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The Zura Park Dedication in Barry's Bay


Zurakowski Park
Dedication pg3

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    That evening there was a dinner at the local community centre and it was excellent. More speeches, including one by author Bill Zuk and one titled "My Grandfather, My Hero" by (obviously) Zura's grand daughter were well received. Following this there was music and dancing by, appropriately, the Spitfire Band who played the big band and swing music of 1930s adn 1940s. To watch people of this vintage, such as Anna Zurakowski (Zura did not attend the evening events) and Don and June Rogers (Avro's Chief Test Pilot) carve their own aerobatics across the dance floor really makes one wonder if culture has advanced or done the opposite!

    During this period aficionados were able to view the displays of the Zurakowski Park people, speak to Bill Zuk on his upcoming biography of Zura, Scott McArthur of Arrow Recovery Canada, myself and one other author who was present. It was also quite moving to see the elation and relief of some of the aging Avroites to see that some of us are finally promoting what they (and I) feel is the true story of Avro Canada, the "politics of abdication" included.

    Personally, I felt priviledged to be there. I only hope that Zura doesn't get wind of the fact that I gave his bride a kiss and told her that she was doing a wonderful job taking care of a magnificent man! I would not want this intrepid warrior gunning for me!

Randall Whitcomb

 

 
 

 

The Ceremony.
The Ceremony.
Jan and Anna Zurakowski.
Jan and His Sons.
The Polish Ambassador.

Christening of The Replica.

Statue.
ARC and Randall Whitcomb.
Gala Dinner and Dance.
Bill Zuk speaking about Janusz.
Photo Credits to Scott McArthur and Brian Cuthbertson.

© By Scott McArthur and RL Whitcomb 2006

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