As we approach Remembrance Day, November 11th, here in Canada, we are called upon to acknowledge and honour the years of service our veterans have afforded this country and the sacrifices they made, often with their lives, to fulfill their mission of securing our borders and safety around the world.
But it’s also an opportunity to celebrate the rich history of this country that has informed and shaped our culture, our national identity and our place in the world.
In this special SSN series, we endeavor to explore some of the stories that are uniquely rooted in the history of the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian aviation.
Welcome to Pathway to the Stars….
We all know Billy Bishop, the Toronto Island airport is named after him! So why don’t we know about William Barker? Barker was Bishop’s best friend and colleague, the most decorated serviceman in Commonwealth history and, to this date, his funeral was the largest ever to be held in Toronto.
Featured voices in this episode:
Jason Wilson, Professor of History, University of Guelph
John Wright, Executive Vice President of Maru Public Opinion, serves as Honorary Colonel for the Chief of the Defence Staff Office and Chair of the RCAF Foundation.
Rod Black, Sports Broadcaster
RCAF Scholarship recipeient Evan Schonfeldt
Pathway to the Stars is made possible by the Royal Canadian Air Force Foundation.
Find out more about them at rcaffoundation.ca
Please share about this special series. If you do, tag both Story Studio Network and the RCAF Foundation to help spread the word.
Executive Producer & Host - Dave Trafford
Host & Promotions - Erin Trafford
Chase Producer - Becky Coles
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