Date(s) - May 1 2017 - October 31 2017
VIMY FLIGHT is a team of dedicated volunteer pilots and ground support that had the honour of performing a commemorative bi-plane fly-past over the Vimy Ridge Memorial in Vimy France this April 9, 2017.
We are now poised to bring Vimy home for all Canadians with our Birth of A Nation Tour. From Vimy France to the birthplace of Canadian confederation, our tour will span the country from coast to coast, engaging with communities to commemorate our Canadian heroes of the past 100 years and celebrate our 150th year of nationhood.
It’s a banner year for our great nation. Welcome aboard VIMY FLIGHT and join us on this epic journey.
Flight Path of Heroes – Charting a path to Vimy and and back!
Sound Venture Productions is proud to announce that Flight Path of Heroes, the third documentary being produced out of A Nation Soars-Commemorating Canada’s Great War Flyers is currently in production.
Narrated by Dan Aykroyd in English & Bernard Voyer in French, the documentary showcases the bravery of Canadian and British pilots who, in the face of insurmountable odds, persevered and helped stem the German tide in the air and on the ground in the First World War. As a modern day element, the documentary crew is following the patriotic and emotional journey of Vimy Flight, a commemorative squadron who will be flying their replica First World War biplanes over Vimy, France on April 9th, 2017 – the 100th anniversary of the famous battle that took place there.
Upon completion in France, the team of flyers will return to Canada and embark on a cross-Canada tour from East to West between May and October of this year. This will be highlighted with a two-week stop in Ottawa during the height of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations and will include and a commemorative fly-past over Parliament on July first!
This biplane tour represents a central component of a larger public engagement and educational outreach initiative that further complements the Nation Soars/Flight Path of Heroes legacy.
Working closely with our educational partners (including The Vimy Foundation & EF/Educational Tours) the tour aims to “bring Vimy home”, and engender extensive participation and learning in communities across Canada. Our educational outreach & supporting tools will inform, engage and teach Canadians about the contribution our brave soldiers made at Vimy – and how this significant event directly contributed to who we are today as a Nation as Canada celebrates its sesquicentennial.
Since 2014, Sound Venture Productions has been leading A Nation Soars – Commemorating Canada’s First World War Flyers in partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. We have worked in close alliance with the Vimy Flight pilots, who together with the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, BC have injected our project with incredible historical aviation knowledge, resources and the ability to build two replica Sopwith Pup biplanes with Air Cadets.
Tim Joyce, President of Sound Venture states:
“We are far beyond the project that was first envisaged several years ago. What is significant is that we now have the opportunity to be part of a much larger message that will resonate with Canadians from coast to coast.”
A Nation Soars and its third instalment Flight Path of Heroes is funded in part by Canadian Heritage and is being produced in partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. The documentary will be premiered on CPAC, the Cable Public Affairs Channel in November 2017.
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