CBC has a story about the first ever female Snowbird leader. "Lt.-Col. Maryse Carmichael takes command of the Snowbirds on Thursday. She is the first woman to ever run the popular aerobatic team in its 40-year history."
Check out the whole story here!
(Note: While the gender barrier has now been broken, the colour barrier seems to still be in place. There does not appear to have been any people of colour in this position yet, and certainly not women of colour.)