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Silver Wings Industry and Scholarship Awards Celebration 2024

18 Oct 2024
5:45pm - 10:00pm PDT
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
BCAC Member and Guest(s)
24 Oct 2024
Log In Required
Non-Member and Guest(s) 24 Oct 2024 $199.00
Industry Winner and Guest (1) 24 Oct 2024 Free
Scholarship Winner 24 Oct 2024 Free
Scholarship Winner Guest(s) 24 Oct 2024 $99.00
Major Sponsors-Silver (1), Gold (2), Platinum (4), Presenting (10) 24 Oct 2024 Free
2024 Scholarship Donor >$2.9k (1) >$7.5k (2) > $15k (3) 24 Oct 2024 Free
Approved Guests/Online Auction Winners 24 Oct 2024 Free
Approved Silver Wings Volunteer/Staff/Performers 24 Oct 2024 Free
Approved Media (limited) 24 Oct 2024 Free
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Event Details

Event Overview



At our annual Silver Wings Industry and Scholarship Awards Celebration, the BCAC recognizes aviation and aerospace industry colleagues for specific achievements. As well, we disburse almost $150,000 through our Scholarship Awards Program to hard-working students enrolled in aviation and/or aerospace programs in British Columbia. We invite you to join us at this annual gala Celebration at the Vancouver Convention Centre West for an evening of fine food, live entertainment, an online auction, a 50/50 draw, a vibrant awards ceremony and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Registration is open.

Chair's Women in Aviation and Aerospace Reception (CWAAR) 

Additionally, BCAC's Chair, Heather McCarley (Vantage Airport Group), and BCAC's Vice-Chair, Cathy Press (Chinook Helicopters) will host a pre-event Chair's Women in Aviation and Aerospace Reception (CWAAR) from 16:45-17:45. Admission is by invitation and a voluntary donation to the Mary Swain Scholarship fund which supports women in aviation. For an invitation to the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Reception, please reach out to our Chair, Heather McCarley, via Dave Frank, Executive Director.


PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to also attend the Silver Wings Industry and Scholarship Awards Celebration immediately afterwards, you will need to purchase a separate ticket. 

Silver Wings Industry and Scholarship Awards Celebration


October 18th, 2024, 17:45 - 22:00


Vancouver Convention Centre West - 3rd Floor, 1055 Canada Place, Downtown Vancouver



16:45 - 17:45   Chair's Women in Aviation and Aerospace Reception (by invitation).
17:45   Main Reception: Networking, food service, entertainment, online auction and 50/50 Lottery draw.
19:25 - 20:45   Industry and Scholarship Awards Celebration.
21:00   50/50 Lottery close.


  50/50 Lottery winners announced (must be present to win).
21:00 - 22:00   Networking, dessert service plus online auction (Online auction closes November 9th, 2023, at 21:00.)


Business or cocktail, flight uniform, or job interview attire. Black tie optional.


BCAC Member $142
Non-Member $189
Spouse $115
Low Income Student/Recent Graduate $32 (limited number sponsored)


Tables for groups of eight are available but limited. Reserved seating is also available for guests with accessibility requirements – for information, please contact us directly at (or simply ask one of our friendly volunteers for assistance at the event).


Questions? Contact us!


Sponsorship Opportunities


Table & Seat Reservations

Table seating is first come, first served; however, tables can often be reserved for groups of ten, half tables for five, and for all mobility-challenged guests.

Send a reservation request to and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Industry and Scholarship Award Winners




Please welcome our new Piper, Alastair Lee. Alastair is an Honours Graduate in Sound Engineering from the Art Institute of Vancouver. He has been a member of the World Champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band since 2008 and has appeared with the pipe band at various venues throughout the world including the Lincoln Centre in New York City, and the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow (sometimes on keyboard as well as pipes). Alastair is also a prominent solo piper in the Pacific Northwest and has won many top awards including the prestigious “A Marches” and “A Strathspey & Reel” at the Argyllshire Gathering in Oban, Scotland. While piping is his first interest, he enjoys playing many instruments and composing his own music.

