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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 from World War II to present, including other related aviation artifacts and memorabilia of significant historic importance to this period. We depend primarily on donations of items to meet this mandate and would welcome learning more about what you have that could add to our collection.

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is also interested in good condition books without any visual signs of mould or mildew. The following topics will be considered:

-RCAF, RAF- WWII to present

-Second World War aviation

-Fleet Air Arm, Royal Canadian Navy aviation

-Avro Arrow, Cold War and Jet age

-general military aviation

We kindly ask, please do not drop books off unsolicited.

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

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Donate a Car

Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your Charity to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!

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

For further information on our "Friends of Flight" program or to submit an inscription, contact Cindy at 905-679-4183 ext. 231 or

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

Photo of a 'Bomber Aircraft Silhouette' Donor Panels

$2,000.00 - $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+)
A. J. Kaytor
Air Canada
Canadians Resident Abroad Inc.
David & Sally Rohrer
Dennis J. Bradley
Dofasco Inc.
Don McNall
Edward Arthur Regan
Government of Canada
Hamilton-Wentworth Region
Harry Hope
Jerry Janes
Les McInnis
Lorne Francis Corley
Niall and Beena McLaughlin
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Province of Ontario
R. J. Franks
Ron Clark
Ronald Rhodes
The Beamish Family
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum
The Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Woodbridge Group

Wings of Platinum ($50,000-$99,999)
Air Ontario
American Sensors/Interquest Incorporated
Bruce MacRitchie
C. M. Brock Mason
Charles & Margaret Juravinski
Dennis E. Souder
Gary McCann
Group Captain J. W. Reid D.F.C.
Hank Dielwart
Hartland De. M. Molson
In memory of Alan Ness
Jerry Van Dyke Travel
John G. Weir
Keith Houston
Porter Cable/Delta Machinery
Robert G. Kearns
Roy C. Hill Charitable Foundation
Stephan G. Roman
The Molson Family Foundation
Township of Glanbrook
Voortman Cookies Limited
Westinghouse Canada Inc.

Wings of Gold ($25,000-$49,999)
Al Shelley
Alan R. Topham
Architect Brian Chamberlain
Douglas L. Bevans
F/O R. F. Pomfret
Gaye & Drake Andrews
George W. Masters
Gordon and Shirley Grant
Home Hardware
In Memory of William Thomas Beavin
In Memory of my wife Dorothy, Art Adams
In Memory of Shirley Bedell
K-W Surplus
Robert R. Hill
Rolls-Royce Industries Canada Inc.
Shell Canada Products Limited
Sidney H. Bonser
The Lancaster Support Club
Thomson-Gordon Group

Wings of Silver ($10,000-$24,999)
Al Ludford
Alan J. Grant
Austin Airways
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Bert Smalley
Bill Gregg
Cam & Marie Proctor
Canadian Fighter Pilots Association
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Chris Bahr
Cpl. F. Topham VC Fund Project, in honour of, 1st Canadian Para Bn 2005
Dial One Wolfedale Electric Ltd.
Dr. Garnet L. McDiarmid
Dr. Owen Coons, M.D.
Edith H. Turner Foundation
Eloquent Systems
Fairway Transport
Frank C. Buckley
Frederick K. Larkin
Harvey J. Dale
In Loving Memory of Harvey J. Dale, Forever With Us.
In Memory of F/O Frank Gibbons RCAF, 428 Squadron
In memory of Harry Tope
In Memory of My Wife, Shirley M. Woods
In Memory of Pilot Officer Fred W. Morris 1921 - 1944
In Memory of Ray H. Healey
In Memory of Pilot J. Dick Waterman, DFC, Squadron 320, RAF
Loomis Courier
Marcus Pfeiffer
McGeachy Charitable Foundation
National Steel Car Ltd.
Peter Kiewit & Sons Ltd.
R.C.A.F (W.D.) Association
Ray Whittemore
Reich & Petch Design International
Robert Johnson
Robert K. Moore
Ron Berkowski & Christine Rodrigues
Royal Bank of Canada
S.E. Graphics LTD.
S/L Russell E. Steer, 429/405 Squadron RCAF, Finding their way
Sandy McTaggart
Springer Aerospace Limited
Stephen Bacso
Stephens & Rankin
Stoney Creek Fire Heritage Association
The Ancaster Old Mill/Hillcrest Catering
The Bomber Harris Trust
The Murphy Foundation Inc.
Top Flt Inc.
Union Gas Limited
V.K. Mason Construction Ltd.
William and Susan Dell

Wings of Bronze ($5,000-$9,999)
Air Force Heritage
Arnold A. Beale
Bert and June Reed
Bruce Sully
Cam Wardlaw
Cavendish Investing Ltd.
Clearnet Mobile Works
Cpl L. W. (Bill) Lloyd R86399, Meteorology - EAC - RCAF
Dr. Walter D. MacLean
F/O Russell J. McPherson, RCAF 1940 - 45
Fred B. Ward CD, RCAF 25 Years
Fred Eaton
Frederick John Hamlin
H. G. Bertram Foundation
Hamilton Community Foundation
Hardy Ridout
In loving memory of Bill Halvorson
In Loving Memory of Geoffrey Brown
In Memory of F/L H.F. Ewer, DFC, RCAF
In memory of W/C Donald G. Laidler, RCAF
In Memory of Al Taylor, DFC & Al Shannon - Reid T. Hutchinson
In Memory of F/L H.F. Ewer, DFC, RCAF
In Memory of F/O F. M. Carter RCAF 622 Sqd. RAF
In Memory of G/C David Goldberg DFC CD
In memory of John D. Gray
In memory of John Hindmarsh
In Memory of Joseph West, F/Sgt., 300 Squadron RAF
In Memory of Richard H. Fallon
In Memory of SGT. Jan Sławek WWII RAF Pilot (Polish Forces)
In Memory of The Crew of KB799, RCAF 419 Moose Squadron
In Memory of W. Gordon Brownlow, RCAF
In Memory of Wayne Brickenden
IODE Canada, In proud remembrance
Jackman Foundation
Janne Stirling Jones, and Luigi Benedetto Cappa
June Shore
Kirby Rowe
Kornell & Joyce Chaykowski
Kyle Wood
LAC Don Pritlove, 2424 AC & WU RCAF (Res.)
Mac Hancock
Michael Gore
Murray Cornblum
Old World Stone
Peter D. McManus
Powerflow Products Limited
Ray H. Healey, Memory of Capt. C. A. Healey
Rick Morrow
Rockwell International of Canada
Rolf Yri
Ross & Mc Bride
Ruth Hindmarsh
Shirley Parsons, In Memory of F/Lt. Ward Parsons D.F.C.
Stackpole International
Stewart F. Brickenden
Summit Restoration Ltd.
The Martin Foundation, Hamilton
To Honour F/S Fred Terry RAF & ACW Edna (Handy) Terry WAAF
Tom Rowe
W/O Bill R. W. Craig, 424 Sqd., & Patricia Craig
William Hough
Yves Christen 1966 - 2010, Angela & Othmar Christen

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