Comox Air Show offering special opportunity to veterans

In a special gesture, there will be a pavilion from where military veterans will be able to watch the Comox Air Show on Aug. 17.

In a special gesture, there will be a pavilion from where military veterans will be able to watch the Comox Air Show on Aug. 17 at CFB Comox.

Retired colonel Terry Chester initiated the pavilion by contacting Veterans Affairs, which provided money to purchase supplies. Veterans will be served lunch and catered to by cadets.

“Get the old and the young together,” said Chester, director of the previous air show in 2005.

Veterans’ tickets are just $5, which includes admission to the pavilion. Advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are available online at store.comoxairshow.ca or Thrifty Foods.

At the conclusion of the show, patrons are encouraged to drop by the pavilion to meet the veterans and perhaps thank them for their service.

Before going to the air show, veterans are invited to meet at the Courtenay Legion for breakfast at 9 a.m., after which they will be shuttled or car pooled to the show.

Those wanting to attend the breakfast can call the Legion at 250-334-4322.

 

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