This would have been the perfect weekend for Quesnel’s SkyFest airshow. But the event was cancelled last month when the Quesnel airport became crucial to the wildfire fighting efforts.
The cancellation has left airshow officials scrambling to raise money to pay the bills. It’s Ford Mustang raffle has become more important. Tickets are being sold in Prince George this week at different Save On Food Locations, leading up to Sunday’s draw.
Officials say they had expected to sell the majority of the raffle tickets during the airshow itself and last month during Quesnel’s Billy Barker Days. Despite the cancellation of those two events, officials remain hopeful they’ll survive this year’s situation and host SkyFest again in 2019.