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Silver Wings Awards

At its annual Silver Wings Awards cocktail dinner style event, the BC Aviation Council recognizes industry colleagues each year for specific achievements within the aviation industry in the province.  It also provides over $25,000 in annual scholarships to students making aviation a career choice in the province.  We invite you to join us on October 25, 2017 at this gala celebration with other aviation industry leaders and influencers. The evening includes awards ceremony, fine food, entertainment, silent auction, and great networking opportunities.

For companies looking for sponsorship opportunities to support this event, view sponsorship options.

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Venue:
Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre West
2nd Level, Ocean Foyer
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Time: Registration desk opens at 18:00
18:00-19:30 — networking, food service, music, silent auction
19:30-21:00 — Awards ceremony
21:00-22:00 — networking, dessert service, silent auction results and close

Dress Code:  Business attire for men, cocktail dress or pant suit for women

Registration: Early-bird rate EXTENDED
BCAC Member: $130.00
Non-Member : $140.00
Spouse: $95.00
Student: $80.00
Reserved seating request: Limited seating for those with mobility issues, contact BCAC Administrator at info@bcaviationcouncil.org

REGISTER:


Select Membership Type:
Attendee(s) Name(s):
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Hotel block:
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 W. Hastings St, Vancouver
Rate: S/D $175.00
Book online before October 11th to receive BCAC rate.

Flight Discount offers to event attendees:

Pacific Coastal Airlines offers a 15% discount to/from YVR and all markets (excluding float plane).
Booking Period:  September 5-October 24, 2017
Travel Period:  October 22-27, 2017

Central Mountain Air offers a 30% discount off Econ and Flex fares (standard fare terms and conditions apply).
Available on all Central Mountain Air flights to/from Vancouver
Book by October 24, 2017
Travel between October 22 and 29, 2017.

You must register for SWA event first then call BCAC Administrator at 604-882-1261 for booking code in order to receive flight discount.

CELEBRATING THE FOLLOWING WINNERS FOR 2017

Industry Awards:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year in Aviation
    Craig Murray, Nimmo Bay Resort
  • BCAC Environmental Trophy
    Masset Regional Airport
  • Back and Bevington Air Safety Trophy
    Cathy Press, Chinook Helicopters
  • Robert S. Day Trophy
    Teara Fraser, Iskwew Air Inc.
  • Wm Templeton Trophy
    Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
  • Lifetime Achievement in Aviation
    Terry Rea, YVR Tower, Nav Canada 

Scholarships:

  • Anderson Family Flight Training Scholarship, $5,000 – Derek Strangway, Pacific Flying Club
  • Ernie Alexander Memorial $2,000 — Matthew Lum, BCIT Aerospace
  • Al Michaud Memorial $1,000 — Kieran Lapointe, Pacific Flying Club
  • Anne & Rudy Bauer Memorial, $1,000 — Nadia Scott, Victoria Flying Club
  • Barry & Jim AME Graduate, $3,000 — Sean Peterson, BCIT Aerospace
  • BCAC Airports Ops/Mgt Training, $2,000 each — Jason Tran and Jaskaran Sidhu, BCIT Aerospace
  • BCAC Career Training, $1,000 — Dylan Reid, Pacific Flying Club
  • BCAC Flight Instructor Training, $1,000 — Paawan Miglani, Southern Interior Flight Center
  • Conair Group Commercial Aviation Training, $3,000 — Edward Harry, Chinook Helicopters
  • Harbour Air Advanced Float Plane Endorsement (50hrs) — Natasha Shoebridge, Victoria Flying Club
  • Helijet IFR Training (Rotary), $3,500 — Rowland Stanley, Chinook Helicopters
  • Mary Swain Memorial, $1,000 — Brenna Short, BCIT Aerospace
  • Michelle Ward Memorial, $2,000 — Owen Titerle, Coastal Pacific Aviation
  • Wm Templeton Airport Ops/Mgt Training, $1,000 — Sina Tajbakhsh, BCIT Aerospace

BC General Aviation donations for scholarships awarded to:

  • Erissa Yong Bursary, $1,000 — Aidan Charles
  • Sparky Imeson Memorial Bursary, $1000 — Jonathan Davis
  • Onkarbir Singh Toor Memorial Bursary, $1,000 — Janie Goh

Did you know you can donate to the BCAC Scholarship program or individual scholarships?   Information

If your company would like to set up its own scholarship with BCAC, contact Mark Duncan, Endowment Committee Chair to discuss options.


BC Aviation Council Photo Gallery

The BC Aviation Council has an online photo gallery with photos from past Silver Wings Awards events. Please feel free to view our photo gallery through the link below.

BC Aviation Council Photo Gallery 


Thank you to our 2017 Silver Wings Awards Sponsors to date:

PRESENTING SPONSOR

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CAPTAIN LEVEL – $5,000

FIRST OFFICER LEVEL – $2,500

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NAVIGATOR LEVEL – $1,250

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MARSHALLER / ENGINEER – $500

 

OTHERS

 

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