Silver Wings Industry and Scholarship Awards Celebration

At our annual Silver Wings Awards cocktail dinner style event, the BC Aviation Council recognizes industry colleagues for specific achievements within the province’s aviation and aerospace industry. The BCAC also provides or coordinates over $57,000 in annual scholarships to students making aviation and aerospace a career choice. We invite you to join us on October 23, 2018 at this gala celebration with other aviation and aerospace industry leaders and influencers. The evening includes awards ceremony, fine food, entertainment, silent auction, and great networking opportunities.

See Sponsorship Opportunities for corporate opportunities to support this event. (Sold out)

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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

Time: Registration desk opens at 18:00
18:00-19:25 – networking, food service, music, silent auction
19:25-21:00 – awards and scholarship ceremony
21:00-22:00 – networking, dessert service, silent auction results and close

Dress Code:  Business or cocktail attire.

Registration:
BCAC Member $135
Non-Member $160
Spouse $95
Student $80

Reserved Seating Requests: Limited seating is available for those with mobility issues – contact us at info@bcaviationcouncil.org.

Discounted Airfares: Are available from Pacific Coastal (15% off Bravo and Classic Fares, new bookings only), promo code SilverWings2018; and, Central Mountain Air (book online using promo code BCAC18, 20% off new Econ and Flex fares only).

Discounted Hotel Rate: Is available from Coast Coal Harbour, 1180 West Hastings Street, three days pre and post event, at $185/night. (Closed.)

Register / Purchase Tickets:


2018 SWA Registration Type

Attendee(s) Name(s)

Company or School Name


Celebrating the Following Winners for 2018

Industry Awards

  • Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year – Aero Design Ltd. (Mountain Bike Racks for Rotary Wing Aircraft)
  • BCAC Environmental Award – Victoria Airport Authority (TenTen Creek Sediment Reduction Project)
  • Back and Bevington Air Safety TrophyDoug Strachan, West Coast Helicopters
  • Robert S. Day Leadership TrophyPat Kennedy, Pacific Flying Club
  • William Templeton Airport TrophyNorthwest Regional Airport (YXT) (Terrace-Kitimat Airport Terminal Expansion Project)
  • Lifetime Achievement in AviationPeter Barratt, West Coast Helicopters – and – John Ward, Pacific Adjusters 

Scholarships

  • Anderson Family Private Pilot – Flight Training Scholarship, $5,000Jacob Loukianoff, Tylair Aviation/BP Aviation
  • Ernie Alexander, QC, Memorial Scholarship, $2,000Alex Mogyoros, Pacific Flying Club
  • Al Michaud Memorial Bursary, $1,000Brad Scott, Pacific Rim Aviation Academy
  • Anne and Rudy Bauer Memorial Bursary, $1,000Leo Cheung, Coastal Pacific Aviation
  • Barry and Jim Aviation Maintenance Graduate Bursary, $3,000No Applicants 
  • BCAC Airports Operations/Management Training Bursary, $2,000 x 2 – Kenneth Lieblich, BCIT Aerospace (only one recipient)
  • BCAC Career Training Scholarship, $1,000Suleyman Ilke Altindis, Victoria Flying Club
  • BCAC Flight Instructor Training Scholarship, $1,000Kieran Lapointe, Pacific Flying Club
  • Conair Group Commercial Aviation Training Scholarship, $3,000Victoria Grahn, Chinook Helicopters
  • Harbour Air Advanced Float Plane Endorsement Sholarship (50 hrs)Katherine Cowly, Glacier Air
  • Helijet IFR Training (Rotary) Scholarship, $3,500Cristiano Leao Coehlo, Chinook Helicopters
  • Mary Swain Memorial Aviation Training Scholarship, $1,000Anastasia Lisnevskaya, BCIT Aerospace
  • Michelle Ward Memorial, $2,000Jennifer Zadorozniak, Victoria Flying Club
  • William Templeton Airport Operations Management Training Bursary, $1,000David Cojocar, UBC

BC General Aviation donations for scholarships awarded to:

  • Erissa Yong Bursary, $1,000Quintin Herat (Pilot/AME), Victoria, BC
  • Sparky Imeson Memorial Bursary, $1000Katie Cowley (Pilot), Squamish, BC
  • Onkarbir Singh Toor Memorial Bursary, $1,000Anne Stevens (Student Pilot and Mother of Two), Vanderhoof, BC

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

If you or 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.


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