Kids Zone!

Take a break from the Air Show action and enter the Kids Zone!

The Kids Zone is a family friendly installation inside of Hanger 14 – the home of 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron. The airplanes will be moved aside to allow for an inflatable adventure playground to be set up, along with other special activities for children and their guardians. Quiet activities will include colouring pages, creative zones, and face painting. Portable toilets are located adjacent to the Kids Zone, and seating is available inside of Hanger 14 if guests need to take a rest. Children in the Kids Zone must be supervised.

Air Show guests and Kids Zone visitors will be awed by an installation provided by eatART Foundation, an acronym that stands for Energy Awareness Through art. The educational charity and non-profit uses art, science, and community to build a sustainable future. Co-founder Rob Cunningham is the Honorary Colonel for 19 Air Maintenance Squadron and in his pursuit with eatART his team supports the creation of large-scale, technically sophisticated art that invites viewers to question the social and environmental impact of energy consumption.

HCol Cunningham and his team will represent Daisy the Solar Powered Tricycle, Titanoboa the 50 foot electro-mechanical snake, and Mondo Spider, a rideable 8-legged, walking, electric powered vehicle.

The eatART projects are utilized as educational opportunities that help to develop skills in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics), project management, grant writing, and green technology. After project development is complete, the art is then showcased to the public to prompt conversations regarding energy use.

The eatART team looks forward to engaging guests at the Comox Air Show on May 18!