June 14, 2015
The BC Coast 99s annual Poker Run scholarship fundraiser was a great success this past Sunday in the sunshine. There were 27 aircraft with 53 poker players who purchased 254 hands. The furthest aircraft was from YYF Penticton, BC.
Pilots could choose five of nine airports from all over the South West of BC including Victoria, Nanaimo, Squamish, Boundary Bay, Delta Airpark, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, and the terminus Pitt Meadows. At each stop participants draw cards for their hands, hoping to get that elusive royal flush.
Tables open at 9am and close at 2:30. Be back at YPK by 3pm to hand in your hands and find out what GREAT prize(s) you win!!
Remember to bid on Coast Dog Aviation’s Annual Inspection and enjoy the BBQ by the AeroClub at YPK. As well, fuel up at Godspeed Aviation by the tower in Abbotsford for $1.69.
Fly safely everyone!!
Prizes continue to roll in for the 2015 Poker Run. Please support the businesses who are supporting us and let them know that you appreciate their support! Thank you for your support too! (Note: bring your hands to the Pitt Meadows table by 3pm to ensure you are eligible for prizes!)
** Be sure to stop at YXX for fuel at the self-serve pump near the tower (Godspeed Aviation) – discounted to $1.69 for the Poker Run!! And have lunch at YPK where the AeroClub will be hosting a BBQ by donation.**
Annual Silent auction item provided by:
Coast Dog Aviation – Pitt Meadows, BC – http://www.coastdogaviation.com
“Free Labour for Annual Inspection” Value $1500+ Make your silent auction bid at YPK!!
|Harry Pride $100 cash prize; a copy of his book “A Life with Wings”; $200 directly toward scholarships|
|Airport Coffee Shop, Chilliwack, BC — Free Airport Burger and Pop/Coffee; Free Apple Pie|
|Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, BC — Two Free Passes|
|Partners in Health, Maple Ridge, BC — One Hour Massage|
|Canadian Museum of Flight — 2 annual museum memberships; and a signed copy of the book “Flyover: British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast: An Aviation Legacy” By Chris Harris and Sage Birchwater.|
King George Aviation — 2 Introductory Ultralight Flights
Johnston Meier Aviation Insurance — BBQ Set & Goody Bags for each plane
Classic Aviation Flight School — 1 hour in the SIM
|COPA — Sunglasses, Fleece Top, T-Shirt|
|Vancouver Canadians, Vancouver, BC — 4 Game Passes|
|Kumsheen Rafting Resort, Lytton, BC — Half-day Devil’s Gorge Run Whitewater Raft Trip|
|Pitt Meadows Airport — $125 worth of fuel from the Bowser truck|
|Glacier Air — Scenic Tour|
|HR Macmillan Space Centre — 2 Complimentary Admission Passes|
|Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, Pitt Meadows — $495 Gift Certificate for a Basic Light Aircraft 24 month altimeter, transponder and static system check!|
Pro Aviation Safety Training — free aircraft ditching, underwater egress and sea survival training session
Greater Vancouver Zoo — Family Pass
Canadian Aviator Magazine — 5 free one year subscriptions
Lightspeed Aviation — mike muffs, t-shirt, hat, sleeping bag
|AeroClub of BC, Pitt Meadows — $100 AVgas, 2 golf shirts, 2 hats|
|Domino’s Pizza — 5 Free Large 3-Topping Pizzas|
|The Keg — $25 Gift Certificate|
|Lordco — $25 gift card, hat, pen|
|Demel Aircraft — Pilot flight bag and 2 headset cases|
|Tara Shannon Artistry — $150 of Pampering (face, hair, nails)!!|
| A couple last minute prizes have come in — 1 case of Aviation Oil from Don Bradshaw and a Soft-Sided Computer case from Tim Cole and Equipment for Survival Kit from the BC Pilot’s Association
Thank you to all the generous donors!!!
A special thank you goes out to:
* AeroClub of BC for the use of their building for the Poker Run event!
* Cynthia Prescott, from O & S Engineering International INC for printing all the Poker Run posters!