Captain Jennifer Casey’s arrival home in Halifax

Media advisory

May 22, 2020 – Halifax, N.S. – Department of National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to attend a homecoming ceremony for Captain Jennifer Casey and follow-on motorcade procession from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, through the city of Halifax, to the Atlantic Funeral Home on Sunday, May 24.

The planned motorcade route will be released on the CF Snowbirds and RCAF social media on Saturday, May 23.

Captain Casey, a Canadian Armed Forces Public Affairs Officer, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, died in a CT-114 Tutor crash during a Canadian Forces Snowbirds flight as part of Operation INSPIRATION on May 17, 2020.

It is important to note Capt Casey died trying to inspire people across the country to stay home, keep their distance, and stay safe while keeping their spirits high. At the request of Capt Casey’s family, spectators and participants are encouraged to respect physical distancing guidelines during the event. They have also asked participants and spectators to wear red and white, the official colours of the Snowbirds, to honour Capt Casey.

What:           A homecoming ceremony and motorcade procession

When:           Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 5 p.m. (ADT)

Where:         Shell Aerocentre Halifax, 549 Barnes Drive, Enfield N.S., to the Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. 

Note to editors

Media are requested to arrive on site with photo identification no later than 4:30 p.m. (ADT).

To ensure the safety of all and in order to respect physical distancing rules, media are encouraged to pool their resources and are asked to confirm their attendance with the contact listed below. As the family is grieving as a result of their tragic loss, we request that media respect their privacy.

There will not be an opportunity to interview the family or the dignitaries in attendance.

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The ceremony will be live streamed on CF Snowbirds, Royal Canadian Air Force, and Canadian Armed Forces Facebook pages. 


Captain Lynne Patterson
12 Wing Shearwater
Public Affairs Officer 
Phone: 902-441-3709

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