500 Wing (Winnipeg)


500 (City of Winnipeg) Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force Association meets the third Tuesday of the month at Unit 283 Anavets, 3584 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg at 1330 hours (1:30PM).  A link to a map can be found here.


Not a member yet but interested?  Contact the Wing or Gary Boutilier via email to inquire.  Joining is easy and we welcome new members.  You don’t have to be a current or retired military member; anyone who supports the Aims and Objectives of the Association may join.  Not only will members receive a subscription to AirForce Magazine (one of the best military aviation publications available), you’ll be supporting RCAF Association activities at both the national and local level.  Thank you for your support!


  • September 17, 2023, 1000 hours:  Battle of Britain Commemoration.  Garden of Memories off Air Force Way.
  • September 19, 2023:  Regular meeting.
  • September 27, 2023:  National Executive Council meeting.  Details TBC – virtual/in-person.  Members are encouraged to send issues to the Chair ASAP that they want discussed at the National level.
  • October TBC:  Prairie Group AGM.  Date/details TBC – virtual.  Members are encouraged to send issues to the Chair ASAP that they want discussed at the Group level.
  • October 17, 2023:  Regular meeting.
  • November 11, 2023:  Remembrance Day.  500 Wing will formally participate with the Joint Veterans Association in the City of Winnipeg service at the Convention Centre.  Members are welcome to attend this service or parade at location of their preference.
  • November 21, 2023:  Regular meeting.
  • December 19, 2023:  Seasonal/Christmas luncheon.  All members and a guest welcome.  Details TBC.
  • January 16, 2024:  Regular meeting.
  • February 20, 2024:  Regular meeting.
  • March 19, 2024:  Regular meeting.
  • April 16, 2024:  Possible RCAF 100th Anniversary luncheon.  All members welcome.  Details TBC.
  • May 21, 2024:  Regular meeting.
  • June 18, 2024:  AGM and wrap-up luncheon.  All members welcome.  Details TBC.

RMIM SPEAKER NIGHTS: see RMIM calendar here.

  • 500 Wing maintains a membership with the Royal Military Institute of Manitoba (RMIM) which permits all members of 500 Wing to attend RMIM speaker events, usually at the 17 Wing Officers’ Mess.  Please consult the RMIM calendar for upcoming events of interest and follow the RVSP instructions at the top of the calendar page.


When the Garden of Memories, located across from 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters in Winnipeg, was created in 1997, those who purchased stones were asked to provide details of service of the person being commemorated.


Sincere gratitude to Norman Malayney for investing a tremendous amount of time and effort in transcribing information for 1247 of the stones located in the Garden and to Gordon Crossley for ensuring the commemorations are up-to-date and accurate.

A newly revised version of the information booklet (V.5 eff 25 July 2023) is available here.

For more information, contact 500 Wing at:

500 (City of Winnipeg) Wing, RCAFA
Suite 189
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Winnipeg, MB  R3J 3Y5

or by email at RCAFA500@outlook.com

The 500 Wing Board of Directors and Officers (2022 – 2024):