Over the last six years, a group of passionate people have worked to keep the memory alive of the 21 airmen who tragically lost their lives on September 15, 1946, in one of Canada's worst aviation accidents.

Author of Together Forever in the Clouds, Marie Donais Calder is one of the individuals helping to organize this week's Estevan RCAF crash memorial dedication ceremony for the 21 airmen lost and she joined Daniel on Rock 106 to share the event's details.

The public is invited to join the families and friends of the 21 victims who died tragically on Sept. 15, 1946. These are the events open to the community.

Friday 8 July 2022, Estevan

9:30 – 10:30 AM and 2 – 3 PM

A) Lester Hinzman’s carved wooden monument and aviation collection; visit leaves the Estevan Court House at 9:15 AM or 1:45 PM

B) Presentation at the Estevan Legion on the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan by Craig Bird, President of the South East Military Museum

11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Tiger Moth, Cornell and Harvard aircraft from the Brandon Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum. Rides are available from the Estevan Airport; rides must be prebooked at ibarwil@yahoo.com Cost $310 for Tiger Moth & Cornell and $430 for Harvard. Includes a $30 CATPM membership fee. Tax receipt provided for $280 or $400 respectively. Payment by credit card, cash or cheque on the day of the flight. Pilots and passengers must be fully vaccinated against COVID, including boosters where eligible.

Saturday 9 July 2022, Estevan

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Vintage Plane Rides continue at the airport.

10 AM

Memorial Dedication at the crash site. South on Hwy 47, turn west toward Woodlawn Park - Boundary Dam. Cairn is located on the west side of the road. There will be ample parking, but seating is limited. Please bring a lawn chair.

Saturday Afternoon

Estevan Airport. Community Social with families and friends, plus Estevan Flying Club Annual Fly-In. Everyone welcome. Lunch is available 11 AM - 2 PM. Please bring a lawn chair.