BCAC Five Year Strategic Plan
It is our pleasure to introduce the BCAC Strategic Plan for 2013-2017. Aviation is critical to enabling and growing the BC economy. The aviation sector supports British Columbians in their everyday lives. It is the job of the BCAC, in partnership with members, stakeholders, and our community, to positively influence the well-being of British Columbia’s aviation sector. It is only by innovating and finding new ways to work together will we see a visible, connected, and thriving aviation and aerospace industry in BC.
This Strategic Plan is a high-level overview of how we will focus the efforts of BCAC over the next five years to achieve this vision.
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SAVE THE DATE–April 24th
BC Aviation Council’s 3 events in 1 day:
08:30-11:30 — Media Workshop with Rebecca Catley — Media Relations 101
Rebecca Catley is Sr Director Communications & Marketing with Vantage Airport Group. Noting the importance of maintaining and enhancing the reputation of your company, through good times and in crisis, you will learn the basics of how to prepare for a media interview, draft key messages, and present on camera. Limited number of spots available.
12:00-1:30 — Lunch with Guest Speaker, Mike Colmant, “Past, Present and Future”
Mike, a former BCAC member and former Abbotsford Airport Manager is now Deputy Airport Director, King County Int’l Airport, also known as Boeing Field, one of the busiest non-hub airports in North America. His presentation gives the inside story on supporting over 40 Boeing 737 deliveries each month as well as secrets of meeting the needs of over 150 airport tenants including Microsoft, Starbucks, sports teams, and the Museum of Flight, while operating just 6 miles south of downtown Seattle, and 4 miles from SeaTac Airport.
Draw Sponsor: Thank you to Central Mountain Air / Hawkair for sponsoring 2 tickets between any two cities served by CMA or Hawkair. Proceeds to BCAC’s Scholarship Fund. Come out and support the next generation of aviators!
Lunch Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact BCAC with your interest in sponsorship to firstname.lastname@example.org
Event presenting sponsor: $1500.00
Gold Sponsor: $1,000.00
Silver Sponsor: $500.00
Student Sponsorship: Sponsor a student to attend the lunch event–an excellent way to have student involvement at BCAC events — $225.00 = 3 BCIT students attendance.
2:00-3:00 — BCAC’s Annual General Meeting
The organization will report to the membership on the year and its activities as well as welcoming the new Board for 2015. All welcome.
All events at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond. To book accommodation, call hotel direct at 1-800-268-1133, or 604-278-1241 and mention you are with the BC Aviation Council Group to receive rate of $129/night. Book prior to April 15th.
SAVE THE DATE–October 30th
Silver Wings Awards
New venue–Vancouver Convention Centre
Mark your calendar to attend this annual event to showcase industry awards and scholarship winners and network with colleagues at a great venue.
Don’t forget to submit a nomination for award before August 31st.
More event details to follow.
A Great Event in Prince George — Eyes on the North
BC Aviation Council took the BC Airports Workshop to Prince George.
On February 26-27th, BC Aviation Council (BCAC) hosted its annual Airports Workshop outside the Vancouver lower mainland.
With imminent growth in the North, BCAC decided to hold the Airports Workshop in Prince George, and showcase this beautiful airport by including an evening networking event and open house at the venue. Workshop topics of discussion included Safety Management Systems, Leasing, Security, and the Economic Impact and Implications our BC airports are currently experiencing.
A common theme of discussion was collaboration and often smaller airports lack the infrastructure and personnel to accomplish some of the requirements. An example of sharing of information has been accomplished by Terrace and Smithers Airports working together to audit each other and it is hoped other airports will do the same.
There was much to learn as evidenced when listening to keynote speaker, Scott Clements (CEO Ft. McMurray Airport) share his airports experiences in rapid growth. The take away from this is the need to share experiences and look beyond the short term vision to build for the future.
The two day event was attended by over 80 industry professionals including airports, government, economic development, air operators and consultants to the aviation industry.
Media were invited to interview Scott Clements and BCAC Chairman, Mark Duncan and local coverage can be viewed at please click here to see
BC Aviation Council awards a number of scholarships each year and grows its endowment fund at events such as this by door prize draws. Because of the draw prize donations received from Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang, and Hatch Mott MacDonald for the event, $700 will be added to that fund.
We wish to thank all of the sponsors who generously supported the event:
Wednesday ‘Mixer’ — Vantage Airport Group, and Blake Productions, Paxton Shuttle Service, YXS Prince George Airport
Platinum — Nav Canada
Gold — G4S Secure Solutions (Canada), and SNC-Lavalin
Silver — Hatch Mott MacDonald, Tetra Tech EBA, Tradewind Scientific
Bronze — Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang, Commissionaires BC, Northern Thunderbird Air, Northwest Regional AP Terrace-Kitimat, PetroValue, Team Eagle, and Travel Northern BC
Others — Central Mountain Air, Tourism Prince George, and Westholme Graphics
BC Aviation Council is very proud to call the Prince George meeting a success and looks forward to our next event(s) on 24 April which includes a Media Workshop, Lunch with Keynote Speaker, and AGM, at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond. More details and registration process will be posted in the coming weeks.
BC Aviation Council’s vision is “An Aviation and Aerospace Community that is Visible, Connected, and Thriving”.
Anderson Family Scholarship–Nominations Now Accepted
The John Anderson family of North Vancouver BC has agreed with the BCAC to fund a $5,000 scholarship, awarded in June each year to a young aspiring pilot. This Award, called the “Anderson Family Flight Training Scholarship”, will be administered by the BCAC. Submissions for 2014 are now closed. Watch for winner to be announced by 15 June.