Sarnia Airport - Sarnia ON (Canada)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bon Echo
N 42° 59.593 W 082° 18.377
17T E 393514 N 4760889
Quick Description: Now called the Sarnia Chris Hatfield Airport, it was opened in 1984
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 12/27/2013 7:16:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMJRZP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
This Grand Opening plaque is located just inside the main entrance to the Sarnia Chris Hatfield Airport.

The plaque contains text in both English and French; the English text reads:

This terminal building was officially opened November 17, 1984 by Kenneth James, MP Sarnia-Lambton, on behalf of Transportation Minister Don Mazankowski, by the Honourable Andrew Brandt, MPP for Sarnia and Ontario Minister of the Environment, by Marceil G. Saddy, Mayor of Sarnia and by Ray Whitnall, Reeve of Sarnia Township.

About the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport
(from Wikipedia, (visit link)
Sarnia (Chris Hadfield) Airport, (IATA: YZR, ICAO: CYZR), is located 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) east northeast of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport currently can handle aircraft with no more than 30 passengers. The airport was renamed after astronaut, and Sarnia native, Chris Hadfield in 1997.

About Kenneth James, MP
(from Wikipedia, (visit link)
Kenneth Albert James (born 5 August 1934 in Sarnia, Ontario) was a Progressive Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was a businessman, farmer, marketing and sales manager by career. James served as reeve and councillor for the Township of Sarnia for a decade. In federal politics, he represented the Ontario riding of Sarnia—Lambton where he was first elected in the 1984 federal election and re-elected in 1988, therefore becoming a member in the 33rd and 34th Canadian Parliaments.

About Andrew Brandt, MPP
(from Wikipedia, (visit link)
Andrew S. "Andy" Brandt (born June 11, 1938) is a former politician and public administrator who has served in a number of roles in the province of Ontario, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Progressive Conservative from 1981 to 1990, and was a cabinet minister in the governments of Bill Davis and Frank Miller. He later served as interim leader of the Progressive Conservative Party from 1987 to 1990 before being appointed as Chairman and CEO of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and serving in that capacity longer than anyone. Before making the leap to provincial politics, he served as alderman and later as the 63rd mayor for the city of Sarnia.

About Marceil Saddy
(from Wikipedia, (visit link)
Marceil Saddy (died March 7, 1988) was a Canadian politician, who served as 64th mayor of Sarnia, Ontario from 1980 until his death in 1988. Prior to becoming the city's mayor, he was a journalist and editor of the Sarnia Gazette.

About Ray Whitnall
(from the Sarnia Observer, (visit link)
[Ray Whitnall] served as a councillor, deputy reeve and reeve in Sarnia Township, and then the Town of Clearwater, from 1976 to 1994, and was a federal prosecutor in Sarnia from 1984 to 1995.
What was opened/inaugurated?: Municipal Airport

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Kenneth James, MP

Date of the opening/inauguration?: November 17, 1984

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