The Avro Arrow: One Night, Two Hot Topics

avro_arrowGuelph, ON, Friday, June 14, 2013: Discussion about the controversial cancellation of the Avro Arrow and Iroquois engine continues at Guelph Civic Museum Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 pm. Avro  Arrow:  One Night, Two Hot Topic features guest speakers Andrew Hibbert, Arrow Recovery Canada, highlighting Diving for the Lost Avro Models, and Matthew Wiseman, Wilfred Laurier University, exploring the myths surrounding the project.

Hibbert is a member of Arrow Recovery Canada (, a non-profit group, with members ranging from marine heritage specialists and Great Lakes divers to photographers and engineers. Their goal is to recover the lost Arrow models, as they strive “to educate the people of the great achievements the men and women of Avro Canada were capable of.”

Wiseman traces his interest back to stories passed down by his grandfather, who was involved in the doomed Avro Arrow project. “My passion has led to specific research with the intent to provide details that show the Arrow program was not, as is often thought, too expensive to be continued.” He also will present evidence that links the fate of the program directly to the Americans through continental defence.

Admission:  $4 Adults, $3 Seniors & Students. Free for Guelph Museums members.  Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street.  For more information, call 519-836-1221 or visit

Posted by Dawn Owen on June 14, 2013