The Bomber Command Museum of Canada has a plethora of activities for visitors to take in this spring and summer.
On June 3, the museum is hosting the Art Takes Flight Exhibition and Sale. Dana Zielke of the Bomber Command Museum says the show will consist of 24 different artists who will showcase their work, ranging from specialized silver work to acrylic paintings.
On June 10, the Western Canadian Regional Model Contest, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Model Club, returns to the museum.
This event takes place every two years, with model enthusiasts and builders coming from across southern Alberta. Dan Fox of the Bomber Command Museum says there will be about 40 tables with models of military vehicles, ships from Star Wars and much more on display. The event is open to the public, and admission is free.
On July 1, the museum will host engine runs, starting at 11 a.m.
On July 22, a special day for motorcyle enthusiasts is planned. The museum’s Bikes and Bombers event takes place that day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lancaster Bomber engine runs occur at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and there will be an exclusive motorcycle parking area on the north ball diamonds.
On Aug. 6, during Nanton’s popular Round-Up Days celebrations, the Bomber Command Museum hosts the Bomber Girls competition. Fox says this is the third year the museum has organized the event, and it is always a big hit.
On Aug. 18-19, the museum will be saluting 6 Group Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) by celebrating the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Bomber Command’s “All Canadian” Bomber Force during the Second World War. On Aug. 18 there will be a meet-and-greet with a Lancaster night run. On Aug. 19, retired Lt.-Col. David Bashow, an author of “No Prouder Place – Canadians and the Bomber Command Experience 1939-1945”, will speak. There will also be demonstrations, displays and flypasts.
On Sept. 15, there will be another Lancaster engine night run, at 9 p.m.
On Sept. 16 the museum will hold an update on the Halifax recovery project in Sweden. The event begins at 11 a.m.