion flight simulators for the public to try. The “Dream Flyer” is a motion activated flight simulator that give the opportunity to get the feeling of flying without ever leaving the ground. For a small donation, anyone can fly one on a first come, first serve basis on Fri., Feb. 6th from 4pm‐9pm, Sat., Feb 7th from 10am‐6pm and Sun., Feb. 8th from 11:00am‐6pm. Dr. Goodbear will also be dropping by our display throughout the weekend.

About 176 Boeing of Canada Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

176 Boeing of Canada Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron was founded in October 16, 1942. Our Air Cadet Squadron offers programs for young people 12 to 18 years of age, and teaches the Cadets useful skills ranging from instructing, winter survival training, flying, leadership, effective speaking and athletics. The programs focuses on developing the youth of our community by promoting responsibility citizenship, self-respect, and self-reliance A large number of Cadets have gone on to become outstanding citizens, successful business people, pilots, and even Olympic athletes.

176 is also able to set up displays to promote and recruit for the cadet program. This year we plan to have a large portion of our 130 cadets participate in raising funds, talking to people about the cadet program, and flying the simulator. These cadets participation in this event counts toward participation marks and fulfill part of the training that is needed to pass their training level. Theses cadets also get to take with them the knowledge that they helped other children that are not as fortunate as they are.

176 Media Contact:

Vern Toews

176 Air Cadets Volunteer, Air Cadet League of Manitoba Board of Directors

C: 204-291-3460, E: