Inspire Dreams of Flight
Did you know that June is the month that charities receive the fewest donations, across all charity types, in Canada? What's why Canada Helps has created the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. During the month of June, every online donation we receive ($3 or more) enters us into the contest to win $10,000! Each dollar counts as an entry - every donation helps us continue our goal of inspiring dreams of flight.
That's why we are asking for your help today.
If we were to win the $10,000 prize, the money would go directly to our educational programs to ensure that we are helping educate local children about the science and history of flight. There is no greater joy than hearing our visitors connect with our collection. Have you ever been to the Museum while students are testing the parachutes or glifers that they built with us? It's sure to bring a smile to your face.
CF-100 CANUCK PROJECT:
The City of Calgary has entrusted us with a CF-100 Canuck that over time has deteriorated due to the elements and has corroded from the inside out based on the metals that a CF-100 is made of. They weren't built to last forever, but we want to do our best for this one. With your assistance and the support of the City of Calgary and other stakeholders we are planning to have the CF-100 go through a full restoration process.
Unfortunately restoration is not an inexpensive proposition. It is also not a quick process. The CF-100 will need to be restored off site by experts. As of January 7, 2019 we are at 75% of our fundraising goal. We are hoping to raise the remaining $21,000 in the first quarter of 2019 so that restoration can begin as soon as possible. The Canuck is the only Canadian-designed fighter aircraft to go into mass production and was the first straight-winged jet aircraft in the world to achieve controlled supersonic flight. This specific CF-100 was the 26th built of 692 units, and was the 13th Mk 3A. It is the oldest surviving Mk 3 aircraft. It was first brought to Alberta in 1955 and has been in Alberta for the past 63 years!
Tax receipts are available for all donations above $20.
Our charitable number is: 119211274RR0001
Honour Wall Plaques: Create a Lasting Impression
A number of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of meeting a museum supporter. She lost her husband a short time ago, and wanted to honour his memory by purchasing a brick in his name. He was a supporter of the Museum, a birder and a fly fisherman and wanted to volunteer at the Museum when he retired. The donor was excited to hear of our new vision and brand and wanted to make sure her husband was recognized as a supporter.
We are pleased to announce that as a result of that meeting, The Hangar Flight Museum is launching a new initiative: The Honour Wall. This initiative allows you to show your support of the Museum while honouring a friend, family member or even yourself! Each acrylic plaque can contain up to four lines of text consisting of 25 characters and one image or crest. The completed plaques will be installed on the mezzanine.
Members, volunteers and supporters can purchase a plaque for $250.00. A portion of the price will go toward the manufacture and installation of the plaque with the remaining funds going toward supporting Museum operations. The price of the plaque, less the manufacture cost, is eligible for a tax receipt. You can purchase one or multiple plaques. Corporate plaques are available.
If you would like to take part in this initiative, please contact the Museum. We will ask you to fill out this form so that we have all of the information we need. Please do not use the Canada Helps link to process payment.
If you would like to support our museum and make a donation please contact us through one of the following methods.