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Save the Date!!!!

 

July 21st 2024  Gimli Glider Museum Annual Fundraising Dinner

 

For more information tap on the Gimli Glider Logo top right to download a copy of the 2024 Fundraising Poster.

Information or Ticket(s) can be purchased by sending a request to gimligliderinfo@gmail.com or by calling 204-642-5577.

 

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The Gimli Glider Exhibit is changing to Summer Hours effective June 1st.

 

We will be open Friday - Monday from 11 - 4 pm.  

Closed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

 

We're very Happy to welcome our visitors to the Gimli Glider Exhibit 

Please Contact Us for more information

Check Page "About Us" for our Hours & more Detail

Looking for Volunteers - check Newsletter

 

Thank you for your support of the Exhibit operation, and we will continue to assess if we can provide visitors with a special opening time upon request through email gimligliderinfo@gmail.com    

 

THE GIMLI GLIDER EXHIBIT TEAM

 

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Giving Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023

Thank you to our Donors whose generous donations will contribute to our future endevours...

It's not too late to send a donation.  Press the "Big Red Button", you will be redirected to the Canadahelps.org website to complete your donation.  Under the dropdown you can specify how you would like your donation applied.

Thank you from the Gimli Glider Museum Board of Directors.

Have a Great Holiday Season!!!!

 

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-Posted July 26, 2023-

THE GIMLI GLIDER EXHIBIT VOLUNTEER TEAM WANTS TO THANK SUSAN AND PETER HOLFEUR FOR ALL OF OUR ADDITIONAL ICE FEST VOLUNTEERS,  WHO MADE OUR TWO DAY EVENT SO SUCCESSFUL.

 

MONDAY AT THE EXHIBIT WAS ANOTHER EXTREMELY BUSY DAY AND WE ARE CATCHING OUR BREATH AND TAKING CARE OF "BUSINESS" AS THEY SAY WITH A SHORT BREAK.  

 

WE APPRECIATE ALL THE WONDERFUL FEEDBACK AND WANT TO  ACKNOWLEDGE THE LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN THIS FAMOUS GIMLI HISTORY!

 

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR SPONSOR RONA NORTH GROUP, OWNER MARC PALSSON.  NOURA HOSTING US AT THE LS AIRWAYS HANGAR, AND THE AMAZING WINNIPEG SPORTS CAR CLUB WHO HAVE BEEN IN OUR COMMUNITY FOR 50 YEARS FOR PROVIDING THE GREAT SUNDAY EVENT AT THE LANDING SITE OF THE GIMLI GLIDER.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR MLA DEREK JOHNSON, TRAVEL MANITOBA PRESIDENT AND CEO COLIN FERGUSON, WESTSHORE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT DAVID DOUGLAS, COUNCILLORS ANDY DAMM AND RICHARD PETROWSKI FOR GIVING US THEIR TIME TO PARTICIPATE  AT THE FUNDRAISING DINNER SATURDAY.

 

GIMLI GLIDER EXHIBIT TEAM AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

 

What's Happening on July 23 Gimli Glider Day!!

--Posted July 17/23--

THE WINNIPEG SPORTS CAR CLUB has also achieved a remarkable anniversary of 50 years within our Community operating at the Gimli Motorsport Park. Their members wish to host the reunion day of the famous aviation history.  Attending will be the local participants, Capt. Pearson and others from Flight 143. To be unveiled is the planned commemorative item at the site. 

SUNDAY JULY 23RD. 

              GATES OPEN AT 4:00 PM   Limited Seating Bring your lawn chair    Public Welcome

Link to the Winnipeg Sports Car Club      https://www.wscc.mb.ca/

 

 

 

 

 

Latest update on July 22 Dinner & Dance 40th Anniversary of Landing

 -Posted July 9, 2023-

DEADLINE FOR TICKETS IS JULY 12TH FOR THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

SATURDAY – JULY 22ND, 2023

 

 

 

Our DINNER & DANCE  event will see  Capt. Pearson and others on board the Gimli Glider present.

 

Join us for an evening of recollection of this historic landing with special guests.  This is your chance to speak with those who were part of this famous history.

 

 SUMMER EVENING CRUISE WEAR, SMART CASUAL, IS THE APPAREL FOR THE EVENT. LET THE WEATHER GUIDE YOU! 

 

 

FIVE FREE FLIGHT VOUCHERS COURTESY of

LS AIRWAYS FLIGHT ACADEMY - VALUE $149

 

We have been gifted 5 TOUR FLIGHT PASSES.  Enjoy your flight over the local Interlake area.  Each flight is for 3 passengers.  See our beautiful lake and surrounding lands from the air.  Draws held during the evening.                                       

                                                    Thank you LS AIRWAYS FLIGHT ACADEMY!!!

 

 

The non-profit, charitable Gimli Glider Exhibit has not been able to hold a Fundraiser towards our operation since the 2019 beginning years of Covid-19.  The funds earned from this evening go towards our continued operation in the Gimli Community.  As a local attraction for global tourism we rely on admission fees, memberships, donations along with this Event to continue our volunteer work in the community.

