Canada Aviation and Space Museum to Receive $10,000 to Support New Cold War Exhibition

National Aviation Museum Society (NAMS) Announces 2022 Donation

Ottawa – 13 January, 2023

Christopher Terry, President of the National Aviation Museum Society (NAMS) is pleased to announce a $10,000 donation to the Ingenium Foundation in support of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM).

This year’s contribution will be used to support the Museum’s new exhibition on the Cold War and the role played by the RCAF throughout that tense and dangerous period. The exhibition will open in April 2024 in support of the centenary celebrations of the RCAF.

Terry noted “The RCAF is inextricably linked to the development of modern Canada and for one hundred years its members have dedicated themselves without hesitation and often at great cost to our country’s service. It is with considerable pride that our Society supports the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in saluting the people of the RCAF and their century of accomplishments”.

The National Aviation Museum Society was established over 40 years ago by a passionate group of Canadian aviation history enthusiasts who twice successfully lobbied the Government of Canada about the need for proper housing for Canada’s national aviation museum collection. NAMS continues its independent advocacy role to this day.

NAMS continues to be supported by a widely-based membership who share a deep commitment to the Museum, the integrity of its incomparable collection and the presentation of the Canadian aviation and space story. 

The Society also provides a means whereby people supporting the activities of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum may channel financial support to projects of particular interest. Past initiatives have ranged from assistance for specific aircraft restorations to helping share information about the collection online and for underwriting youth educational programs. To date, dedicated NAMS members have donated over $140,000 for such work. This year’s donation is the latest in this long history of financial support.