After another successful year, the Abbotsford Airshow gave thanks to its supporters and gave back to the community through donations.
Airshow representatives held a sponsor recognition event on Tuesday to thank the many community businesses and individuals who support the show.
The event acknowledged some key volunteers and airshow representatives presented cheques to the community organizations who help out at the airshow and in doing so, receive funds to help drive their own community efforts.
The airshow will give out cheques for more than $41,000 to community groups who help out at the airshow and in addition to the donations, other charities are supported with donations of nearly $20 thousand dollars worth of free tickets and packages.
The Abbotsford Airshow is a community-based, volunteer-driven event and giving back is part of their mission statement.
As part of this mission, the airshow is working towards becoming a more sponsor-supported event and less dependent upon gate proceeds, with the aim of increasing the amount that can return to local charities in the community.
Donations were given to the WJ Mouat Football Club, Hand in Hand, Joshua House, 861 Silver Fox Air Cadet Squadron, U-17 Steelers Soccer, the Adult Mix Baseball Team, St. John Ambulance, Elks Recreation Children’s Camp Society, Thumper’s Baseball Team, Knights of Columbus 6767, Fraser Valley Scouts and the Bradner Red Shirts.
View presentation photos here.