Some of your favourite animated characters from Disney, as well as an opportunity to learn about planes are just a few of the many things you can do while attending the 25th annual Bushplane Days.
As you walk through the doors and you will be able to see the brand new insect exhibit, followed by various local model planes. You can ride a mini-train on the dock area and even watch and learn about 3D printing.
Edie Suriano is the marketing and promotions director for the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Museum. She wants everyone to come down and check out everything they have to offer over the next few days and explained why it’s important they put this on.
“Bush Flying is so important right now, especially with all the bush fires. This is a reminder
to people [that] we started the water-bombing here in Sault Ste. Marie. This is how we have
contributed, opening up the north, with all the floatplanes,” said Suriano. “It’s just who we are and it’s important to remind people what we do, it’s a part of our heritage.”
Joeseph Bertrand, owner of Maker North, brought one of his 3D printers to the event. He’s a strong believer in the fact that the children, who will pass by his booth today, will grow up with this technology, so early exposure to it is great.
“Giving them the opportunity to access it earlier in life, gives them an advantage, that’s why I’m here, to light that fire for each of those youth that come through here today,” said Bertrand. “(I want) to give them an opportunity to see how the future is going to look, based on the tools that we have now.”
Elsa, Chase and Sky from Paw Patrol are all coming in to see the planes and the children, and there are many games to play, all of which are included in admission. Lastly, as the children leave, they will be given a gift to remember the day with which to remember the day.
The event runs both today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..