Blog – Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada https://royalaviationmuseum.com Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada 2020-11-27T00:19:50Z hourly 1 2000-01-01T12:00+00:00 Construction On Museum More than 50% Done https://royalaviationmuseum.com/construction-on-museum-more-than-50-done/ 2020-11-27T00:19:50Z Winnipeg, Manitoba (November 26, 2020)  – The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is very pleased to share that the construction of its new building is more than 50% complete, and despite pandemic restrictions the project is currently on time and on budget. Exhibition development is well under way, and we are anticipating a soft […]

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Lieutenant Governor’s Preservation and Promotion Awards https://royalaviationmuseum.com/lieutenant-governors-preservation-and-%ef%bb%bfpromotion-awards/ 2020-10-15T20:26:01Z On September 8, 2020, Executive Director Emeritus Shirley Render, and Museum Volunteer Gordon Crossley, were two of five individuals who were awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Historical Preservation and Promotion Award! “In every community, in every city and town, there are individuals who devote their time and expertise to preserving documents, creating historical studies, restoring or […]

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Province Announces Endowment Fund for Signature Museums https://royalaviationmuseum.com/province-announces-endowment-fund-for-signature-museums/ 2020-07-31T14:06:35Z   The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada was thrilled to learn that the Province of Manitoba would be providing a new endowment fund that will help make the Royal Aviation Museum financially sustainable into the future. On Friday, July 17, 2020 during a media conference at the St. Boniface Museum, Sport, Culture and Heritage […]

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Annual Report 2019 https://royalaviationmuseum.com/annual-report-2019/ 2020-05-25T18:41:55Z Members of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada will be attending a virtual Special Meeting and AGM on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00pm and 7:15pm respectively. The Annual Report can be seen by downloading a pdf of the document here – Annual Report 2019        

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Museum Breaks Ground on New State-of-the-Art Facility https://royalaviationmuseum.com/museum-breaks-ground-on-new-state-of-the-art-facility/ 2020-05-07T17:44:07Z Winnipeg, Manitoba (May 1, 2020) – The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is very pleased to share that the construction of its new home is commencing on the campus of the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, at 2088 Wellington Avenue. Having finalized a long-term (56 year) lease deal with the Winnipeg Airports Authority in […]

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Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada signs construction contract with PCL https://royalaviationmuseum.com/royal-aviation-museum-of-western-canada-signs-construction-contract-with-pcl/ 2020-02-26T14:40:41Z The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is pleased to announce that PCL was the winning construction firm that will build its new 86,000 square foot home in time for a late 2021 opening. With this milestone met, the Museum is set to break ground this spring and will be located adjacent to the Richardson […]

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Sneak peak of the new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada https://royalaviationmuseum.com/sneak-peak-of-the-new-royal-aviation-museum-of-western-canada/ 2020-02-25T02:10:13Z As we head into spring and Manitobans looking forward to summer vacation, we’ll be looking forward to seeing construction of our new museum begin! The first shovel will hit the ground on May 1, signifying the official start of seeing our brand new, state-of-the-art Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada come to life. Here’s a […]

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Museum’s former Executive Director to be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame https://royalaviationmuseum.com/museums-former-executive-director-to-be-inducted-into-canadas-aviation-hall-of-fame/ 2019-12-18T22:12:40Z Shirley Render has accomplished a lot in her life. She’s a pilot, established aviation historian, author, former Manitoban MLA, pioneer of women in aviation and the former Executive Director and Curator of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. Next year, she will add one more title to her long list of well-earned achievements: a […]

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Inspiring the next generation of women in aviation https://royalaviationmuseum.com/inspiring-the-next-generation-of-women-in-aviation/ 2019-10-30T19:21:41Z “When I was growing up, it was always men in posters advertising jobs in Canada’s aviation industry. There were never any women represented at the career fairs or in the media.” We heard it time and time again. Prominent women in our country’s aviation industry talking about the struggle to see themselves reflected in those […]

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Celebrating women in aviation https://royalaviationmuseum.com/celebrating-women-in-aviation/ 2019-10-30T16:39:03Z Elisabeth ‘Elsie’ MacGill was determined for a career in aviation from the start. Beginning her studies in the 1920s, she became the first woman in Canada to graduate with an electrical engineering degree, and would go on to be first woman in the world to graduate with a master’s in aeronautical engineering. When MacGill was […]

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