February 18, 2016
We recently had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Mike Bourget, the director of operations at the ACER Cold War Museum. Mr. Bourget was kind enough to take the time to tell us about this amazing museum. Get ready to be taken back to the Cold War era. Enjoy! ________________________________________________________________________________
The/Studio: Introduce yourself. Tell our readers a little bit about who you are!
Mike: HI!! We are ACER Cold War Museum, The Acer Cold War Museum “ACM” is a unique non-profit, Charitable organization that was formed in 2015 ACM is based at the Cold war bunker at the Edenvale Airport in Ontario. We also have a satellite museum in Carp Ontario. Flying operations take place in Edenvale, Carp and in Smith Falls.
The/Studio: What is your museum known for ?
Mike: We are your hands on flying museum
The/Studio: What have you learned since starting the ACER Cold War Museum?
Mike: How much it can be. We’ve also learned how many people out there are willing to give of their time in order to volunteer and insure our success
The/Studio: What about your museum are you most proud of?
Mike: I am so very proud of all of our partners, and volunteers
The/Studio: What are some of the greatest challenges you face with your museum?
Mike: Our challenge right now is getting our name out there, so people who are interested in Cold War era jet air craft will know where to find us.
The/Studio: Hopefully this interview will help a little! 😉 Where do you see ACER Cold War Museum in 10 years?
Mike: We see ourselves as Canada’s premiere Cold War Jet museum
The/Studio: What type of legacy do you want to leave?
Mike: We want to leave behind the legacy of never again. By educating people as to how close we came to Armageddon, we are hopeful, people of the world will never let us get that close to mutual destruction again.
The/Studio: We couldn’t agree more! What is the story behind the custom product that you produced with The/Studio?
Mike: We needed a patch for our flight suits, we wanted something that reflected the commonality between the Canadian, and the Communist solution to joint technological issues. Hence the beaver, with the maple leaf, and the communist star
The/Studio: Do you have any promotions you would like to offer our community?
Mike: We would love to offer a discount of no tax for your community customers
The/Studio: That’s very nice of you. Do you have any upcoming events that our community members can attend?
Mike: Not yet, but soon!!
The/Studio: Is there anything our community members can do to help your museum?
Mike: Members can help by signing up to be members of the museum, or by getting in touch with me to donate artifacts, or militaria from the Cold war era.
Thank you, Mike, for taking us inside your museum. For more information on the ACER Cold War Museum, please visit their website: ACMadventures.com