The City of Cold Lake will help support the 2016 Air Show by providing funding. Mayor of Cold Lake, Craig Copeland explains the City will provide $75,000 for the entertainment.
“We will be the Performer Sponsor, which will allow 4-Wing to sign contracts with all the support acts,” says Mayor Copeland. Along with providing the cost to cover the performer, the City will provide a coordinator to the Air Show Committee, provide free bus transportation from determined pickup/drop-off points in Cold Lake North/South/Medley, and provide traffic control support through the RCMP. “The City Councillors vote yes, unanimously!”
Mayor Copeland explains the City is excited to be working with 4-Wing to put on another fantastic show, “it’s exciting, it’s going to be a big economic spin-off for the area and for the City. Especially right now, [the city] has to look at trying to get stuff to come into our community to stimulate the economy. Our hope is for every dollar we’re spending on the air show we’ll get five to seven dollar return to the economy.”
It’s not just about economic stimulation, explains the Mayor, “also showcase the men and women that work for Canadian Armed Forces. We have amazing people at 4-Wing.”
There are a few new features in the works for the 2016 Air Show; including a new VIP area concept, beer garden, online ticket sales platform: pricing for Saturday and Sunday show, and a new air show logo. As well as, a possible Friday meet n greet for the public to have the opportunity to get to know some of the military personnel. The two-day airshow is planned for July 16-17, 2016.