About Us

The Abbotsford International Airshow is an aviation festival that has grown well beyond its borders over the past 5 decades. 
With a role from very early on as a significant stop on the 'Airshow Circuit,' Abbotsford has distinguished itself as an event focused on aviation excellence, aerospace advancement and community participation.

The Abbotsford International Airshow Society (AIAS) is the non-profit society that has operated in British Columbia, Canada since 1966, created as a distinct entity in preparation for the 1967 Canada Centennial Airshow.  The keystone annual event-- The Abbotsford International Airshow, is organised by the Board of Directors, a Core Staff and the annual participation of 1000+ Volunteers and hundreds of Community Businesses.


Become An Airshow Society Member

Annual Membership is $10 for Individuals, $40 for Companies, and includes:

  • Invitation to Member-Only events
  • A voting seat at the Annual General Meeting (2014: Nov 24th, 7pm, The Reach Gallery)
  • Members Newsletter
  • Discounts on Abbotsford Airshow Admissions and Clothing
Click here to download a Membership Application Form

The Vision

To produce the premier aviation showcase in Canada and a preeminent community event in the Lower Mainland.

The Mission

To produce Canada’s best airshow and one of the Lower Mainland’s pre-eminent community events.  The Abbotsford International Airshow will feature diverse aerial and aviation-related displays, and offer value and entertainment to all ages.   

Partners are actively sought with the goal of giving back to the community.  We support the Canadian Aviation Industry by fostering partnerships with other aviation organizations.  CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS


2014 Board of Directors & Staff

2014 Airshow Board of Directors

Robert Aubry
Ron Becker
Jim Reith - President
Ed Boon Brian Burke  Kate Witoszkin - Operations Manager
Jonathon Dugdale

George Elder

Marion Witoszkin - Bookkeeper
Pat Ellison John English  Kelsey Vriend- Volunteer Coordinator
Al Enns Bill Findlay  
Aird Flavelle Al French  
Ken Funk Colleen Gamble  
Ken Hildebrandt Dave Jones   
Randy Kelley Rose McComb  
Stu McIntosh Dave Reith      
Adrian Renkers August Rinz  
Parm Sidhu Dirk Sieber  
Mike Luedey
Steve Stewart  
Jim Watkins Steve Yap  

Elections and AGM

NOTICE OF AGM- Abbotsford International Airshow Society

Monday, November 24th 2014  7PM

Registration- 6:30PM to 7PM

AGM- 7PM to 8:30PM

Social Event*- 8:30PM to 10:30PM

*Light Fare, Beverages and an early Christmas toast

Location: The REACH Gallery Museum

32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3

Click the link for a list of Nominees: Board Nominees



AIAS is a proud member in good standing with several community and aviation industry associations:
  • Newsletter