Silver Wings – The Golden Opportunity

Help build the future of Canadian aviation; be part of BCAC VISION 2020

In the last five years, BCAC’s scholarship program has helped over 50 young men and women pursue careers in aviation, but we can and need to do better:

The Need

  • The boomer generation will leave the industry over the next number of years – 19% of ATPL ratings are 50 – 60 years old – 45% of AMEs are over 50
  • There is no indication that the need for pilots and AMEs will diminish
  • The cost of pursuing a career in aviation continues to be high

Our Goal

  • The BCAC endowment fund now stands at $280,000
  • Our vision for 2020 is $1,000,000
  • We aspire to offer scholarships valued at $2,500 to 25 individuals each year by 2020.

How can you help?

  • Corporate donations – A special endowment fund to celebrate your company’s commitment to aviation
  • Individual and legacy funds – A special endowment fund in your name now and into the future
  • Give as you can – bid generously on the items at BCAC events – all the money collected goes directly into the endowment fund

Our current scholarships

Funds within BCAC Endowment Fund

  • Legacy Awards
    • Al Michaud Memorial Bursary, $1,000
    • Anne and Rudi Bauer Memorial Bursary, $1,000
    • Barry and Jim Aviation Maintenance Graduate Bursary, $3,000
    • William Templeton Airport Operations Management Training Bursary, $1,000
    • Mary Swain Memorial Aviation Training Bursary, $1,000
    • BC Aviation Council Career Training Bursary, $1,000
    • BC Aviation Council Flight Instructor Training Bursary, $1,000
    • BCAC Airports Committee Airport Operations/ Management Training Bursary, $1,000
  • Corporate Awards
    • The Conair Group Commercial Aviation Training Bursary, $3,000

Funds Received Annually 

  • Legacy Awards
    • Anderson Family Flight Training Scholarship, $5,000
    • Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang, Ernie Alexander Memorial Bursary, $2,000
    • Michelle Ward Memorial Bursary, $2,000
    • Erissa Young BC General Aviation Association Bursary, $1,000
    • Sparky Imeson Memorial BC General Aviation Association Bursary, $1,000
  • Corporate Awards
    • Helijet IFR Training Bursary Award, $3,500

 

BCAC works with a professional financial advisor to manage the endowment funds and has set up strict policies and procedures to ensure the integrity of the fund.
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To discuss your contribution to the endowment fund, please contact Mark Duncan (604-765-8430) or info@bcaviationcouncil.org

BCAC is a registered charity and tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $20.00
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