The Canadian Ninety-Nines have awarded their Canadian Award in Aviation to the Saskatchewan Aviation Historical Society Inc., located at John G. Diefenbaker International Airport in Saskatoon.
The group will use the $2,000 award “to enhance the education of young people and the general public about Saskatchewan’s contribution to Canadian aviation.”
In 1974, Canadian Ninety-Nines established the Canadian Award in Aviation to promote aviation within Canada. For the past forty-one years, individual Ninety-Nines and friends of the Canadian Ninety-Nines have contributed enough funds to provide an annual award of $1,000 – $2,000 to organizations whose activities promote, improve or preserve aviation and aeronautics in Canada. Individual Ninety-Nines do not qualify to receive this award. The award allows our women pilots to promote aviation through other organizations.
The Ninety-Nines also continues the award’s association with the Pilot Training Achievement Awards program of the Air Cadet League of Canada. These awards are given to selected graduates of the Air Cadet Flying and Gliding Scholarship Program, and provide funding to assist young fliers in building flying hours while pursuing an advanced licence and working toward an aviation career. For 2016, three female air cadets will each receive a pilot training achievement award of $300.
Aviation Publishers Ltd. and Norm Scudellari have continued for their support in giving the cadet awards each year in memory of longtime Ninety-Nines and Canadian Award in Aviation trustees Isabel Peppler and Beryl Scudellari.
Anyone wishing to make a donation may mail it to the 99s Canadian Award in Aviation, 665 Windermere Rd., Suite 1102, London, ON, N5X 2Y6. Please indicate clearly where you would like your tax receipt mailed.
Applications for the 2017 99s Canadian Award In Aviation must be received by August 31, 2017. For further information, see www.canadian99s.com.