The famed Canadian Forces Snowbirds are continuing their Operation Inspiration today and residents of the West Island and Valleyfield could catch a glimpse of the 9 aircraft as they travel from Montreal to Ottawa.
The aerial squadron is set to take off at 4:15 this afternoon from Montreal heading southwest along the south shore of the St-Lawrence on a route that will bring them directly over Valleyfield then on to Cornwall where they will take a hard right and up to Ottawa.
Commander of the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds, Lieutenant-Colonel Mike French said “We were asked to do what we do best … inspire Canadians.” The Lieutenant-Colonel continued, ” With Operation Inspiration, we salute front-line health workers, first responders and essential workers, but also all Canadians who are participating in efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. We want Canadians to know that we are on their side to get through this ordeal. ”