Driving Recovery - June 5-7 Conference
There are only a few days left to register for our "Driving Recovery - June 5-7 Conference" at the new Courtyard By Marriott in Prince George, BC. We have a great line up of speakers including Signature Dinner Guest Speaker Dave Curtis, retired leader of Viking, De Havilland and Longview Capital, who will be discussing the future of aviation and propulsion systems.
Discussions address topics that include: Sustainability, Safety and Recovery, Massive Projects Logistics and RPAS Medical Pilot, the YVR Digital Twin Simulation Model, Aviation and the Base Camp to the North at one Lunch, Influencing Public Opinion and Government Policy, the Socio-Economic Importance of Aviation and Aerospace, ACAP/BCAAP Airport Capital Funding, Economic, Social and Competitive Cost of Regulations, Taxation, Rents and Fees, Tourism and Aviation's Symbiotic Relationship, Human Resources Crisis, and much more. Check our our draft Agenda on the Event Registration Page for more details.
It's not all work, however! Gordon Duke (President and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority) will be leading a Guided Craft Brewery Tour on Sunday afternoon, Heather McCarley, (Chair, BCAC, and Director, Regulatory Operations, Vantage Airport Group) will be leading daily morning walks to local parks and scenic lookouts, there is an airside tour of YXS airport, and we have famous local entertainers and a portrait artist eager to share their skills. Our conference will be welcomed by re-elected Chief Dolleen Logan at our Welcoming Reception (with a special scholarship dedication) and the Signature Dinner will be held at the Northern Lights Estate Winery, scenically located under tents on the bank of the Nechako River.
Visit the Driving Recovery June 5-7 Conference Registration Page to register for this exciting event! Scroll through the Tabs for information about our Travel Partners (including promotional discount codes), Accommodations, Speaker Profiles, Sponsorship Opportunities (closing noon Pacific today), Recommended Activities and more.
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Online Auction Ends June 21st
Our "Driving Recovery June 5-7 Conference" Online Auction ends in the afternoon of June 21, 2023. This auction supports our scholarship and other programs. The BCAC administers the largest scholarship program in Canada for aviation and aerospace students. We're actively working to help alleviate the looming labour shortage in our industry by encouraging and supporting the younger generation achieve their dreams of working in the aviation and aerospace industry in BC and beyond. Bid on great items for a good cause - including tickets for two anywhere in Air Canada's network (yes that includes the new service to Bangkok). New items being added daily.
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The Sky's No Limit - Girls Fly, Too!
This annual event was held at the Abbotsford Airport on April 29th and 30th, 2023, to huge crowds. Women and girls were offered free flights in small aircraft, including helicopters. The free flights were reserved for those who have never flown in a small aircraft before, as a way to attract more women into the aviation and aerospace industry.
Despite the many opportunities available in these high-tech fields, the female demographic is still very under-represented. Only six per cent of the professional pilot population are women in the United States and Canada, and that number has stayed consistent during the past 25 years.
In Canada, only 2.3 percent of licensed aircraft maintenance engineers are women. We need to work together to increase participation by women, Indigenous youth, and Students from remote and rural communities if we are to have any chance of fixing the growing human resources crisis that already exists in aviation and aerospace
The event began as a small aviation event in Yellowknife in 2012, and has grown into the world’s largest outreach event of its kind. Visit The Sky's No Limit - Girls Fly, Too website for more information.
(Souce: Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, Jessica Peters)
Hope Air Releases Strategic Plan for 2023 - 2025
Hope Air, Canada’s national charity providing full-service travel and accommodation to Canadians who must travel for vital medical care, announced today the release of a new three-year strategic plan developed to guide the charity’s priorities through 2025. This plan also enables Hope Air to respond to the significant and ongoing challenges in the Canadian healthcare system and broader economy which are driving an increase in demand for its services.
The new Hope Air Strategic Plan reaffirms the mission of the charity: To provide Canadians in financial need with free travel, accommodation and related services for medical care far from home. The plan further articulates the key principles of Hope Air’s work including the acknowledgment that Canadians living in remote and rural communities face significant financial barriers to travel for medical care. By removing these barriers, Hope Air’s support improves the quality and outcome of health care delivered for thousands of Canadians each year.
“This new Strategic Plan will support the charity’s key impact goals of Better Health, Poverty Reduction and Stronger Communities in the years ahead” said Auriol Marasco, Chair of the Hope Air Board of Directors. “Hope Air firmly believes that where you live, or if you can afford to travel, should not impact if you live. This plan makes the commitment that no Canadian will be left behind when it comes to accessing medical care.”
“The new Hope Air Strategic Plan anticipates a significant increase in demand and sets out ambitious targets for our charity to meet this growing need” said Mark Rubinstein, Chief Hope Officer. “Our expectation is to be called upon to facilitate over 18,000 travel arrangements by 2025. This will require our team and community of supporters – Donors, government, Foundations, Individuals and corporate partners – to rally to the need of Canadians in need throughout our country.”
The 2023-2025 Hope Air Strategic Plan can be viewed HERE
Background & Information Highlights:
Founded in 1986, Hope Air is a national charity that has facilitated over 170,000 travel arrangements since its inception. In 2022, Hope Air provided 10,251 travel arrangements, an increase of 51% over the prior year. This included 5,671 airline flights and 2,359 accommodation nights along with other services. Hope Air provides support to patients living in over 400 communities including all provinces.
For more information, Hope Air’s 2022 Impact Report has been attached to this eNewsletter.
(Source: Skies Magazine - Hope Air Press Release, Photo/HopeAir)
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