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.
Monthly meetings are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. Members are encouraged to monitor their health closely, and that of family and friends. 500 Wing thanks all concerned for your understanding.
NEW! A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Extract: “RCAF Association chartered-Wings, those being the community-based organizations consisting only of RCAF Association members, are now re-opening, as stay-at-home measures are being relaxed to varying degrees across Canada. In response, the National Executive Council encourages RCAF Association members to re-engage with their fellow members and re-start ongoing plans for celebrating the RCAF centenary in April 2024…” The message in it’s entirety is available here.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME!
Membership renewals are coming due! This year’s dues will be $75: $54 remitted to National and $21 remaining at the Wing. 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. Keep an eye on your email for a message from Ernie detailing how to renew. And thank you for your ongoing support!
Not a member yet but interested? Contact the Wing or Ernie at their respective email address. Joining is easy and we welcome new members. You don’t have to be current serving or retired military; anyone who supports the Aims and Objectives of the Association may join.
UPCOMING EVENTS OF NOTE!
- May 9, 2020: Prairie Group AGM. Unit 283 Anavets, Winnipeg, MB. POSTPONED
- June 16, 2020: 500 Wing AGM. Unit 283 Anavets, Winnipeg, MB. 1330. POSTPONED
- October 16-18, 2020: National AGM. Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Hamilton, ON.
- *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.
GARDEN OF MEMORIES COMMEMORATION BOOKLET
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.
A newly revised version of the information booklet is available here.
For more information, contact 500 Wing at:
500 (City of Winnipeg) Wing, RCAFA
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Winnipeg, MB, R3J 3Y5
or by email at RCAFA500@outlook.com
The 500 Wing Board of Directors and Officers (2019 – 2021):