The best air­show ever

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - MOT DU COMMANDANT -

The com­man­der of 3 Wing and CFB Bagotville, Co­lo­nel Dar­cy Mol­stad, is confi­dent that the SAIB 2017 team re­spon­ded to his re­quest by pre­pa­ring the best air show ever in Bagotville.

"It's al­ways hard to reinvent your­self. As the pre­sident of the event, I told them I wan­ted to be ima­gi­na­tive, "Co­lo­nel Mol­stad said in an in­ter­view with the Vor­tex two weeks be­fore the start of the 2017 edi­tion of the Bagotville In­ter­na­tio­nal Air Show.

The Co­lo­nel re­cal­led that the work un­der­ta­ken two years ago in or­der to have the Bagotville air show re­co­gni­zed as a mi­li­ta­ry ac­ti­vi­ty gave a new lease of life to the SAIB. Co­lo­nel Mol­stad al­so boasts the green side of the SAIB which is a dis­tinc­tive fea­ture of Bagotville. "I do not think there are any other air shows going as far as we are at the en­vi­ron­men­tal le­vel. We real­ly stand out by off­set­ting green­house gas emis­sions. We will be car­bon neu­tral, it's unique in Ca­na­da and maybe even in North Ame­ri­ca, "he says proud­ly.

As­ked about the fu­ture of the SAIB, Co­lo­nel Mol­stad is op­ti­mis­tic. "I am confi­dent for the fu­ture of the Bagotville air show. It's im­por­tant, it puts Bagotville on the map. I will stron­gly re­com­mend my suc­ces­sor to make ano­ther one, "says the co­lo­nel.

The pre­sident ack­now­led­ged that the air show re­qui­red a lot of ef­fort, but he was convin­ced that all this work was worth it. It must be said that, in ad­di­tion to the im­por­tant spin- offs for the re­gion, the show al­so makes it pos­sible to sup­port the qua­li­ty of life of the mem­bers thanks to the funds rai­sed.

These unique be­ne­fits in­clude free ac­cess to sports fa­ci­li­ties for mi­li­ta­ry and fa­mi­ly mem­bers, fees for their so­cial ac­ti­vi­ties and the Out­doors and Re­crea­tion Pro­gram, which of­fer ma­ny dis­counts for va­rious ac­ti­vi­ties in the re­gion. It re­mains on­ly to wish that Mo­ther Na­ture is on our side so that the "best air show ever pre­sen­ted to Bagotville" be­comes the most po­pu­lar in its his­to­ry.

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