Chamber of Commerce members pitch in so Aug. 26 Snowbirds show in Yarmouth can take flight

Published on August 13, 2015

The Snowbirds, Canada’s precision aerobatic team

©RCAF Photo

YARMOUTH – The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will give a special performance over Yarmouth harbour on Wednesday, Aug. 26, and it will be free of charge to the public, thanks to the Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce. 
The 30-50 minute show in the Port of Yarmouth will begin at 5:30 p.m.

“Due to the generosity of several of our Chamber members, we are extremely excited to be able to present the Canadian Forces Snowbirds to the public, free of charge,” says Matthew Trask, Executive Director of the Chamber. 

“We would anticipate the town should see an influx of thousands of visitors for the day – great for the town, great for business,” says Trask.

The Yarmouth presentation was arranged on short notice after a scheduled show for the Snowbirds elsewhere was cancelled, he explains. The Snowbirds were already slated to perform several shows in Atlantic Canada and, based on past relationships, approached contacts in Yarmouth. 

 “Linda Deveau and Dave Warner stepped up and put this together in a matter of days,” Trask says. “Sponsorship from business was put together within two days, simply incredible generosity.” 

The Snowbirds will perform more than 50 different formations and manoeuvres, including thrilling solo passes, graceful nine-plane formations and exciting rolls and loops. 

During the show season, the Snowbirds perform in approximately 60 air shows in more than 40 different locations around the world, representing the professionalism, skill and teamwork of the Canadian Forces, says Chamber President Chris Atwood.

 “We are extremely fortunate to be able to bring one of these exciting performances to the citizens and visitors of South Western Nova Scotia.” Atwood says.  "For our members to step up and contribute the way they have, is certainly inspiring."

Partner Sponsors include: Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Tourism Association, Yarmouth Mall, McDonalds, Blue Wave Energy, and Acadian First Nations.  Supporting Sponsors include Ryan Insurance Services, Topline Industrial Sales, Tim Hortons, Graham Construction, Conrad Hurlbert LeBlanc Inc., The Real Estate Store, Tri-County Tractor Sales, City Drug/Sip Café, Ryan’s Electrical & Security, Tusket Ford and Yarmouth Crane.