For Immediate Release (dated 10 August 2020)
As you are aware, the Federal and Provincial Governments have taken steps to limit the size of gatherings across Canada, in order to help combat the spread of the Covid 19 virus. While some restrictions have been lifted, the Wing Commander and the Museum Board of Directors have decided that regrettably it is necessary to cancel this year’s Ad Astra Ceremony on the 26th of September, 2020. There are many logistical and distancing restrictions which will prevent a safe and successful outcome for this wonderful event. This was a difficult decision to make, as our annual ceremony is attended by supporters from all across this great country of ours, and indeed from far and wide. However, we feel that in the interest of public safety and the protection of our volunteers, staff and the many veterans who attend, this is the appropriate decision to make. We, at the National Air Force Museum of Canada, would like to thank you for supporting our Ad Astra program, and look forward to seeing you at our next ceremony on the 25th of September 2021. We would also like to thank you for your ongoing support as we weather this storm.
Questions can be directed to Kevin Windsor, Executive Director, National Air Force Museum of Canada, 613-965-2208, firstname.lastname@example.org