The Rick Mercer Report

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Snowbirds Commercial

From May 12 to 16, 2010 the Canadian Forces Snowbirds were based in the city of Brandon, Man. to help celebrate two auspicious events: On May 13, the squadron began the 2010 season with a bang, so to speak. The nine twinkling lights of the Snowbirds flew over Canadian Forces Base Shilo to the sound of artillery canons firing as the local community welcomed the Memorial Cup - Canada's junior hockey championship trophy. It was a festive atmosphere as spectators and Snowbirds, alike, were entertained by the rockin modern beats of the Air Command Band from Winnipeg, Man.

The Memorial Cup, originally dedicated to servicemen who died in the first world war, was rededicated at this event to honour all men and women of Canada's military that have died in the service of their country. In a classy follow-up, the nine plane formation flew overhead a second time in a missing man formation - a maneuver traditionally performed to honour those that have passed away.

The same cup that is now in Windsor, again.
Congratulations to the Spits!