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Signature Count on the Rise at Canadian Air & Space Museum Petition

By Ian Brown, Editor – Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

A petition to save the Canadian Air & Space Museum reached 1,091 signatures over the Thanksgiving weekend. Simple mathematics would tell us that if each supporter would convince four other people to sign the petition, and they did so within a couple of days, that the thousand-plus signatures would become over four thousand in two days, sixteen thousand in four days, and on and on. The museum and six other tenants of Downsview Park at Toronto, Ontario, are still on notice that they have to be out in six months, but the volunteers at the museum still hope for a miracle. Read more

If you want to make a difference and you’ve done your part by signing the petition, I’m sure the volunteers who built the replica Avro Arrow would be thrilled if you took the time to ask four of your nearest and dearest to also sign the petition.

For the moment, the Silver Dart replica based at the Canadian Air & Space Museum has headed to its new home in Nova Scotia, despite the petition’s gathering momentum.

The poster to the right shows what an active organization can do for Canadian aviation heritage, with plenty of volunteers. The Wings & Wheels festival at the end of May celebrated its sixth anniversary. Little did the organizers know that this could be its final year. Let us hope not.

Sign the Canadian Air & Space Museum Petition

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