NOVEMBER 2013 UPDATE
Pleased and honored to announce that I have signed a renewed three year Memorandum
of Understanding with Alexander Graham Bell's Parks Canada Museum in Baddeck, Cape
The first MOU saw the sponsoring of a kite exhibit of kites Bell would have seen on his 1910-11 trip around the world, as well as the first international Kites to Flight Symposiums in Burlington and Baddeck.
This second MOU will cover, amongst other things, a Kites to Flight III (North America) in 2014; and Kites to Flight IV (International) in 2015.
Details will be announced early in the new year.
Our number one goal is to do whatever we can to contribute to a sustainable Bell Museum and Baddeck community in the face of increased challenges. Bell in Baddeck represents one of the world's only great kite history reserves, and we have a duty to ensure its future.
2013 - After five years on Pelee Island, we are in the process of moving the museum to the mainland here in the London, Ontario area.
With our family’s recent move to London, we have bold new plans to find a much larger location, and incorporating technology to take advantage of smart phones, the Internet and global conferencing.
Our plans are to officially open in 2014, to allow us the appropriate time to finalize a location, construct new displays, work out the technology, and many, many details which go into such a volunteer undertaking.
Some of the theme displays we will be working on are:
Ray “Good Stuff” Bethell - Be Inspired!
Dime Store Diamonds - Paper Kites of North America
Kites of the world
The Amazing Asia Kites
Kites to Flight
The Kite Library
Pictures, Photos, Prints, Postage, Pins and Post Cards Gallery
The Politics of Kiting
Kites of War
League of Legends
The Bells of Baddeck
Sí Southern Americas
Kite Academy - Mathematics, science, weather, culture, art, crafts, reading, writing, geography, history,
Hook and bullet kiting
Stayed tuned and please “pardon our mess” as they say as we build on five success years as Canada’s only kite museum and prepare for many more.
If you would like to participate in the development of one of these exhibits, to host one or to help sponsor one, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions
out of their own minds, and then believe them to be true. - Buddha
The mission of the museum is to:
* Celebrate the wind
* Encourage cultural, environmental and family activities
* Develop opportunities for people with challenges to fly
... simply stated - to share joy.