HMCS Ojibwa is in its second year leading visitors on a journey of discovery behind the scenes of the Cold war and the Canadian Submarine Service. Ojibwa is a finalist for two major Canadian tourism awards, the Brewster Travel Canada Innovator of the Year Award from the Travel Industry Association of Canada and the Travel Industry Association of Ontario Innovator of the Year Award.
The Elgin Military Museum in St. Thomas is currently featuring exhibits commemorating local participation in World War I, including the “Vimy Poppy” picked by a local vet on the battlefield in 1917.
No one who visits the Harvard Aircraft Association hangars at the Tillsonburg Airport ever leaves disappointed. These aircraft formed the backbone of the World War II Allied Air Training and were key to the Allied victory in the air. Members of the Association will be happy to give visitors a hands-on tour of these amazing planes.
This special combo tour is being presented in partnership with the Province of Ontario, the Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation, Tourism Oxford, Elgin County Tourism and Railway City Tourism of St. Thomas. “We are very excited about this partnership”, said Melissa Raven of the Elgin Military Museum. “The region is full of incredible places to visit and Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect opportunity to do some exploring before winter sets in.”
To book your tour of HMCS Ojibwa, call the Elgin Military Museum at 519-633-7641. For more information, visit the organization web sites at www.projectojibwa.ca, www.harvards.com and www.elginmilitarymuseum.ca.