SK Se­nior’s Mech­a­nism Cen­tury Club Cel­e­brates 2nd Event

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Canada’s sym­bol of air force ex­cel­lence, the Snow­birds aerial demon­stra­tion team, flew its ac­cep­tance show at 15 Wing Moose Jaw under cold, cloudy April skies. Theme for the new team with the 431 Air Demon­stra­tion Squadron is a Tra­di­tion of Ex­cel­lence, in the 50th year since the Golden Cen­ten­naires be­gan the awe­some aerial demon­stra­tion flights for Canada’s 100th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions. The team flew nu­mer­ous solo and team pat­terns with one flight by two CT-114 Tu­tors, a trib­ute to the Bat­tle of Vimy. The two Tu­tor jet craft in­flight sym­bol­ized the two tow­ers of the Vimy Me­mo­rial in France. Along with a pat­tern for Canada’s 150th birth­day the team flew one for all mem­bers of the mil­i­tary. Snow­birds com­man­der is Lt.-Col. Brad Win­trup of North York, Ont. Team lead is Ma­jor Pa­trick Gobeil of La Baie, Que­bec. A Tu­tor air­craft with the Canada 150 paint scheme will be fea­tured at some lo­ca­tions for the team’s ap­pear­ances this year. The show sched­ule started three days after the ac­cep­tance show and ends in mid-Oc­to­ber in Cal­i­for­nia and Idaho. Moose Jaw res­i­dents can view the Snow­birds at Side­walk Days in July. Ron Walter can be reached at ron­joy@sask­ The SK Se­nior’s Mech­a­nism Cen­tury Club of Moose Jaw cel­e­brated it’s sec­ond event in Moose Jaw on April 20th . West Park Crossing hosted the event themed, ‘A Step Back in Time’, cel­e­brat­ing all things mem­o­rable from the 1920’s and 30’s. The af­ter­noon be­gan with res­i­dents and guests don­ning feath­ers, boas, hats and tommy guns to pose for pic­tures in the photo booth. A mem­o­rable jour­ney back in time was then taken via a pi­ano duet by Judy Piche and Deb­bie Richards fol­lowed by a tea party, com­pli­ments of Lisa Oram from Sim­plicitea and nos­tal­gic treats pre­pared by the tal­ented cooks. Many guests even rose to the chal­lenge of ‘Spam’ on Ritz crack­ers which were both quite pop­u­lar dur­ing the day. Four new mem­bers reg­is­tered with the Cen­tury Club which is ded­i­cated to con­nect­ing and en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple who are 90+ years old and share a de­sire to re­main ac­tive. For more in­for­ma­tion about the Club please con­tact Michel Sorensen at he SK Se­nior’s Mech­a­nism in Regina.

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