Upcoming Events

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August 11-13, 2023

Abbotsford Airshow

Abbotsford International Airport, Abbotsford. BC

The Abbotsford International Airshow will feature several talented female role models in aviation and aerospace. It will highlight female participation both in the air and on the ground. Airshow goers can expect feature performances from world-class aviators, including Major Kristin Wolfe, commander and pilot of the United States Air Force F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team; Lieutenant Brianna Bilunas, Electronic Warfare Officer with the United States Navy E/A-18 Growler Demonstration Team; unlimited world aerobatic competitor Melissa Burns; and Vera Martinovich, B-25 Mitchell warbird pilot. On the ground, young women and girls can expect specialized aviation-themed exhibits, education and activities, and a significant representation by women across visiting static aircraft crews from Canada, the United States and beyond in military and civilian roles. Flight displays from the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, US Air Force F-35 Lightning, US Navy Growler, RCAF Hornet, Canadian Forces Skyhawks, and many more aircraft. For more information, visit abbotsfordairshow.com.


August 16-17, 2023

YVR for Kids

Gala Dinner: Wednesday, August 16, Sheraton Vancouver Airport, 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC

Golf Tournament: Thursday, August 17, Quilchena Golf & Country Club, 3551 Granville Ave., Richmond, BC

This year marks the 32nd year the airport community will come together to help support local children’s charities. Clear Skies Children’s Foundation presents the annual YVR for Kids Gala and Golf Tournament. Now in its 31st year, it has become the preeminent and much-loved airport celebration of the year. Through partnerships with the YVR, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and many other key sponsors, YVR for Kids brings together more than 350 guests for a Gala Dinner and Auction and the Sheraton Vancouver Airport, followed by an afternoon of golf at Quilchena Golf & Country Club. YVR for Kids has donated more than $5 million to children’s charities. For more information, visit yvrforkids.org.

August 24, 2023

YVR Pancake Breakfast

Templeton Station, Vancouver International Airport (7am to 11am)

Leave home a little earlier, or come by on a break—bring a friend, colleague or family (and your appetite) to Templeton Station for breakfast between 7 am and 11 am, all for a great cause. Our chefs, YVR Fire & Rescue Team, are excited to get cooking and will not disappoint! The airport’s newest firetruck will also be onsite for you to check out. All proceeds from the event will go towards BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund, which provides life-saving, life-supporting and life-enriching services to burn survivors while also providing community support, research and prevention programs.
Who: Everyone! When: Friday, August 24, 7 am to 11 am. Where: Templeton Station. What: Pancake Breakfast by donation. Payment options include cash or credit card.


October 17-19, 2023

2023 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition

Las Vegas, Nevada

Immerse yourself in the world of business aircraft—view fixed-wing aircraft of all sizes, from single-engine airplanes and turboprops to long-range jets. See today’s helicopters and tomorrow’s advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft. NBAA-BACE is business aviation’s biggest and most productive event of the year. For more information, visit nbaa.org.

November 7-8, 2023

Canadian Aerospace Summit

Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

The 2023 Canadian Aerospace Summit offers access to the Canadian aerospace industry. Join more than 1,200 participants, primarily C-suite executives and government officials, to network, do business and learn about the latest industry trends. For more information, visit aerospace.summit.ca.

November 14-16, 2023

CHC Safety & Quality Summit

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

This year’s theme is “Reset 2024: Developing New Safety Mindsets,” introducing a new CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2023 structure. On Monday, a full day of next-generation training for high-potential candidates who we hope will lead our industry in the future. These next-gen delegates will join the conference from Tuesday onwards, exploring and developing new safety mindsets and creating a succession plan to ensure the safety and quality of the industry in 2024 and beyond. There will be new morning sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to inform and inspire. For more information, visit chcheli.com.