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Virtual Camp Day 5:
50th Anniversary of Snowbirds

Learn about the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. How did they get their name? How fast do their jets fly? Make a Snowbirds inspired kite, colour in their famous formation, find out about the contrails behind their jets, and more.

As you complete each activity, share your work with other campers and the WDM on this week’s Kudoboard.
Caregiver note: This is not a private board. Please make sure your children do not post anything you are uncomfortable with them sharing.

Day 4 Activity Answers (PDF)
Look for the Day 5 Activity Answers at the bottom of this page.


Activity #1: BCATP

Inside WDM Moose Jaw Aviation Gallery. Sign says Royal Canadian Air Force with a blue and red target and smaller text. Part of that text reads British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The rest is too small to read. Beyond the sign is an Avro Ansen Mark I aircraftOn Day 1, we learned about a few aircrafts that were used to train pilots for the Second World War. This was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). Did you know that over 33,000 pilots were trained right here in Saskatchewan? Find out where these pilots trained (hint: in 14 different communities!) and more about the planes they used for training in the activity below. Then, complete the BCAPT word search.

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Bases & Planes (PDF)

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Wordsearch (PDF)


Activity #2: Who are the Snowbirds?

View along the side of the Snowbirds Tutor jet, from front to backLearn about the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. How did they get their name? how fast do their jets fly? Find out in this activity. Then, help one of the Snowbirds through a maze.

About the Snowbirds (PDF)

Snowbirds Maze (PDF)


Activity #3: Snowbirds Inspired Kite

The Snowbirds put on incredible air shows all over North America each year showcasing their acrobatic moves. This craft will help you make a small kite-plane that has some cool moves of its own!

Snowbirds Inspired Kite (PDF)
Be sure to share a picture of your finished kits on on this week’s Kudoboard.


Activity #4: Colour the Snowbirds

Activity page, illustration of 6 Snowbirds Tutor jet planes in flight, intended for colouring

Colour their famous formation! This beautiful Snowbirds illustration is by local illustrator, Timothy Senko.

Snowbirds Colouring Page 2020 (PDF)
When you are done colouring, take a photo to share on this week’s Kudoboard.


Activity #5: Look Up for Contrails!

Photo of the sky, with a few clouds, two electricity wires running through the bottom corner, and one contrail running almost vertical through the middle
The word, “contrails” is short for “condensation trails.” Find out where they come from in the next activity, then go outside to look for some yourself. Remember, when you go outside, be sun safe!

Contrails in the Sky Activity (PDF)


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Day 5 Activity Answers (PDF)

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