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Snowbirds to Fly Over The Forks on Saturday

May 17, 2012 6:20 PM | News

The Snowbirds aircrafts (CT-114 Tutor) perform one of their formation stunts during the 8 Wing / CFB Trenton Canadian Forces and Air Display Weekend. (CANADIAN FORCES / CORPORAL IGOR LOUTSIOUK)

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will grace the skies over The Forks on Saturday.

The famous air demonstration team will fly above the Historic Port at 3 p.m. during a 30-minute display. The team is known for performing choreographed routines to music in many different maneuvers and nine-plane formations.

“This is an exciting addition to an already packed weekend of activities,” said Paul Jordan, chief operating officer of The Forks. “The Canadian Forces Snowbirds really set the stage for an exciting weekend of music, martial arts demonstrations and fireworks all part of the Asian Canadian Festival which takes place on the Sunday and Monday of the long-weekend.”

One of the Snowbird jets was damaged when it hit a bird during the first show of the season in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on Wednesday. The damage is expected to be fixed by the time the aerobatic team arrives in Winnipeg.