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December 18, 2009 13:29 ET

Canadian Forces Snowbirds Announce 2010 Show Schedule

15 WING MOOSE JAW, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Dec. 18, 2009) - The Canadian Forces Snowbirds officially released their 2010 show schedule last week at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The announcement was made to a rousing crowd of the biggest names in North America's air show industry. "2010 marks the 40th season for the Snowbirds and with that, we hope to continue to spark the imagination and pride of Canadians with our show," said Lieutenant Colonel Chris Bard, Commanding Officer, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron - The Canadian Forces Snowbirds. "We are looking forward to performing across North America, celebrating our 40th season as well as the Centennial of the Canadian Navy."

During the 2010 season, the Snowbirds are scheduled to participate in over 33 air shows in 30 locations, proudly telling the Canadian Forces story through their inspirational flying. As ambassadors of the Canadian Forces and Canada, the team will travel as far North as Anchorage, Alaska, as far South as Daytona Beach, Fla., as far West as Victoria, B.C. and as far East as Halifax, N.S. June 12 and 29 the Snowbirds will be in Victoria, B.C. and Halifax, N.S., respectively to celebrate the Centennial of the Navy.

During the team's 39-year history, the Snowbirds have performed in about 2,195 air shows, before almost 135 million spectators.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds' mission is to represent the skill professionalism and teamwork of the Canadian Forces and to inspire Canadians to consider an exciting career in Canada's military.

For a complete list of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds' show sites, please visit the team's website at http://www.snowbirds.forces.gc.ca/v2/as-sa/sch-cal-eng.asp

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