The iconic Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be bringing their dazzling aerial show to Prince Rupert in under a month, and organizers are inviting people from around the region to take in this rare northwest performance.
Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, the Snowbirds will take to the air over the Prince Rupert Harbour, ensuring a clear view of the show and the famous Snowbird formations from around town. There will also be a community celebration to mark the arrival of the Snowbirds on the North Coast, scheduled to start at Rotary Waterfront Park beginning at 3 p.m. The celebration will include food vendors, entertainment, ground displays that include emergency services vehicles and helicopters and more and promises something for people of all ages to enjoy. Rotary Waterfront Park will also be the site of a visit from the pilots following the performance, giving children and adults alike a chance to meet these high-flying and highly skilled Airforce pilots.
As well as what is expected to be a massive gathering at Rotary Waterfront Park, organizers have partnered with Astral Media to broadcast the play-by-play of the show on the Mix, AM 560, during the Snowbirds performance to allow people to enjoy the full Snowbirds experience wherever they may be.
And while organizers invite everyone to take in the free show and celebration, they ask that people leave their dogs at home because the noise coming from the speedy Snowbirds planes can have a negative effect on their hearing. They also ask that, when possible, people bring their own lawn chairs to the show as seating is limited.
Organizers are also looking for volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering can call the Snowbirds Committee at 250-624-9118