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The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum has been striving to continue its leading edge work in the field of Canadian historical preservation and presentation. We are an independent Museum and are not affiliated with any other organization or government program. As a result we do not acquire much funding from the Canadian Government, but primarily rely on cash and in kind sponsorships and donations from the public.

Along with our yearly appeals, the Museum has several different programs one can participate in as a donor. We have the Friends of Flight program, the Hangar Door Fund, and our major donor wall located in the front entry of the Museum. The Museum also has many featured corporate sponsors who have taken an active role in helping Canadian Warplane Heritage strive to maintain its mandate.

By donating you will be helping the museum continue to improve and maintain this important part of Canada’s rich history.

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Gifts in Kind

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum provides resources for research and the furthering of the public’s understanding and appreciation of the men and women who have served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Our mandate is to acquire, document, preserve and house artifacts that pertain to Canadian military aviation. We depend primarily on donations of items to meet this mandate and currently our collection is comprised of over 10,000 items including uniforms, helmets, medals, films, newspapers, photographs, framed prints and more.

We also accept donations in kind for other areas of the Museum. This can include items used in maintenance, engineering, fundraising (silent auction items), food services and retail. Donated items usually qualify for a donation receipt if one is desired.

Do you have something you would like to donate that might fit our mandate? Do you have something that might help in the day to day workings of the Museum? We are always looking for new and interesting artifacts and archival material to add to the collection, along with anything you feel could help us in our efforts.

For further information, contact Erin Napier, Curator, at 905-679-4183 ext. 245 or erin@warplane.com.

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Contributions of over $20.00 will receive a charitable donation receipt for income tax purposes.

We recognize different levels of donations to our "Friends of Flight" program in the following manner:

Photo of a 'Friends of Flight' Donor Wall

$500.00 - $999.00 Donation
Your name, or the name of a loved one, is engraved in a fighter aircraft silhouette which is prominently displayed on the "Friends of Flight" donor wall.

Photo of a 'Bomber Aircraft Silhouette' Donor Panels

$1,000.00 - $4999.00 Donation
Your name, or the name of a loved one, is displayed on a bomber aircraft silhouette which is applied to the opaque panels on our impressive hangar doors. One set of doors feature current member’s or donor’s names and the other set is reserved for memorial inscriptions.

Photo of 'Main Museum Lobby' Donor Wall

$5,000.00+ Donation
Donors contributing $5,000.00 or more are immortalized on the magnificent donor wall which is located in the main lobby of the museum.

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum would like to thank all of our patrons for their continued support. Below is a list of names who appear on our Major Donor Wall in our Museum lobby.

Cornerstone Patron ($100,000+)

The Beamish Family
Canadians Resident Abroad Inc.
The Canada Aviation Museum
Dofasco Inc.
Government of Canada
Hamilton-Wentworth Region
Lorne Francis Corley
Province of Ontario
The Woodbridge Group
Les McInnis
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Dennis J. Bradley
Harry Hope
Don McNall
R. J. Franks
Jerry Janes
Air Canada
A. J. Kaytor

Wings of Platinum ($50,000-$99,999)

American Sensors/Interquest Incorporated
Roy C. Hill Charitable Foundation
Township of Glanbrook
Voortman Cookies Limited
Westinghouse Canada Inc.
John G. Weir
Bruce MacRitchie
Group Captain J. W. Reid D.F.C.
Keith Houston
The Molson family
Stephan G. Roman
Air Ontario
C. M. Brock Mason
Hartland De. M. Molson
Gary McCann
In memory of Alan Ness
Porter Cable/Delta Machinery
Hank Dielwart
Jerry Van Dyke Travel
Robert Kearns
Dennis E. Souder
Charles & Margaret Juravinski
Niall and Beena McLaughlin

Wings of Gold ($25,000-$49,999)

