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Two upcoming workshops

Hello Everyone;

I have attached two flyers for some upcoming workshops we will be having here at the World Kite Museum in Long Beach, WA.

We are excited to be offering Robert Brasington in January, and Rod Beamhuard in February. If you could please forward these along to the people on your distribution lists, that would be wonderful.

Holli Friddle-Kemmer

Development/Events Director

World Kite Museum

PO BOX 964

303 Sid Snyder Drive

Long Beach, WA 98631

Click the images below for further information, or contact the World Kite Museum

Brasington Workshop 2014


BCKA Annual General Meeting

Come out and meet the current Executive of the British Columbia Kiteflyers Association.

Hear reports on this year’s festivals; see how the Club stands financially; find out how you can get involved in next year’s events.

Do you have ideas on how to increase membership? Raise funds? Get corporate sponsorships? Want to spearhead new activities or events?

Come give us your input. Your ideas and suggestions are always appreciated at the BCKA AGM

We are in the Gilnetter Room of the Community Centre.

Art Ross Tribute Kite

Big John wrote up a great article on a beautiful tribute to Art Ross. Read more here

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!