Museum Prepares to Take Flight to New Location

  • We are pleased to announce that the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is preparing to move to a stunning new location. Effective October 24, 2018, the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada will no longer operate at our current address as we begin this exciting transition. Plan your visit soon!

    The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada team thanks our visitors for their support and belief in our organization. This a unique and transformational time in our museum’s history.

    Earlier this year, the Museum received final confirmation from our landlord Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) with regards to their future planning and, concurrently, when the Museum would need to relocate. As a result, we are sharing with you that the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada will no longer operate at this address effective October 24, 2018.

    We want to assure you that EIC has been an excellent partner and has allowed the museum to stay 19 months longer than the original timeline. We are most grateful for their flexibility and understanding while being a champion and major donor for the new museum.

    About Our New Location:

    Our project is “shovel ready” and we forecast to be breaking ground this fall with an anticipated 18 months until we open the doors to our stunning new location in the heart of the Winnipeg Airports Authority campus.

    Current Members:

    If you are currently a member of the Royal Aviation Museum, there are four ways to have the remaining portion of your membership recognized:

    1. Hold your membership (at the current rate) and be entitled to be the first members at the new museum. This option also allows you to be on the list for any early opening trials/activities/events. For example, if after October 24, 2018, you have four months left on your existing membership, you’ll have four months of membership when the new museum opens its doors.
    2. Donate the remaining portion of your membership to the Museum – we welcome support for our transitional period or towards the capital & endowment campaign.
    3. Rebate – the Museum will refund the remaining portion of your membership.
    4. (New since last week’s membership email – a suggestion from a member, thank you!) – allow your membership to continue on its current timelines and renew at the same time you normally would so that you continue to support the museum while we are in transition.

    Until next time, mark your calendar for October 20, 2018 for our Wheels Up Gala (formerly Out of the Blue) – it will be the last fundraiser/event in our current location.

    Thank you for your ongoing support of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada and we look forward to connecting with you in the weeks and months ahead.

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