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The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will perform a demonstration in Nanaimo on Wednesday, Aug 14th. (MS Roxanne Wood 19 Wing Imaging 2017, DND-MDN Canada)

Are you ready for a ride into the danger zone?

The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron will be in Nanaimo this Wednesday!

The squadron of nine craft will take to the skies for a series of acrobatic displays, reaching speeds ranging from 100 to 320 knots (185 to 590 km/h), and flying as close as 1.2 metres apart.

The squadron will fly over Nanaimo Harbour, with the show centred above and in front of the boat basin by the bastion on Front Street.

The demonstration is also a fundraiser for the CH.I.L.D Foundation, which raises money for children with Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and liver disorders.

The fundraiser will take place at Maffeo Sutton Park, but spectators should have a good vantage point from anywhere along the waterfront between the Nanaimo Yacht Club and Cameron Island.

The show is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m., and is expected to last between 45 minutes and one hour. Make sure to get there early!

Snowbirds Fly for CH.I.L.D.

Where: Maffeo Sutton Park, 100 Comox Rd., Nanaimo

When: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Admission: Free!