After three years in prime time, the CBC series Arctic Air ended its run with a season finale April 9 but fans had the chance to take home lasting memories of the show.
The show’s production company, Vancouver-based Omnifilm, held a giant garage sale in an elementary school in nearby Aldergrove selling everything from native clothing and art to mockups of a Cessna 152, Cessna 310 and a Bell 206 helicopter.
It takes a lot of gear to make an action adventure series like Arctic Air and the items on sale filled the school gymnasium.
Arctic Air was cancelled by the CBC on March 17, not long after the network lost Hockey Night in Canada to Shaw. The moneymaking hockey broadcasts subsidized much of the network’s original programming.
Arctic Air followed the exploits of a fictional airline based in Yellowknife and the perilous missions it undertook. The series starred Adam Beach and Pascale Hutton.