Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Canada Remembers International Airshow: Credit Union Centre airshow threatened after director fired.

One of two directors fired for inappropriate spending was in charge of the show

The future is uncertain for the Canada Remembers International Airshow in Saskatoon, after the firing of Brian Swidrovich who organized the event for over a decade.

CUC executive director Will Lofdahk said they're constantly analyzing every event held at the centre.

"We're taking a look at the show for this coming year, and whether or not we will be going forward with it," he said.

"We will be making that decision fairly quickly."

Swidrovich was let go along with fellow employee Will Antonishyn over alleged inappropriate spending during a work trip to Arizona.

The Star Phoenix reported the trip included flights, meals, and prime seats for an NFL game.

After they were let go they filed lawsuits claiming their trip was approved by the previous executive director of CUC.

The lawsuit also claimed several trips besides the one to Phoenix were organized to look into sponsorship, event production and the possibility of a CFL franchise and stadium for Saskatoon.

Board Chair Rich Gabrauch told the newspaper more than $7,000 was spent, some of it was inappropriate. He added that once a review was completed it was determined that termination was reasonable.

Source:   http://cjme.com

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