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3 new Kenzen black belts!


Congratulations to Koen, Bee and Sharon for passing their 1st degree “shodan” black exams today! They will now be registered with the Seikokai Shitoryu association in Japan.


GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the documentary of the Hawaii Mars final flight, and the original rescue story

"The Hawaii Mars saved BC, now it's time for BC to Save the Mars."

Please donate to help fund the Hawaii Mars water bomber rescue preparation, final flight, media recording and ultimate preservation to open this iconic aircraft to the public for the very first time.

The Hawaii Mars will soon be a Heritage Canada certified national treasure since it means so much to so many people.

Thank you!

Richard Mosdell
Save the Mars project lead
BC Aviation Museum
at the Victoria International Airport


Comox Air Show & Hawaii Mars Model

The Saturday, May 18, 2024 Comox Air Show had some amazing moments & static displays, plus we got to show off the 9ft Hawaii Mars model!

5th Victoria Open Karate Championships, June 2, 2024


Last Sunday we had a wonderful Victoria Open Championships with over 180 athletes from 22 clubs who traveled from around the island, the mainland, and Washington state. Warm thank you to the volunteer officials and volunteer staff who made this event happen for all the athletes. We look forward to seeing everyone next year at the six annual Victoria open, probably Sunday, June 8, 2025! 


“The Hawaii Martin Mars Rock Band?”

Over 100,000 media hits a day about the Hawaii Mars arrival since the March 28 announcement, and over 5 million by June 1!

The brand promise is that we will enable everyone to enjoy up the aircraft up close, especially to take the two must-get pictures; in front of the nose and in the cockpit.

Every Islander needs these two pics, and to always bring their visiting friends to get them too :)