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Snowbirds flying over Shuswap, Kamloops today

Canadian Forces Snowbirds performing over Penticton this afternoon, Aug. 7, 2019.
May 16, 2020 - 7:19 AM

Look to the sky this afternoon as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be flying over the Shuswap on their way to Kamloops.

The snowbirds will be taking off at 1:30 p.m. MST, May 16, from Rocky Mountain House, Alta. before flying over Sicamous, Salmon Arm, Sorrento, Chase and Monte Creek before landing in Kamloops at roughly 1:30 p.m. PST, according to the group's Facebook page. 

The snowbirds are expected to fly over the Okanagan at some point early next week, when flying back from the West Coast, said Captain Jenn Casey.

They're crossing the country to salute Canadians doing their part to fight the spread of COVID-19.  This unique mission is being aptly dubbed Operation INSPIRATION, according to the Canadian Forces in a news release.

READ MORE: Stay home, stay safe in the Okanagan this long weekend

“The team will be practicing recommended hand-washing and wearing recommended personal protective equipment while travelling. Team members will also be minimizing any interactions with people outside of the team,” according to the release.

Keep updated on their location by tuning into their Facebook and Twitter pages.

 


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