Message from the President

Welcome to the 2021 Bagotville International Air Show (SAIB). While each SAIB has its own personality, the 2021 show will definitely go down in history, marking the end of a difficult time and the beginning of a return to normal.

Knowing that the SAIB is an important hallmark event in the region, we quickly decided to adapt our usual approach to hold the event and make it a success. The theme is Operation BON VOISINAGE. For the first time in its history, the SAIB will come to you with a very special mission: to bring hope, comfort and joy.

More than ten aircraft will perform low flyovers right over the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, National Capital and Bas-Saint-Laurent regions over the course of the day. In the form of a gift to the people, this unusual show will give us the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and operational excellence that define the Royal Canadian Air Force.

We are proud to have been recognized as the world’s first eco-friendly and carbon neutral air show in 2019; we will give the same attention to this important aspect in 2021. We are committed to renewing our partnerships in order to offset all greenhouse gases emitted over the course of the day.

During this special edition of the SAIB, I hope that you can fully appreciate the commitment of all members of Canadian Forces Base Bagotville to their community. Our visits to neighbouring regions are an opportunity to showcase the most significant military air show in the country.

Enjoy the show, and we’ll see you in Bagotville in June 2023 !

Colonel Normand Gagné