Abbotsford International Airshow Society names Dave Reith Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 3, 2022 ABBOTSFORD, BC The Board of Directors of the Abbotsford International Airshow Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Reith to the newly-created role of Executive Director. Dave has been a staff member of the Abbotsford International Airshow since 2017, has managed the organization’s operations since 2018 and was […]
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Twilight Show Offers Unique Twist on Traditional Airshow

For many, the Abbotsford International Airshow is synonymous with hot and dry conditions. After all, the Airshow takes place in the peak of summer each year in early August. More than a few people have left the event with a bit more colour than they were hoping for, having missed an re-application or two of […]
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7 Outdoor Activities in Metro Vancouver (and Beyond) This Summer

Summer means warmer weather and being able to get outside. Whether you want to go with a friend or take the whole family along, there are plenty of outdoor activities in Metro Vancouver and beyond, into areas like Abbotsford, for everyone to enjoy. Get your calendar out and save the dates for these action-packed, outdoor […]
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10 Things to Do in (and Outside of) Metro Vancouver with Kids

Summer means that school is out, and entertaining the little ones is essential. The good news is that there are plenty of things to do in Metro Vancouver with kids — and into other areas like Abbotsford, Langley, and Surrey — so here are some of our favorite picks. From paper airplane contests to learning […]
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Top 7 Airshows in Canada and the US to Attend This Summer

The summer means more free time to get out and explore, and although you could (and should!) head to the beach, lake, and parks this season, adding an airshow to your itinerary will provide a different type of memory. So take the family to see planes up close, meet pilots, and see jaw-dropping aerobatics at […]
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Canadian Forces Snowbirds Airshow Schedule 2022

Beyond the experience of seeing multiple planes and having a few days of fun with friends, families, and like-minded strangers, there’s one reason lots of folks come to the Abbotsford International Airshow: the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Airshow. Because these planes and performers draw so many folks, we wanted to highlight where else you can find […]
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Thunderbirds Schedule 2022 Includes a Stop at Abbotsford International Airshow

The Thunderbirds Air Show always draws a lot of folks from all over, and it’s no wonder. This long-standing team from the United States is known for their airborne feats as they entertain people of all ages. But, of course, they’re a top performer no matter where they go, and here is where you can […]
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6 Fabulous Things to Do in Metro Vancouver This Summer

Whether the kids are out of school or you are looking for an excuse to get out of the house on summer weekends, there are plenty of fabulous places to visit in Metro Vancouver to keep you entertained. From heading outdoors to staying cool inside, here are six fun things to do in Greater Vancouver […]
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CF-101 Voodoo to be Restored to Flying Condition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, April 1, 2022 ABBOTSFORD, BC – A piece of Canadian aviation history is getting set to return to the skies! In partnership with the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Abbotsford International Airshow Society is excited to announce that the CF-101 Voodoo aircraft that currently sits at the entrance to the Abbotsford Airport […]
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Abbotsford International Airshow Society names Stacey Irwin Board Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, January 13, 2022 ABBOTSFORD, BC – The Abbotsford International Airshow Society has named Stacey Irwin its new Chair of the Board of Directors. Irwin succeeds outgoing Board Chair Steve Stewart and becomes the first female Chair in the Airshow Society’s 60-year history. Stacey Irwin is a senior executive at Prospera Credit Union, […]
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Virtual Summer S.T.E.M. Camps

Explore the exciting world of aviation and aerospace with Virtual S.T.E.M. Camps this summer, in partnership with GearBots Makerspace, Cascade Aerospace & the University of the Fraser Valley! Jump into the challenges and wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and learn about the physics of aerodynamics, rocket science, robotics, 3D design and more. A […]
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Online Fan Shop Now Open!

Just in time for the holidays, we have launched an online fan store on Shopify! Fill the stocking of the Abby Airshow fan in your life with souvenirs from Canada’s National Airshow – or just treat yourself. Check out the shop here: https://abbotsford-airshow.myshopify.com/ Want to be the first to know when special sales or discounts […]
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50 Year Old Time Capsule Unsealed On Friday, August 7

On Friday, August 7, 2020, the Abbotsford International Airshow Society was joined by National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun to open a time capsule sealed in 1970. While the first Abbotsford International Airshow took place in 1962, the unsealing of the time capsule was in honour of the  Airshow being named […]
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VIRTUAL Abbotsford Airshow Announced for August 8

While we may not be able to bring the aerial action to the skies over Abbotsford this August, we’re bringing it right into your home with the first-ever Virtual Abbotsford Airshow on our YouTube & Facebook pages! Scheduled for 1pm PT on Saturday, August 8th, this Virtual Airshow presentation will digitally replicate the experience of a […]
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Abbotsford Airshow launches virtual Aerospace S.T.E.M. Camp

The Abbotsford International Airshow Society is partnering with GearBots Educational Resources to launch a virtual Aerospace S.T.E.M. Camp this summer for students ages 10-15. S.T.E.M. integrates the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to teach students how to think critically and solve problems in innovative ways. The principles of S.T.E.M. are critical to the […]
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2020 Airshow Cancelled due to COVID-19

Due to the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Abbotsford International Airshow Society has made the decision not to proceed with the 2020 Airshow. The event will be postponed for one year, returning in August 2021. The primary goal of the Airshow Society every year is to produce an event that is safe for […]
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COVID-19 Airshow Update

Due to the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Abbotsford International Airshow Society has made the decision not to proceed with the 2020 Airshow. The event will be postponed for one year, returning in August 2021. The primary goal of the Airshow Society every year is to produce an event that is safe for […]
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B-25 WASP S.O.A.R. Tour Coming to Abbotsford Airshow

Unique, interactive display seeks to inspire young women to consider opportunities in aviation and aerospace. The Erickson Aircraft Collection of Madras, Oregon will bring its unprecedented B-25 WASP SOAR Tour to the 2020 Abbotsford International Airshow in August. The Tour, which features an all- female B-25 Mitchell flight, will honor the Women Airforce Service Pilots […]
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2020 Tickets On Sale December 1

Airshow Insider Pre-Sale Starts November 28! The Abbotsford International Airshow is excited to launch 2020 event tickets just in time for the holiday season. An exclusive pre-sale for members of our Airshow Insiders mailing list starts Thursday, November 28 and runs through Saturday, November 30. All tickets go on sale to the general public starting […]
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Free Outdoor Concert & Movie Night

The Abbotsford International Airshow is teaming up with Calvin Dyck to bring you not one – but two! fantastic outdoor family-friendly events to get you ready for Airshow Weekend! On Thursday, August 9th, Join us at Mill Lake Park for an interactive orchestral performance and “Lantern Puppet” parade, followed by an outdoor showing of Disney’s […]
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2019 Tickets on sale THIS WEEKEND

The Abbotsford International Airshow is excited to launch 2019 event ticket sales, this weekend. A 48-hour pre-sale for members of our Airshow Insiders mailing list starts this Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2 and all tickets go on sale to the public starting on Monday, December 3. We are also excited to announce some […]
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