Ville de Pointe-Claire

Ville de Pointe-Claire

August 18, 2011 12:51 ET

Commemoration of the first aerial flight in Pointe-Claire, Québec

POINTE-CLAIRE, QC, Aug. 18, 2011 -Please note that a monument will be unveiled on August 21 at 1 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Aquatic Centre (98 Douglas-Shand Avenue, at the back), commemorating the first aerial flight in Québec, which took place in Pointe-Claire, Québec, on July 2, 1910.

This event is being held during the weekend of August 19 to 21, 2011, "Pointe-Claire Days", organized by the City of Pointe-Claire 1911-2011 Centennial Committee. (For the complete program, click www.ville.pointe-claire.qc.ca, on the home page).

This impressive monument, including a bronze plaque with the Blériot's image in bronze, stands on a square granite base with four faces recounting the history of the First International air meeting in Canada, which was held from June 24 to July 2, 1910.

Several members of the Canadian Aviation Heritage Center (CAHC) will be present. Information kiosks will exhibit airplane parts, old engines, etc.

A replica of the single-seater "Blériot" XI, (8' X 9") also known as the "Scarabée", which made the first flight, will be exhibited during the event. The CAHC is currently working on a project for reproduction of a full-size replica of this aircraft.


Contact Information

  • Ginette Brisebois 514-630-1300, ext. 1633