Architect Brian Chamberlain
Douglas L. Bevans
K-W Surplus
The Lancaster Support Club
Rolls-Royce Industries Canada Inc.
Thomson-Gordon Group
George W. Masters
Sidney H. Bonser
Robert R. Hill
In Memory of Shirley Bedell
F/O R. F. Pomfret
Shell Canada Products Limited
Gordon and Shirley Grant
Home Hardware
David G. Rohrer
Gaye & Drake Andrews
Alan R. Topham

Wings of Silver ($10,000-$24,999)

The Ancaster Old Mill/Hillcrest Catering
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia
The Bomber Harris Trust
Frank C. Buckley
Chris Bahr & Marcus Pfeiffer
Canadian Fighter Pilots Association
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Dr. Owen Coons, M.D.
Harvey J. Dale
Dial One Wolfedale Electric Ltd.
Jerry Van Dyke Travel
Eloquent Systems
Fairway Transport
Gordon M. Grant
Shirley L. Grant
Robert Johnson
Frederick K. Larkin
Loomis Courier
McGeachy Charitable Foundation
National Steel Car
Peter Kiewit & Sons Ltd.
Reich & Petch Design International
Robert K. Moore
R.C.A.F (W.D.) Association
Royal Bank of Canada
S.E. Graphics LTD.
Springer Aerospace Limited
Stephens & Rankin
Edith H. Turner Foundation
Union Gas Limited
V.K. Mason Construction Ltd.
Ray Whittemore
Stephen Bacso
Austin Airways
Alan J. Grant
Al Ludford
The Murphy Foundation Inc.
In memory of Harry Tope
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Bill Gregg
Sandy McTaggart
Bert Smalley
Cam & Marie Proctor
Robert J. Morris
In Memory of Pilot Officer Fred W. Morris 1921 - 1944
In Loving Memory of Harvey J. Dale, Forever With Us
Top Flt Inc.
In Memory of Pilot J. Dick Waterman, DFC, Squadron 320, RAF
Cpl. F. Topham VC Fund Project, in honour of, 1st Canadian Para Bn 2005
Dr. Garnet L. McDiarmid
Al Shelley

Wings of Bronze ($5,000-$9,999)

Air Force Heritage
Arnold A. Beale
Stewart F. Brickenden
In Memory of Wayne Brickenden
Clearnet Mobile Works
Murray Cornblum
In Memory of Richard H. Fallon
Michael Gore
Hamilton Community Foundation
William Hough
Ross & Mc Bride
Dr. Garnet L. McDiarmid
Peter D. McManus
Old World Stone
Powerflow Products Limited
Rockwell International of Canada
Summit Restoration Ltd.
Hardy Ridout
In memory of John D. Gray
In memory of
F/O F. M. Carter RCAF 622 Sqd. RAF
In memory of John Hindmarsh
Kirby Rowe
Cam Wardlaw
Tom Rowe
Ruth Hindmarsh
Kyle Wood
Fred Eaton
Mac Hancock
Rick Morrow
Bruce Sully
Rolf Yri
Janne Stirling Jones, and Luigi Benedetto Cappa
IODE Canada, In proud remembrance
Bert and June Reed
Frederick John Hamlin
In Loving Memory of Geoffrey Brown
Shirley Parsons,
In Memory of F/Lt. Ward Parsons D.F.C.
Kornell & Joyce Chaykowski
Cavendish Investing Ltd.
Dr. Walter D. MacLean
LAC Don Pritlove,
2424 AC & WU RCAF (Res.)
Ray H. Healey,
Memory of Capt. C. A. Healey
The Jackman Foundation
In Memory of the Crew of
KB799 RCAF 419 Moose Squadron
In Memory of Al Taylor, DFC &
Al Shannon – Reid T. Hutchinson
In Memory of G/C David Goldberg DFC CD
In Memory of W. Gordon Brownlow, RCAF
W/O Bill R. W. Craig, 424 Sqd., & Patricia Craig
H. G. Bertram Foundation
Cpl L. W. (Bill) Lloyd R86399, Meteorology - EAC - RCAF
Fred B. Ward CD, RCAF 25 Years
In Memory of Joseph West, F/Sgt., 300 Squadron RAF


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