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!


  • NEW!   2023-2024 Membership Drive:  It’s that time of year again!  Very soon, Gary will be canvassing for membership renewals.  Subject to changes from National, our dues will remain unchanged at $75:  $54 to National and $21 to 500 Wing (local).  A discounted rate on the National rate is available if you decline AirForce Magazine.  Couples rates area also available.  New members are always welcome!  Please remit dues to Gary at your earliest convenience so we can make the June national deadline.
  • NEW!  Prairie Group AGM.  Date/details TBC – Virtual.
  • May 16, 2023:  Regular meeting.
  • June 20, 2023:  500 Wing AGM and Luncheon.

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 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):