Upcoming Events

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May 12-14, 2019

BCAC Spring Conference: Airports, Aviation, Aerospace

Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

This year, the Spring Conference: Airports, Aviation, Aerospace is also hosted by NAV Canada’s Area Operations Consultative Meeting (AOCM). And, as always, there will be plenty of time for networking. For more information, visit bcaviationcouncil.org.

July 22-28, 2019

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

EAA Aviation Center, 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh, WI

EAA AirVenture 2019 is the world’s largest fly-in gathering and one of the world’s largest aviation events, with a total attendance of 500,000. Each year, you can enjoy daily air shows, nearly 1,000 forums and workshops and 800 exhibitors. For more information, visit eaa.org.

August 9-11, 2019

Abbotsford International Airshow

Abbotsford International Airport, 30440 Liberator Avenue, Abbotsford, BC

The Abbotsford International Airshow Society (AIAS) is a non-profit society that has operated in British Columbia since 1966, growing well beyond its borders over the past five decades. In 1970, the Government of Canada designated the Abbotsford Airshow as “Canada’s National Airshow.”  With a role from very early on as a significant stop on the ‘Airshow Circuit,’ the Abbotsford International Airshow has distinguished itself as an event focused on aviation excellence, aerospace advancement and community participation. For more information and updates, visit abbotsfordairshow.com.

August 21-22, 2019

YVR for Kids Golf Tournament & Gala Auction Dinner

Golf Tournament: Quilchena Golf & Country Club, 3551 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC

Gala Dinner & Auction: Sheraton Vancouver, Airport, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

From humble beginnings the YVR Airport-sponsored gala has become a major event for the airport community and source of funds for worthy local children’s charities. For more information and updates, visit yvrforkids.org.

October 5-6, 2019

The Sky’s No Limit: Girls Fly Too

Abbotsford International Airport, 30440 Liberator Avenue, Abbotsford, BC

9am-5:30pm. This annual event is the cornerstone of a gender diversity outreach initiative founded by B.C. pilot Kirsten Brazier in 2012. What began as an aviation event in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories has since evolved into the world’s largest outreach event of its kind in Aviation, Aerospace, Marine and Defence. All participants are invited to meet civilian and non-civilian VIPs, explore an impressive variety of aircraft, equipment and tactical displays; and engage in the many hands-on learning activities. For more information and updates, visit girlsfly2.ca.

October 24, 2019

British Columbia Aviation Council Silver Wings Industry Awards

Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
BCAC’s annual Silver Wings Industry Awards cocktail reception style event recognizes industry colleagues for specific achievements within the aviation and aerospace industry in the province. The BCAC also provides or coordinates more than $57,000 in annual scholarships to students making aviation and aerospace their career choice. For more information. In addition to awards and scholarship ceremony, event includes networking, food service, music, silent auction. For more information, visit bcaviationcouncil.org.

November 18-20, 2019

Air Transport Association of Canada 85th Canadian Aviation Conference and Trade Show

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal, QC

ATAC annual AGM and Tradeshow, with close to 500 delegates, members, sponsors and exhibitors in attendance. Keynote speakers, prizes and awards. For more information, visit atac.ca.