Things have gone a little wild at the Canadian Museum of Flight.
The museum at the Langley Airport is prepping for its annual fundraising dinner and auction on Sept. 15 — Into the Wild, A Celebration of the Great Canadian Bush Pilot.
“This year’s event is a departure from the traditional semi-formal gala format. So we have rented a tent and some of the event will be taken out into the tarmac,” said museum director and event chair, Tania Ryan.
The highlights of the evening include a talk by a bona fide bush pilot, who will regale the attendees with some of his stories from the 1950s, and a live auction that features a trip for two to Yellowknife, N.W.T. — the land of the real “Ice Pilots” — to tour the Buffalo Airways hangar.
Attendees can also enjoy beverages from the Northern Lights Bar and Lounge, located under the tent, fun outdoor games, a hangar dinner complete with a Cookhouse Gourmet buffer, and entertainment that reflects some of the great Canadian songs and music from the north.
Tickets for the event are $75 per person, or $400 for a table of six, and can be purchased at the museum or online at canadianflight.org by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The Canadian Museum of Flight is located at Hangar #3, 5333 216 St.
For more information, phone the museum at 604-532-0035.
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