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Procession for Snowbirds Capt. Jenn Casey to begin shortly after 5 p.m.

Spectators encouraged to wear Snowbirds colours

Early this morning, a CC-130J Hercules carrying Capt. Jenn Casey's remains lifted off from Abbotsford, B.C. and is expected to arrive at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport at 5 p.m., says the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.

Following a brief service on the tarmac, a procession will travel through the city in honour of Casey, the Haligonian public affairs officer for the Snowbirds aerobatic team who died last week when the plane she was in crashed in Kamloops, B.C.

Casey was part of Operation Inspiration, trying to raise morale across the country in the face of the pandemic.

Participants and spectators have been encouraged to wear the Snowbirds colours — red and white — or Habs jerseys, Tragically Hip apparel, or Star Wars clothing — all things Jenn was a fan of, according to her family. Spectators and participants are asked to keep their social distance from each other due to COVID-19.

The following is a map released by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds detailing the route:

captjenncaseyrouteCanadian Forces Snowbirds, via Facebook

You can watch a livestream of the procession on HalifaxToday.ca




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