Canadian International Air Show 2020 (CANCELED)

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Canadian International Air Show 2020 (CANCELED)

Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:20 am

Canadian International Air Show 2020
September 5th, 6th and 7th
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://theex.com/main/entertainment/ca ... w/air-show

Featuring
Canadian Snowbirds
USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo
RCAF CF-18 Hornet Demo
Michael Wiskus - Pitts S-1-11B
Scott "Scooter" Yoak - P-51D Mustang "Quicksilver"
Gord Price - Yak-50

Updated As Of 2/28/20
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:31 am

Joining the Snowbirds at the 2020 edition of CIAS are the A-10 and CF-18 Demos.
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Post by worldofaviationca » Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:21 am

Scott Yoak and his P-51D Mustang "Quicksilver" have also been added to CIAS 2020.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:31 am

After a one-year absence, Michael Wiskus and his Lucas Oil Pitts will be coming back to Toronto this year.
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Post by Dan Gagnon » Wed May 06, 2020 4:55 am

CNE "unlikely to happen". Although nothing is official, it is something to keep an eye on. No CNE, no airshow.
No summer in Toronto is complete with a trip to the CNE, but according to the mayor, the chances of the fair happening this year is "unlikely".

On Tuesday morning, Mayor John Tory said in an interview with CP24 that the Canadian National Exhibition probably won't be taking place at the end of August.

The annual fair, which draws approximately 1.5 million visitors to Exhibition Place every year, just doesn't seem probable on what appears to be the tail-end of the global pandemic's worst wave.

"I think the notion that we are going to go back to big crowd scenes like that... seems unlikely," said Tory. "But I guess we haven't made that judgment yet.”

All major events in the city have been cancelled until June 30, including a number of festivals and parades like Caribbean Carnival, Pride Parade, Fringe Festival, and Canada Day celebrations.

According to The Ex, it's been working directly with all levels of government and public health agencies "in preparations" for the fair, which would take place August 21 to September 7.

While it appears there's a tiny glimmer hope things in Toronto might turn around by then, Mayor Tory says he "wouldn't bet on it."
https://www.blogto.com/city/2020/05/cne-2020-cancelled/
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Post by yyz64 » Wed May 06, 2020 2:42 pm

I'll be surprised if we see any airshows this year at all.Just can't see any large gatherings happening.
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Post by Sam » Tue May 12, 2020 6:01 pm

CNE has been cancelled for the first time since the Second World War due to COVID-19. I don't think we'll see Brantford or London shows this year, even though no official announcements have been made.
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Post by Chuter » Tue May 12, 2020 6:50 pm

Sam wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 6:01 pm
CNE has been cancelled for the first time since the Second World War due to COVID-19. I don't think we'll see Brantford or London shows this year, even though no official announcements have been made.
Keep an eye out late June or early July for that
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Post by Dan Gagnon » Tue May 12, 2020 9:07 pm

Official post from Facebook:
Fellow Air Show fans, we are extremely sad to announce that we are unable to hold the 2020 Canadian International Air Show (CIAS). The extraordinary circumstances and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the risk to public safety has brought us to this difficult and unfortunate decision. In partnership with our presenting sponsor, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), we have chosen to jointly cancel our 2020 events based on recommendations by Government and Health Officials. This is the first time in 70 years the CIAS has cancelled.



We want to thank all of our Sponsors, Partners, Volunteers and of course Air Show fans. Stay tuned for more info on our online event planned for Labour Day weekend. We look forward to bringing an exciting Air Show to Toronto over Labour Day weekend 2021. Thank you all for your understanding and continued support.



Special thanks to all those working on the front line to help combat the spread of Covid-19.
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