Silver Wings Hotel Partners

Take advantage of the BCAC's Hotel Discount Program; our amazing Hotel Partners offer our members YEAR ROUND preferred rates.

The participating hotels closest to the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre are the Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver, the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront and the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Of course, there are also several hotel partners located near YVR, if that's most convenient for you.

Travel Partners

Arrive in Style for the Silver Wings Celebration! Our amazing Travel Partners are offering preferred rates to our Silver Wings event guests. See details below:

Air Canada


Promo Code: P8QANTA1
Terms & Conditions:
>  To book a flight with your promotion code, access and enter your promotion code in the Promotion Code Box.
> The booking is to be made to the following city: Vancouver, YVR (CA)
> The travel period begins Thursday, October 19, 2023 and ends Friday, November 03, 2023.
>Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
>For North America; 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International Travel' 10% on standard fares & higher.

Pacific Coastal Airlines

Promo code: SILVERWINGS23-######
Applicable Fare and Markets: 50% off Bravo, Classic, and Encore fares to/from YVR
Sale Period: Oct 13 – 26, 2023
Travel Period: Oct 21 - 29, 2023
Terms & Conditions: Single use promo code, one passenger booking roundtrip. Discount is applicable to Bravo, Classic, and Encore fare types (base fare only). New bookings only. Fares and seats are limited and subject to availability at the time of reservation. May not be combined with any other program, promotion, or discounts. Subject to applicable fare terms and conditions. Bookings can be made via PCA's website or by calling 1-800-663-2872.

NOTE: Please email for your unique promo code prior to booking.

Central Mountain Air

Promo code: SILVERWINGS2023
Discount: 50% discount
Sale Period: 17 Oct to 26 Oct
Travel Period: 21 Oct to 29 Oct
Terms & Conditions: Return to/from YVR only. Book on


Promo code: BCACSW2023
Discount: Allows attendees of BCAC Silver Wings Awards with a 20% Discount for FULL Fare travel.
Sale/Travel Period: The discount is valid October 25-27, 2023, to allow pre/post travel time.
Terms & Conditions: Reservations may be made with one of our Helijet Reservations Agents, quoting the code to them at 1.800.665.4354, or book onlineat and enter the code in the Coupon Box under the fare subtotal.


Silver Wings 2023 Online Auction

One of the most popular (and important) aspects of our annual Silver Wings Scholarship and Industry Awards Celebration is the Online Auction.

As you may already know, the BCAC administers the largest aviation and aerospace Scholarship Award Program in Canada, disbursing almost $150,000 to hard-working students enrolled in aviation or aerospace education programs in British Columbia. Half of the proceeds from the Online Auction directly support our Scholarship Awards Program, the remaining half support other BCAC programs and services including our extremely popular Youth Engagement Programs, i.e. monthly "Hangar Hangout" events.

We have a wide array of amazing auction items graciously donated by our benefactors and supporters. Please visit our Silver Wings Online Auction webpage ( to view all of the items on offer - we're sure you'll find something to pique your interest!

Questions? Contact us at

Sponsorship or Donation Inquiries? Contact

50/50 Draw

A 50/50 draw will be held over the course of the evening:

1 for $10; 3 for $20; 9 for $50; 20 for $100.

All gross (not net) proceeds support BCAC's scholarships and other programs.

Draw held immediately following the awards ceremony (about 9pm). Must be present to win.

If you choose to donate to one of the BCAC held scholarship funds, you will receive a charitable tax receipt for the entire amount plus 15 minutes of fame!

Menus & Best Practices

The VCC participates in 'best practices' food waste reduction programs in order to help provide much-needed support to local non-profit organizations that feed vulnerable people in our communities.

18 Oct 2024
5:45pm - 10:00pm PDT

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