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  • 14 Jul 2021 4:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to the wildfire situation in BC, the BCFA meet at Northwood Lodge has been postponed. We are looking at having a meeting in September, plans to be announces as soon as possible. Thank you all who expressed interest in the meeting. We have had trouble with July meetings several times over the past few years due to weather and forest fires and will look at possibly moving the date for future meetings. Watch the website and your email for more information about a September meeting

  • 21 Jun 2021 9:46 PM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    BCFA is arranging for a bronze plaque in memoriam of Ken Martin. It will be installed at the Kamloops float plane ramp in the near future. BCFA is accepting donations to help pay for the plaque and installation - check here

  • 7 Apr 2021 8:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2021 BCFA AGM will be at Northwood Lodge on Timothy Lake, July 16, 17, 18. We have had previous AGM’s at Northwood which is located 7 NM North of the 108 Mile Airport. There is lots space on the beach to tail your floatplane into, camp sites and cabins for rent.

    The BCFA has reserved one 3 bedroom cabin, two 2 bedroom cabins , two 1 or 2 bed rustic cabins and 4 campsites. The cabins 2 and 3 bedroom cabins have showers and the rustic cabins don’t have showers, all cabins have a 2-minumum.

    Cut off date for reserving cabins and campsites is June 15. Contact Northwood Lodge at https://www.northwoodlodge.com/ or Ann at 250.396.7311 to make your reservation.

  • 7 Apr 2021 7:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline for the BCFA Scholarship application is the April 30, 2021. Don't miss out, get your application in now. Go to https://www.bcfloatplaneassociation.com/Scholarships for more information. This years scholarship is in memory of Fred Glasbergen who recently passed away. Fred was involved from the start of the BCFA Scholarship and was instrumental in getting it started.

  • 8 Mar 2021 8:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have added a way to make donations to the BCFA Scholarship fund. This was added so that we can accept donations in memory of passed members.


  • 7 Mar 2021 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is with a heavy heart to let you know that a very dear personal and trusted friend of the BCFA, Fred Glasbergen has passed suddenly due to a fluke accident. Fred was a long time devoted past director and member who donated many hours into the association as financial, promotional and activity director.
    His wife, best friend and soul mate Beverly Lawrence,  has asked people to donate to the BCFA scholarship monetary award “In Memory” of Fred in lieu of flowers etc. Fred was a big supporter of the BCFA Scholarship awards.

    Details to follow on how to make a donation in Fred's memory

    There will be a zoom meeting service for Fred on Monday March 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM Vancouver. Please email info@BCFloatplaneAssociation.com to request the zoom meeting link.

  • 6 Mar 2021 7:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline for getting in your BC Parks pre-approval request is the end of April, don't delay, do it now!

  • 15 Jun 2020 2:43 PM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    Approvals for the 2020 season have been received from BC Parks for pre-authorization requests to restricted lakes and emailed out to the requesting members. 
    If you missed your email notice, a copy can be downloaded here. You should carry a copy of the letter with you when visiting a restricted lake.

    We have also received a list of potential floatplane projects that BC Parks would appreciate assistance with. Many of the projects are simple requests for photos for use on their web site or observations during fly-over of animals, tracks, boats, ATVs, or other signs of activity or condition. The list of projects and contact person can be downloaded here.

  • 5 Jun 2020 10:33 AM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    BCFA Members,

    Considering the current COVID-19 situation, the BCFA Board of Directors will modify the 2020 AGM. 

    On Saturday, July 11, 2020, all BCFA members are invited to meet at noon at the Kamloops Flying Club. There, we will meet informally until 3pm, when we will hold a 1-hour AGM business meeting.

    The AGM meeting agenda will include only essential topics including a financial report, membership report, the need to fill open board vacancies and a scholarship discussion. Other topics will be address on an as-needed basis.  We will make this 3 - 4 pm meeting available online. Details of the online meeting will be forthcoming. 

    On Saturday evening, we will organize some type of meal together, whatever seems appropriate at the time.

    We feel this plan balances the uncertainties of planning an event, the need to comply with social distancing best practices and our desire to continue to function as an association.  We invite you to join some of us in person in Kamloops, but understand and fully support your freedom to choose what is best for your situation.

    In addition to our Saturday activities, we plan to conduct an informal fly out on Sunday, July 12th to a destination near Kamloops.

    In conclusion, please join us on Saturday, July  11th, 3-4 pm for our 2020 AGM meeting either in person or online.

    Regards, the BCFA Board of Directors

  • 28 May 2020 7:28 AM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    It is with heavy hearts to hear the passing of Mary Kirner from Nimpo Lake, BC (prior owner of the Nimpo Lake Resort).  Nimpo Lake is the original "Home of the BC Floatplane Association (BCFA)". Take note: for the last ten years or so the annual BCFA general meeting-gathering has circulated around the province of BC, though Nimpo Lake will always be the home of the BCFA since 1997. The BCFA Annual General Meetings,  fly-In events, silent auction, live music, and inspiring guest speakers were once held at the Brandt's Hanger - North shore of Nimpo Lake.  Mary, with a small group of hard-working local women, volunteered and led the making of the weekend home-cooked meals for all the members in attendance and would also assist others in organizing and accommodating the annual events.  There were times the hanger was filled with 100 members and at peak years fifty aircraft would arrive from Western Canada and the U.S. This is just a miNUTE part of Mary Kirner,  RIP  Mary Kirner, you will not be forgotten too soon, you are part of the historical BC Float Plane Association and of its Home.

    "Celebration of Life for Mary Kirner will be held at Terry Brandt's Hanger, Nimpo Lake, BC  July 2021. The exact  'day' TBA in 2021".

    Photo: left: Mary Kirner,  right: Lois Bowman
    credit: 2006,  Lise St. Gelais James

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