2015 Poker Run

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.

There were almost 50 prizes from our generous donors – see below – so most participants had the fun of winning something. As well, Coast Dog Aviation offered an annual inspection up for silent auction. The highest bid doubled our income for the day – our scholarship fund got a great boost from the generosity of all involved.
Thank you so much to everyone: donors, airports, participants, the AeroClub of BC, and the ladies of the 99s who organized the fun event.

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                                        Image result for books
 Airport Coffee Shop, Chilliwack, BC — Free Airport Burger and Pop/Coffee; Free Apple Pie   The Airport Coffee Shop
 Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, BC — Two Free Passes 
 Partners in Health, Maple Ridge, BC — One Hour Massage 3
 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

KGA Flight School

 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 Image result for COPA pilots
 Vancouver Canadians, Vancouver, BC — 4 Game Passes www.canadiansbaseball.com
Kumsheen Rafting Resort, Lytton, BC — Half-day Devil’s Gorge Run Whitewater Raft Trip kumsheen
Pitt Meadows Airport — $125 worth of fuel from the Bowser truck  
 Glacier Air — Scenic TourFly the Ultimate Mountain Adventure in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada, with Glacier Air
HR Macmillan Space Centre — 2 Complimentary Admission PassesHR Macmillan Space Centre
Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, Pitt Meadows — $495 Gift Certificate for a Basic Light Aircraft 24 month altimeter, transponder and static system check!MaxCraft

 Pro Aviation Safety Training — free aircraft ditching, underwater egress and sea survival training session

Pro Aviation Safety

 Greater Vancouver Zoo — Family Pass 

Greater Vancouver Zoo

 Canadian Aviator Magazine — 5 free one year subscriptions

Your source for Canadian Aviation News

 Lightspeed Aviation — mike muffs, t-shirt, hat, sleeping bag

Lightspeed Aviation | Home.

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

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar homepage

 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!


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