 

We also thank RONA – NORTH GROUP for their support for the Event.

 

CRA TAX RECEIPTS PROVIDED FOR DONATON PORTION OF TICKET COST.

 

DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS SPECIAL EVENING

 

If you wish to order July 22, 2023 Dinner & Dance Ticket(s) online Click on the "Poster" image in the upper right corner of this message....  You will be forwarded to an Order Form (JotForm) to complete and Submit.

You may also call the Museum at 204-642-5577 to purchase tickets.....

 

 

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40th Anniversary Update:

We are well underway with exciting plans for the 40th Anniversary Events this summer. A number of tickets have been reserved for the Fundraising Dinner & Dance on SATURDAY, JULY 22ND.  GUEST SPEAKER CAPT. R. PEARSON.   The event will be held within a large hangar on the apron area of the Gimli Airport, overlooking the decommissioned airstrip, now a racetrack.  We have chosen to take advantage of this particular venue.  Why, you ask? Check out the Newsletter under News Page......

If you wish to order July 22, 2023 Dinner & Dance Ticket(s) online select the "Poster" image in the upper right corner of this message....  You will be forwarded to an Order Form to complete and Submit.

 

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ANNUAL GIVING TUESDAY EVENT RETURNS  NOVEMBER 29TH, TUESDAY!

This world participation Event is growing in popularity as it provides a special day each year during the ‘giving season’  for those that wish to support Charities with  valued funding.  We have in place an Endowment Fund program to build towards sustaining our local attraction.  This funding also allows us to continue our goals of development with enhancing school tours and the educational component to the GGE history.  

We have been very grateful for the support through different pathways over the past two years of reduced admission fee revenues.  After serious discussion recently, we made the decision to leave our Admission structure as it is, sovisitors and families from all income levels have access to our Exhibit.  As an entire volunteer organization our team remains focused on providing a high level of experience. 

When considering a donation of any amount to the Glider Exhibit, please use this attached link, the big Red Button, for your use on Tuesday.  

 

 

After 5 Years.....  We have to increase the price on our Tshirts, Pullover Hoodies & Zip Hoodies.  The new prices will be effective  Oct 14th.

 

 

 

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The CTV "Your Morning" show crew's visit to the Gimli Glider Exhibit will be aired on CTV News Channel, Monday June 27/22 at 8:45 EDT, that's 7:45 CDT (Manitoba time)..

 

Here is a link to the Gimli Glider Exhibit Facebook .....

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid02oB8RGjZkLNmoU1xntWRpC5LhopJczCmSMu46cNtKnPAsLW4SdGmvb7qYkZQjTjT3l&id=100057408821713&sfnsn=mo

 

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Just in time for Father's Day Or Any Day -A Manitoba Flight Pass!!!!

Travel Manitoba has just released a new Manitoba Experience Pass! Visit the Winnipeg Free Press, May 28, 2022, Page A015 for details and QR Code. The Manitoba Flight Pass, features three Aviation Museums in Manitoba....   In Winnipeg, the new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (RAMWC), In Gimli, The Gimli Glider Exhibit & In Brandon the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (CATPM).  Visit their Website Manitoba Passes | Travel Manitoba for more information.  Each of the Museums offers a unique story of Aviation history.

 

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GIMLI GLIDER EXHIBIT

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The Gimli Glider Exhibit is looking for summer volunteers...

Does the Gimli Glider story interest you?

Do you have an interest in aviation?

Do you enjoy meeting people from around the world?

Are you available for 1 or 2 shifts per week?

Are you at least 18 years old?

If your answer is "YES" to those questions, and you're interested in becoming a volunteer, send an email to gimliglider2015@gmail.com for more information... 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANE CRASH PODCAST:

Michael Bauer, host of the popular Plane Crash Podcast advised his latest interview with Capt. Bob Pearson & Pearl Dion is now available at the following link.  Capt. Pearson said he very much enjoyed the quality of the interview with Bauer.  The discussion has been recorded in two sessions and offered here for your enjoyment.  Part 1 & 2 are offered below.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/air-canada-flight-143-part-1/id1452978606?i=1000491941810

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/air-canada-flight-143-part-2/id1452978606?i=1000492775260

Now Open the new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada.  Use the following link to visit the RAMWC website https://royalaviationmuseum.com/  Their new home is located at 2088 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 1C5 at the Winnipeg James A Richardson International Airport.  

 

IT HAS ARRIVED....  "The Gimli Glider Connection newsletter will be written quarterly & posted under the News tab and emailed to our data base.  If you wish to receive this newsletter to your inbox please advise us through gimligliderinfo@gmail.com.  Our first edition will arrive on GGE site mid October.

 

GIFT SHOP:  You asked for it, now check us out.  We are hoping this new feature transitions smoothly with few glitches.  Just in time for your holiday shopping as we experience increased requests for items during this season.