Heather Broadhead, Director of Sponsorship (left) and Director of Hospitality Peter Inch (right) present St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation representative Joanne Beaton with the 2013 show’s contribution to the foundations fundraising campaign. This donation is targeted to the purchase of new pain relief pumps.



In spite of inclement weather,  the 2013 Great Lakes International Airshow rocked the region with fantastic displays of aviation excellence and large crowds.

The airshow board, directors and volunteers wish to thank our sponsors and the countless fans who once again supported our event with their attendance. With a packed crowd line, airshow fans were treated to a dazzling display of aviation excellence from the impressive list of performers who wheeled and turned against a stunning canvas of blue sky and billowing cumulus.


On September 29th, 2013 a Volunteer Appreciation BBQ was held at the St. Thomas Municipal Airport, in part to thank our countless airshow volunteers for a job well done, and to make presentations to our benefiting organizations. Over 100 volunteers were able to make it out and were treated to great BBQ manned by the airshow board of directors, while witnessing the fruits of their community spirit with a $9,000.00 donation being made to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation. Additional donations of note were made to St. John Ambulance, Military Family Resource Centre, Royal Canadian Air Cadets and a variety of other organizations that assisted with volunteers.

Over the last number of shows, close to $150,000.00 has been donated to these worthwhile charities.

On behalf of our title sponsor Ascent, our team and the benefiting organizations we support, a heartfelt thanks.



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