Wednesday, February 23, 2011

BGC takes a little and gives a lot in return.

Marc Turcotte shares his wisdom and joy of aviation with his group.

The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa visit to Vintage Wings was an overwhelming success 12 Feb. A recount of their visit, as published on their website, briefly summarizes the day spent learning about aviation from a vintage perspective. These young girls and boys involved in the S.T.E.P. program are keenly aware of the science of aviation and asked some fairly astute questions regarding the theory of flight, keeping our two tour guides on their toes for the afternoon. Claude Brunette and Marc Turcotte were challenged as they fielded numerous questions from the group of approximately twenty children and club volunteers.

It's a visit that left impressions. Certainly the club members will leave with a little more awareness and appreciation of aviation seeing it through the eyes of history but for Vintage Wings, this tour will be a memorable one as well.

"I’ve given quite a few tours in nearly two years at Vintage Wings, but the tour for the Boys and Girls Club was one of the most thrilling and exhilarating I have given so far," said Marc. "The level of enthusiasm that the kids and teenagers displayed during the tour was incredible and I have to say I think it rubbed off on me in a way because I could have gone on for another hour or two if we had more the time. It was a very rewarding experience."

The session ended with a presentation of prizes for the best answered questions among the boys and girls and each child departed with a small token from the swag gift shop, courtesy of Daniel Brunette, Boys and Girls Club Outreach Officer.

Members of the S.T.E.P. program of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa pose with the Vintage Wings Team at the close of their afternoon visit at Vintage Wings.

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