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Pacific Rim Kite Festival

Dear Members and friends,

The Executive would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended, participated and pitched in to help make the 39th annual Pacific Rim Kite Festival a huge success. We welcomed our international visitors Larry and Mary Zyler from Washington State, and Mike and Fran Goddard from the United Kingdom. We had some wonderful demonstrations from our quad line team Island Quad, and a returning visit and demo from past member Tristan Underwood. A special thanks to Nigel Spaxman and Cal Yuen for manning the sound tent. Our vendors supplied us with some tasty treats. Despite the light winds, we had a nice array of color in the sky, dotted by the odd sled kite made in our workshop tent. We welcomed a generous $2000.00 donation from ReturnIt, our local recycling company, and had both their mascot and ours, Mr. Kite (aka Taran Sukert), walking the field greeting our visitors.

The weather was predictably unpredictable, and we had to dash under the tents to avoid the thunder and lightning, but this did not seem to dampen the spirits of the participants nor spectators.

Once again, thanks to all who attended and we look forward to 2015, when the Club will celebrate its 40th Pacific Rim Festival anniversary.

Cheers and all the best for a wonderful summer of flying!

The Executive, BCKA

Pac Rim Kite Festival

Just a reminder that the Pacific Rim Kite Festival is next weekend, June 14th and 15th.

This 39th annual event will once again feature many of our local single, dual and quad line flyers.

It will also feature an international couple, Mr. and Mrs. Mike and Fran Goddard from Manchester England.

They will be flying their very colorful and  artistically crafted hand-built kites. Come and see their colorful display, as well as take

in the children’s kite making workshop, face painting, food vendors, and the ever popular teddy bear  and candy drops.

 

Come for the day and say hello to fellow flyers.

Hope to see you there!

39thPacRimPoster2014

Victoria Kite Festival Info

                          VICTORIA KITE FESTIVAL 2014

Greetings Kite flyers

Only a few more weeks until the Victoria Kite Festival begins .  Here is some useful info regarding the itinerary , etc for our event

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

PARKING

FRIDAY: BE AWARE … There is a bicycle race scheduled for that day . Parking is prohibited at Clover Point as well as on Dallas Road.  Barriers are usually removed by 5pm .

SATURDAY: The point is open to traffic , there will be traffic calming in effect .  Get there early to find a parking spot.

SUNDAY: Clover Point will be closed to traffic . There will be No parking except for invited flyers with permits. Kiters can unload their gear before 8:30 am and find parking on Dallas Road.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

BANNERS: If you have a banner and a pole, bring them along , we want to ring the point with colour . Ground conditions are grassy in spots and gravely in others.

KITESBRING LOTS  :)

RADIOS :   For team flying …. Please bring your hand held radios ( walkie talkies ) .

FOOD/RESTROOMS: Food Trucks and Portable washrooms on site .

SEATING: Bring your lawn chairs …..

NIGHT FLY: There is a night fly planned for Friday evening . Bring your single line, quad line . dual line kites and light them up.

KIDZONE  : The BCKA will be on site with their kids kite making tent.   Face painting etc Penny Lingenfelter and Bethanie Wilson will be present engaging children in their kids and kites demos.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                       ANTICIPATED ITINERARY

FRIDAY

FREE FLY DAY FOR THOSE WHO ARRIVE EARLY  “REMEMBER THE BIKE RACE”

BBQ FOR KITERS HOSTED  BY THE LOCAL FLYERS … DOGS AND BURGERS … 6 OR 6:30 PM

NIGHTFLY FROM ? TO 11 PM WHEN POINT OFFICIALLY CLOSES

SATURDAY  9AM T0 5PM

FREE FLY DAY “NO” SCHEDULED DEMOS   COME “EARLY” TO ENSURE PARKING AT THE POINT

THE LOWER BOWL WILL BE ROPED OFF

FOOD TRUCKS WILL BE ON SITE    VENDORS WILL BE PRESENT

   “FLIGHT NIGHT AT THE IRISH TIMES” …. 3 COURSE CURRIE BUFFET, APPETIZERS AND CASH BAR

                                                                                       AT THE IRISH TIMES PUB , 1200 GOVERNMENT STREET

       7 PM TO 10:30 PM   $20 DOLLARS CANADIAN AT THE DOOR

R.S.V.P REQUIRED … PLEASE CONFIRM TO : islandquad@gmail.com 

SUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM

SCHEDULED DEMOS . LOWER BOWL AND BIG KITE FELD WILL BE ROPED  “NO ” PARKING AT THE POINT EXCEPT FOR INVITED FLYERS WITH PERMITS . COME EARLY BEFORE 8:30 PM TO DROP OFF GEAR . THE POINT WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 9 PM TO 5

          MOST OF ALL LET’S HAVE WAY TO MUCH FUN

                                                                                                                                                                  

                      ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL        islandquad@gmail.com

Rhodo Fest!

Dear Members…

Come celebrate the Rhodo Fest and help volunteer making kites with kids. The BCKA requests volunteers to help out with their kite making workshop: Sunday May 4th from 10:00 – 4:00. Visit this beautiful park in central Burnaby, and enjoy a day with fellow kite members.

Your help is kindly appreciated.

Please contact Dianne O’Brien for more information.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Deer Lake Park

6450 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby, BC

Free Admission

This charming festival produced by the City of Burnaby in collaboration with the Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society, promotes the long-term sustainable, ecological health of our communities.  It presents a very unique venue for both horticulture and arts groups.

Festival highlights include variety entertainment, rovers, mini-workshops, horticultural and nature tours, plant sales, and interactive arts activities. A silent auction, artisan, and pottery sales are always crowd-pleasing favorites at this fun-filled festival!