Silver Wings Awards and Scholarship Winners Announced

Sep 15, 2016

BC Aviation Council Award and Scholarship Winners Announced!

Congratulations to all our award and scholarship winners! We look forward to celebrating with you at the Silver Wings Awards Gala on October 26 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. 

 At the annual Silver Wings Awards on October 26, the British Columbia Aviation Council (BCAC) will honor and highlight the many achievements of its members, industry leaders and the youth who benefit from over $23,000 awarded annually in scholarships.

BCAC’s premier event, the Silver Wings Awards, will take place on Wednesday, October 26 at Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, beginning at 6 p.m.

Award Winners: 

  • Entrepreneur of the Year in Aviation:  Ken Norie, President and CEO of the VIH Aviation Group of Companies
  • BCAC Environmental Award in Aviation: Price Rupert Airport
  • Back and Bevington Air Safety Award: Darlene George, Nav Canada Manager – Victoria Tower
  • Robert S. Day Award: Villi Douglas, Port Hardy Airport
  • William Templeton Award: Port McNeill Airport
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Terry Jones, Operations Manager, Advantage Helicopters
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Danny Sitnam, President, Helijet International Inc.

Scholarship Winners:

  • Ernie Alexander Memorial – $2,000: Jonathan Bloomquist, Pacific Flying Club
  • Al Michaud Memorial – $1,000: Amanda Boettcher, Coastal Pacific Aviation
  • Anne & Rudy Bauer Memorial – $1,000: Tyler Smith, Coastal Pacific Aviation
  • Barry & Jim AME Graduate, $3,000: Stephen Forsyth, BCIT
  • BCAC Airports Ops/ Mgt Training, $1,000: Max Ellwood, BCIT
  • BCAC Career Training, $1,000: Paawan Miglani, Air Cadets, Okanagan College
  • BCAC Flight Instructor Training, $1,000: Adnan Valdes, Pacific Flying Club
  • Mary Swain Memorial, $1,000: Fanny Leroy, Squamish
  • William Templeton Airport Ops/ Mgt Training, $1,000: Bryan Lim, BCIT
  • Michelle Ward Memorial, $2,000: Nathan Goebel, Victoria Flying Club
  • Conair Group Commercial Aviation Training, $3,000: Nicholas Sutherby, Pacific Flying Club
  • Mark Duncan AME Scholarship, $1,500: Jagdeep Sandhu, University of Fraser Valley
  • Anderson Family Flight Training Scholarship, $5,000: Kurtis Scott, Pacific Flying Club

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