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AIR FORCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS

AIR FORCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS

December 13, 2007 13:26 ET

DND: Canadian Forces Snowbirds Announce 2008 Season

15 WING, MOOSE JAW, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2007) - The Canadian Forces Snowbirds were delighted to announce their 2008 show season schedule December11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, during the International Council of Air Shows Convention.

"We are looking forward to a fantastic 2008 Season and to flying Canada's colours across North America," said Major Robert Mitchell, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces Snowbirds. "Both in the air and on the ground, we remain committed to strive and represent the best of the Canadian Forces and to preserve our tradition of excellence."

During the 2008 Season, the Snowbirds are scheduled to participate in 65 air shows in 43 locations, proudly telling the Canadian Forces story through their inspirational flying and engaging team members. The team is also scheduled to conduct fly pasts of the following significant Canadian events: Canada Day, Calgary Stampede, The Formula 1 and Edmonton Grand Prix.

As ambassadors of the Canadian Forces and Canada, the team will travel as far North as Yellowknife, N.W.T., as far South as Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as far West as Victoria, B.C. and as far East as Halifax, N.S. The team is also looking forward to celebrating the 400th anniversary of Quebec City, Que., 14 and 15 June and to performing in their hometown of Moose Jaw, Sask., 23 August.

During the team's 38-year history, the Snowbirds have performed in about 2,100 air shows, before more than 125 million spectators.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds' mission is to represent the professionalism, skill 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 www.snowbirds.forces.gc.ca.

Note to editors/news directors: For more information, high resolution imagery or to coordinate interviews, please contact Lieutenant-Commander Petra Smith, Public Affairs Officer, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, at (306) 684-3005 or (306) 694-2437.

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