Hi: I’m a Katie Bear and ready to fly.

I’m named in memory of Kaitlin Vanderhoek - a girl who, like her dad Gerry, LOVED planes and airshows.

Thank you for making me part of your crew. I can’t wait to see the world from the clouds. (Not many bears get a bird’s eye view.) AND Thanks to the Children’s Health Foundation and Siskinds for making my trip possible. Special hugs for Chris Collins and Elana Johnson.

We’ll take lots of pictures, post them on our website -katiesbear.com - and show our kids that anything is possible.

Buckle up. Let’s kick the tires and light the fires.


Bye London, Ontario, Canada.

Katie’s Bears are taking off.

See you in the skies.

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Left to right – Jim Graham, Dave De Kelver, Elana Johnston, Chris Collins, Mayor Matt Brown, Gerry Vanderhoek, John Winston – Tourism London, Sara Steers – Children’s Health Foundation