Bomber Command Museum Announces 2022 Calendar of Events

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The Bomber Command Museum of Canada has announced plans to host a series of events this year.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum held no events in 2020 and limited itself to a few major events in 2021.

But with the Alberta government planning to remove more health restrictions in the coming weeks, the museum has 15 events planned for this spring, summer and fall.

“We’re going to have a very busy summer if things go as planned,” said Dan Fox, vice president of the museum. “We’re really looking forward to it.”

The first event takes place on April 23, when the museum deploys its Lancaster for two engine laps, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

This is followed on May 14 by a themed event on the 617 Dambusters raid, a flea market and two motor races, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

June 4 is Engine Run Day, with the engines running at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The museum is planning an event featuring the Mosquito aircraft on June 25. The Calgary Mosquito Society restores a Mosquito at the Bomber Command Museum. Also on June 25, engine break-ins take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

On Canada Day, there will be two engine tours, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The popular Bikes and Bombers event at the Bomber Command Museum returns on July 2.

On July 23, the museum hosts a car exhibition and two engine runs, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

On August 1, during Round-Up Days, there will be an engine running at 2 p.m.

From August 19 to 21, the museum hosts a women’s powerlifting competition.

On 20 August, and again on 16 and 30 September, the Bomber Command Museum scheduled nighttime engine running of the Lancaster, beginning at 9 p.m. each day.

The museum is organizing a themed event on August 27 around 429 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force. There will be an engine break-in at 2 p.m.

On September 17 there will be an update on the recovery of a Halifax bomber from the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden. There will also be engine break-ins, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

And on October 1, the museum is hosting a book launch for Ted Barris’ Battle of the Atlantic. There will be an engine break-in at 2 p.m.

Jennifer C. Burleigh