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Industry Awards


Nominations for BCAC Industry Awards can be submitted year round but must be in to our office no later than June 30 each year in order to be considered for the current year. Awards will be presented at the annual Silver Wings Awards event. In 2019, it is scheduled for October 24th at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

Fill out the nomination form and recognize BC aviation and aerospace talent. We live in the best province and have some exceptional aviators so please nominate them for recognition by their peers.

All Industry Award Winners Since 1961

Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year

This BCAC trophy is awarded annually to a leading air industry individual or organization that advances aviation in BC through innovative product development, new business ventures, cost saving initiatives, creating new markets and contributing to the overall improvement and leadership of the air transportation network within BC. Submit a nomination.

William Templeton Award

The William Templeton Trophy is awarded annually for outstanding initiative and achievement in the successful development of a community airport, regional airport, heliport or floatplane landing facility by an individual, association, municipal government or company. Submit a nomination

BCAC Environmental Award

The environmental award is presented annually within the aviation industry of BC for an outstanding environmental initiative, program, or accomplishment in one or more areas of protection, rejuvenation and awareness. Submit a nomination.

Robert S. Day Trophy

The Robert S. Day Trophy is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding excellence, contribution and leadership of an individual or organization for the promotion and development of aviation in British Columbia, in keeping with the objectives of the BCAC. The individual or organization is to be BC based with a recognizable contribution to BC. Submit a nomination.

Back and Bevington Air Safety Award

Back and Bevington Air Safety Trophy awarded annually for the most significant contribution to Air Safety in the Province of British Columbia. Submit a nomination.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The BCAC Lifetime Achievement Award in Aviation is presented in recognition of outstanding leadership, promotion and consistent contribution to the continuous development of aviation in the Province of British Columbia and those accomplishments will stand the test of time. Submit a nomination.


With current returns on investment, the endowment income available for these important cash awards is constrained and the BCAC is actively seeking to supplement our endowment with additional donations.

Support the next generation of aviation leaders by making a donation to the BCAC Scholarship & Awards Program. Donations can be made online via our secure form (a tax receipt will be issued for all donations over $20).

You can also donate specifically to “The Mary Swain Memorial Scholarship”, and to the Michelle Ward Memorial Scholarship.

Also support these awards by attending the annual Silver Wings Industry and Scholarship Awards Celebration in the Fall of each year.

Please give until you feel good that your donation will make it easier for students to fulfill their dreams of a career in aviation. Your support of the BCAC’s education and training initiatives is greatly appreciated.