The Lethbridge International Airshow is hoping to take flight once again this year. A presentation by airshow officials was made at an Economic SPC meeting on Wednesday asking for funding of $17,500 to put toward the event this year. Members of the SPC voted unanimously to recommend to City Council that they approve the request for funds for this year and next.
Dallas Harty, the president of the airshow was asked about the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force in 2024 and if local military history will be showcased at the event.
“Anything we do is going to involve any of the local history regarding the RCAF and any military involvement. And we’ve got to work to get through this airshow. We’re going to be looking to the community for any sort of information or ideas of what we can do to celebrate and recognize the 100th anniversary. So I’m sure it will involve lots of a rich local history, as you put it.”
Harty says more than 15,000 people attended the Lethbridge International Airshow in 2022.