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CBC Do Crew flies high at the Montreal Aviation Museum

On Sunday, August 7th, the CBC Montreal Do Crew was on hand for the Montreal Aviation Museum’s Family Fun Day.

More than 800 people attended museum's Family Fun Day

The CBC Do Crew at the Montreal Aviation Museum's Family Fun Day (Anais Kassardjian/CBC)

On Sunday, August 7th, the CBC Montreal Do Crew was on hand for the Montreal Aviation Museum's Family Fun Day.

Tucked away in an old stone barn on the Macdonald campus of McGill University in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, the museum is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to raise awareness in the field of aviation, focusing on Quebec's role in aviation and the importance of aeronautics in Canada.

Four year old Andrew Brown gets a chance to ride in replica of Alex G. Bells' Silver Dart. (Andrea Stanford/CBC)

This was the second year for the Family Fun Day and the community came out in droves. Over 800 people attended and over $2000 was raised in donations.

From the moment we arrived, the CBC Do Crew was swiftly put to work. Stationed all over the site, we greeted guests, provided security for the exhibits, shucked corn and assisted with the food preparation at the BBQ station. 

The Do Crew hard at work shucking corn at the Montreal Aviation Museum's Family Fun Day. Over 800 people attended and over $2000 was raised in donations. (Andrea Stanford/CBC)

We also helped out at the various kids stations by making straw and paper planes at the craft workshop. Do Crew volunteers even tried their hand at face painting, creating colourful butterflies and animals on a steady line of eager cheeks.

Special thanks go to this month's Do Crew volunteers: Marie-Rose Amazonian, Justin Luo, Carolyn Cunnison, Malcolm Andrews, Claudia Ruiz, Francesco Beddia, Daniel Beddia and Joanne Miller, who went above and beyond, heading out for more hot dogs and burgers when the BBQ ran out!

For more on the CBC Do Crew, click here.

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