AIRSHOW GREATS HONOURED
WITH PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
Ron Price and Bob Singleton were honoured Monday with the
Order of Abbotsford.
Mayor Bruce Banman and council members welcomed Ron and Bob
along with three other distinguished recipients at a
ceremony held here in Abbotsford Monday night. The five will
join a list of 53 previous honourees.
Ron Price, President of the Abbotsford Airshow, has been
formally recognized as being an active leader in the
community for the past four decades. Best known as the
founding chairman of Airshow Canada, Ron is a force behind
the creation of Tradex. In addition, Ron has also served on
countless boards and committees including the Abbotsford
Chamber, the Airport Authority, Tourism Abbotsford, and the
Aerospace Industry Association of B.C.
Bob Singleton, is "the voice of the Abbotsford International
Airshow.' Bob has been announcing the annual airshow since
1969. He has also acted as master of ceremonies for the Miss
Singleton has held many community positions including
Director of the Abbotsford Airshow, President of the
Abbotsford Rotary Club and member of the Matsqui Police
Board to name a few.
In 1996, the RCAF Snowbirds recognized Singleton by
inducting him as an Honourary Snowbird
So where does one go from here with such an achievement?
Possibly Citizen of the Year.
Congratulations Ron Price and Bob Singleton for your
auspicious achievement! And thank you both for the many.
many years of support of the Abbotsford Airshow Society.
The Abbotsford International Airshow is
an aviation festival that has grown well beyond its
borders over the past 5 decades.
With a role from
very early on as a significant stop on the 'Airshow
Circuit,' Abbotsford has distinguished itself as an
event focussed on aviation excellence, aerospace
advancement and community participation.
International Airshow Society (AIAS) is
the non-profit society that has operated in British
Columbia, Canada since 1966, created as a distinct
entity in preparation for the 1967 Canada Centennial
The keystone annual event-- The Abbotsford
International Airshow, is organised by the Board of
Directors, a Core Staff and the annual participation
of 1000+ Volunteers.
Photo stories by Ed Anderson