Flight of The Silver Dart

About us

The Silver Dart Centennial Association (SDCA) is a not for profit registered charitable society preparing to deliver one of the most exciting and extensive event programs in Nova Scotia’s history – a year long celebration of the first flight in Canada emphasizing the local contribution of Baddeck, Victoria County, Nova Scotia as the birthplace of Canadian aviation.

No other nation in the world owes more to flight than Canada. Aviation opened up the country and remains a lifeline to communities across this vast land. The origins of aviation in Canada can be traced back to the quaint resort community of Baddeck and the work of Alexander Graham Bell and the Aerial Experiment Association at his Beinn Bhreagh estate.

An active and passionate volunteer planning effort has been ongoing through the work of the SDCA. Friends and neighbours from regional and provincial communities, as well as national and international visitors are invited to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of Canadian aviation. The activities planned will ensure an appropriate memorial to Alexander Graham Bell’s association with Baddeck and his achievements in Aerial Experimentation.