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Devastated by The Avro Arrow Cancellation

STORY BY: Dennis Wright
YEAR: 1957

Dennis's father worked for Orenda Engines at the time of the rollout of the Avro Arrow in 1957. Everyone who worked for either Arrow or Orenda was given a picture of the famous rollout. Later, on a Friday afternoon at a Grade 7 skating party, Dennis remembers hearing that the Arrow program had been cancelled. He was devastated, as was the entire town, as 15% of its workforce were Arrow employees. As a result, "I haven't voted Conservative since then… and never will!" Thanks for sharing, Dennis.

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