Itinerary


Friday, 24 June

Reunion Check-In & Open House

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hanger #2, 408 Squadron will be opening our doors for early arrivals. Come in to register and check-in for your events. Tours of the unit lines will be running and static displays will be set up for your enjoyment. Pre-ordered items will also be available for pick-up during this time.Click here to view the Kit Shop Page.

The Open House is open to any of the employees and members of our sponsoring organizations.

Meet & Greet and Reunion Check-In

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Come down to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of 408 Squadron with colleagues and friends both old and new! Meet & Greet will be held at Hangar #2, 408 Squadron. Includes hors-d’oeuvres and cocktails; casual attire. Check-In for the Gala dinner and other events will be available as well.

Buses will be leaving  from the Westin downtown at approximately 6:30 pm, and stopping at the Rosslyn Inn for pick up.

If you are staying at a separate location and would like to take advantage of the bus services to Garrison Edmonton, please meet in front of one of our preferred lodging locations (Westin or Rosslyn Inn) before 6:30 pm for pick-up. Buses will be available for drop off  at the hotels after Meet & Greet.

Saturday, 25 June

Golf Tournament

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Spend an afternoon on the links in this Texas Scramble Golf Tournament at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf & Curling Club. Includes 18 holes of play, golf cart, fabulous prizes, and a luncheon. Check in for the tournament is 8:00 am, tee off will be 8:30 am.

Buses to the golf course will be leaving  from the Westin downtown at approximately 7:30 am, and stopping at the Rosslyn Inn for pick up, going directly to the golf course.

If you are staying at a separate location and would like to take advantage of the bus services to the Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and Curling Club, please meet in front of one of our preferred lodging locations (Westin or Rosslyn Inn) before 7:30 am for pick-up. Buses will be available for drop off  at the hotels after the tournament.

Museum Tour

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Take a guided tour of the Alberta Aviation Museum located beside the former Edmonton City Center Airport (Blatchford Field).  See the rich aviation history that made Edmonton the “Gateway to the North”.

Buses to the museum tour will be leaving  from the Westin downtown at approximately 9:30 am, and stopping at the Rosslyn Inn for pick up, going directly to Garrison Edmonton.

If you are staying at a separate location and would like to take advantage of the bus services to the Museum Tour, please meet in front of one of our preferred lodging locations (Westin or Rosslyn Inn) before 9:30 am for pick-up. Buses will be available for drop off  at the hotels after the tour.

If you are driving to the base, please meet at the 408 Squadron hangar for a 10:00 am departure.

Trip to West Edmonton Mall

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Have a blast on a guided shopping trip to West Edmonton Mall, one of Edmonton’s largest attractions! Transportation to and from the mall will be provided.

Buses will be leaving from the MFRC at 10:30 am.

Buses to the museum tour will be leaving  from the Westin downtown at approximately 9:30 am, and stopping at the Rosslyn Inn for pick up, going directly to Garrison Edmonton.

If you are staying at a separate location and would like to take advantage of the bus services, please meet in front of one of our preferred lodging locations (Westin or Rosslyn Inn) before 9:30 am for pick-up. Buses will be available for drop off  at the hotels after the trip.

If you are driving to the base, please meet at the MFRC before 10:30 am.

Live-shoot at the Range

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Test your aim with a live shoot of current and vintage firearms! Participants will be shuttled to the range from the 408 Squadron hangar.

Buses to the Live-shoot will be leaving  from the Westin downtown at approximately 9:30 am, and stopping at the Rosslyn Inn for pick up, going directly to Garrison Edmonton.

If you are staying at a separate location and would like to take advantage of the bus services to the Museum Tour, please meet in front of one of our preferred lodging locations (Westin or Rosslyn Inn) before 9:30 am for pick-up. Buses will be available for drop off  at the hotels afterwards.

If you are driving to this event, please meet at the 408 Squadron canteen by 10:00 am.

Gala Dinner

6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Enjoy a fantastic 5 course meal while celebrating the 75th Anniversary of 408 Squadron! Dinner will be at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf & Curling Club Banquet Hall.

Dress requirements for active military members for Chief Warrant Officers and above is Mess Dress. For Master Warrant Officers and below, Mess Dress is optional if a member has purchased it, otherwise it is a business suit.

Veterans are encouraged to dig out the old Mess Kit/Uniform, Legion jacket or RCAFA uniform , but will otherwise  be required to wear a business suit.

Military guests will be expected to follow the same order of dress.

Cocktails will begin at 6:30 pm.

Dinner service will begin at 7:00 pm.

Buses to the Gala Dinner will be leaving  from the Westin downtown at approximately 6:00 pm, and stopping at the Rosslyn Inn for pick up, going directly to the Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and Curling Club.

If you are staying at a separate location and would like to take advantage of the bus services to the Gala Dinner, please meet in front of one of our preferred lodging locations (Westin or Rosslyn Inn) before 6:00 pm for pick-up. Buses and Designated Drivers will be available for drop off at the hotels until 11:00 pm.

All active serving 408 SQN personnel can meet at one of the hotels for pick up to the Gala Dinner.

If you are driving to this event, please meet at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and Curling Club for 6:30 pm.

Sunday, 26 June

Memorial Service & Mother Goose Dedication

11:00 am

To be conducted by the Padre in the 408 Squadron hangar. In honour of all 408 Squadron Members, past and present, for their outstanding service and accomplishments.

Dress for military members is DEU 1A

Luncheon

12:00 pm

Following the Memorial Service, there will be a light luncheon inside the hangar.

 408 Squadron Ceremonial Parade

1:00 pm

The 75th reunion will be formally ended by a ceremonial parade and fly past, which is planned to be carried out in front of Hangar 2, 408 Squadron, Garrison Edmonton. Cocktails and beverages will be served afterwards.

Dress for military members in attendance is DEU 1A

Dress for military members on parade is DEU 1

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