The Eastern Townships Airshow (ETAS) in Canada has canceled plans for a 2016 event. The show was scheduled to be held in Bromont, Quebec this August 20th and 21st. The Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet demo team were scheduled to attend. A local news article in French (translation by Google here) announced the cancellation last week. Organizers cite lack of sponsorship as the main reason, saying they were as much as $175,000 short of the needed budget.
The cancellation opens up a weekend in the Snowbird and CF-18 schedules right at the height of airshow season, and some large US shows could stand to benefit if they are able to secure one or both teams. Thunder Over Michigan is featuring the Breitling Jet Team that weekend, and Chicago is hosting the USAF Thunderbirds. The US Navy Blue Angels have the weekend marked as TBD on their schedule.
We’ll update the schedules accordingly once more is known.