The Hangar Flight Museum has been fundraising in order to restore its CF-100 Canuck. If the Museum is able to reach its goal of $82,000 by 31 December 2018, the City of Calgary will commit to donating $242,000 to this worthy initiative. The Hangar Flight Museum has reached over 80% of its goal, having raised $60,000 so far. Thank you to everyone who has supported this project! But we still have a ways to go!
Why is this project so important? This exact CF-100 has been in Alberta for the past 63 years. It was moved with No. 3 Operational Training Unit to Cold Lake on 22 May 1955. Moved to the Calgary Centennial Planetarium in 1973, it was placed on outdoor display by the city. It has been outdoors since then which has resulted in the weather, combined with the materials a CF-100 is made of, causing this plane to degrade over time.
This important piece of Albertan and Canadian history needs to be preserved for the enjoyment and education of future generations. Hence, we are fundraising to complete a full restoration process. Please help us reach our $82,000 goal by 31 December 2018 so we can take advantage of the City of Calgary's generous offer to contribute as well. Please