October 13, 2017
B.C. Museum Gets 99s Award
For 2017 the trustees of the Ninety-Nines have decided to award $2,000 to the British Columbia Aviation Museum Society, located in North Saanich B.C. for its annual Canadian Award in Aviation. The museum will use the money to construct a full scale, externally correct, 1917 Hoffar H1 floatplane replica for display.
In 1974, Canadian Ninety-Nines established the Canadian Award in Aviation to promote aviation within Canada. For the past forty-one years, individual Ninety-Nines and friends of the Canadian Ninety-Nines have contributed enough funds to provide an annual award of $1,000 – $2,000 to organizations whose activities promote, improve or preserve aviation and aeronautics in Canada. Individual Ninety-Nines do not qualify to receive this award. The award allows our women pilots to promote aviation through other organizations.
The Board of Trustees also continues the award’s association with the Pilot Training Achievement Awards program of the Air Cadet League of Canada. These awards are given to selected graduates of the Air Cadet Flying and Gliding Scholarship Program, and provide funding to assist young fliers in building flying hours while pursuing an advanced licence and working toward an aviation career. For 2017, four female air cadets will each receive a pilot training achievement award of $300.
Trustees are grateful to Aviation Publishers Limited and the late Mr. Norm Scudellari for their support in giving the cadet awards each year in memory of longtime Ninety-Nines and Canadian Award in Aviation trustees Isabel Peppler and Beryl Scudellari. Anyone wishing to make a donation may mail it to: 99s Canadian Award in Aviation,
665 Windermere Rd., Suite 1102, London, ON, N5X 2Y6.
Please indicate clearly where you would like your tax receipt mailed.
Applications for the 2018 99s Canadian Award In Aviation must be received by August 31, 2018.
For further information, see www.canadian99s.com.