March 21, 2019

Flying Club Uses Unique Theme For Fundraiser


Southern Ontario’s Windsor Flying Club (WFC) is using its 75th anniversary celebrations to raise $75,000 by September that will be used to launch the commercial piloting careers for two bursary winners.

“We want to give back to somebody who may not have the financial resources to go through it but it’s always been their goal in life to have a career in aviation,” said WFC’s marketing and social media manager Miranda Dupuis.

The first fundraising event for the 200-member club, a dinner and dance, will have a ‘1940s Hollywood Canteen’ theme, and attendees are invited to dress in period costumes. Catering is supplied by Just Jeff’s and Walkerville Brewery. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Iron Tonic Jazz band and the Hep Cat Hoppers.

The event will be held this coming Saturday, March 23 at the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association (CHAA) museum at the Windsor airport (CYQG). Doors open at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.

Admission tickets are available at both the WFC and CHAA offices, or purchase them online at the WFC’s website.