2016 Hadfield Youth Leadership Summit – Special Event

Vintage Wings of Canada
1699 Arthur Fecteau
Gatineau, QC
J8R 2Z9

hadfieldThe 3rd Annual Hadfield Youth Leadership Summit will return to Gatineau on June 30th . This truly exciting day of inspiration and leadership development will again be open for all member’s of Vintage Wings of Canada and their invited youth guests to purchase tickets. Members of the Air Cadet League of Canada, Christie Lake Kids, the Salvation Army, members of the First Nations communities of Ontario and the Grands Frères Grandes Soeurs de l’Outaouais among other valuable community groups who will also participate.
On Thursday, June 30, 2016, Vintage Wings of Canada will host retired Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Dr. Dave Williams, his wife and Air Canada 767 Captain Cathy Fraser and Kelly Hadfield. Also invited is Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, along with other prominent Canadians. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the BCATP 75th Anniversary CF-18 Demonstration Hornet fighter jet team will be honoured guests at this event. This once-in-a-lifetime event is a coming together of some of Canada’s accomplished and inspirational leaders to provide an inspirational one day forum for over 1,000 young Canadians.
The Summit starts at 08:30 on June 30th at Vintage Wings of Canada and admission is by prior registration only, tickets will not be available at the gate. Registration for the event includes the Summit, a lunch in the youth VIP tent and flight line viewing of the Wings Over Gatineau Airshow which starts at 12:00 noon and ends at 4pm. For details on the Airshow go to www.wingsovergatineau.ca

We are ever grateful for Chris Hadfield’s participation in all our activities, but with regrets he will be unable to be physically present during this year’s Hadfield Summit, though he will be able to connect with us via video.
Dr. Dave Williams
Astronaut & President/CEO Southlake Regional Health Centre
After joining the Canadian Space Agency in 1992, Dave made two flights on the Space shuttle in 1998 and 2007. He amassed more than 687 hrs in orbit and set a record 17 hrs 47 minutes doing spacewalks (EVAs), some of which included installation work on the International Space Station. In addition to his role as astronaut, Dr. Williams held the position of Director of the Space and Life Sciences Directorate at the JSC in Houston, Texas, and a concurrent appointment as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Crew Health and Safety, Office of Spaceflight, NASA HQ, Washington, DC.

Cathy Fraser
Six months after learning how to drive, Cathy started her flight training and since then has accrued over 20,000 hrs flying time and is currently a Boeing 767 Captain for Air Canada flying routes nationally and internationally. She was the 13th woman hired by Air Canada as a pilot and one of 30 female captains with the airline. Cathy is on the board of the Elsie Magill Northern Lights award that honours women in aviation and aerospace and a volunteer with Dreams Take Flight that takes underprivileged children to Disneyworld every year.

Kelly Hadfield
Founder of Ghana Medical Help and niece of Commander Chris Hadfield, will give a truly inspiring talk about what it takes to create organizations that help people both near and far while being a high school and university student. When she was 21, Kelly travelled to Ghana for the first time, and out of doing so founded Ghana Medical Help, an international charity aimed to alleviate suffering and improve health outcomes in rural Ghana. Today, this Canadian charity supports the health care for over two million people in northernmost Ghana through an array of diverse projects targeting equipment and training for 14 rural hospitals, public health education and poverty alleviation.

Perry Bellegarde
Perry Bellegarde was named Assembly of First Nations National Chief on December 10, 2014. He has spent his entire adult life putting into practice his strong beliefs in the laws and traditions instilled in him by the many Chiefs and Elders he has known over the years. Passionate about making measureable progress on the issues that matter most to First Nations people, National Chief Bellegarde is a strong advocate for the implementation of Inherent Aboriginal and Treaty Rights. Widely known as a consensus builder with a track record of accomplishment, he brings community people, leaders, Chiefs and Elders together to focus on working cooperatively to move issues forward.

Admission to this event is in very high demand so bracelets are available only to fully paid-up, Student, Individual and Family memberships for a fee of $50/person (members & one youth guest 12 – 18 yrs old). This $50 fee will include lunch under a marquis tent and admission to our Wings over Gatineau Airshow during the afternoon. Summit tickets must be purchased in advance…they will not be available for sale at the gate.

Members and their invited youth guest are encouraged to present themselves at the members check-in at the VW hangar between 0800 hrs and 0830 hrs to receive their bracelets. Please have your membership card in hand at the time of check-in.
Please note that Student members may attend singly, but not with a guest. Family memberships entitle all registered family members (to a maximum of 4) to attend. Each Individual and Family membership entitles the holder to one additional youth guest (must be between the ages of 12 and 18).

Jun 30, 2016 08:30 – 12:00
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For More Information
-Call 1-819-669-9603
-e-Mail events@vintageWings.ca

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