New years Day Fun Fly

Once you manage to wake up on January 1st, 2019, shake off that hangover and head out to Steveston Park in Richmond for our Annual Fun Fly!

Kite Making Workshop February 3, 2019

Dear Members,

 

The Executive of the BCKA cordially invites you to participate in a kite making workshop with Master Kite Maker, Mr. Dan Kurahashi.

Dan will teach two kinds of heat sealed kites.

 

When:  SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2019

Where: Steveston Community Centre

Time: 9-5 pm

 

You can choose to build one or both of these kites.

 

If you’d like to join in this fun and informative kite making workshop, please confirm your attendance with me ASAP so I can guarantee you a space. Space will be limited to 12 kite makers. Coffee and goodies will be provided. Please bring a bagged lunch. See details and photos of the project below.

 

Workshop Details:

 

*Peter Lynn 3D kite, 40″ wide, 20″ front to back, 28″ tall.

Cost: $30

 

*Starflakes 14″ high, 24″ round outer frame

Cost: $30

 

All materials will be supplied by Dan

 

Please bring:

Tools ( you supply, except #1, 2 & 3 for those who want borrow from me. Do not buy, I will guide you, if you see this process useful)

  1. Heat adjustable soldering Iron. (I will bring 8 of those to share but if you have one, please bring them)
  2. Copper modified tip with Teflon cover.
  3. Stable (not tippy) Ceramic coffee mug use as soldering Iron rest whilst hot.
  4. Tweezer to be used to avoid burn from touching soldering iron, I am brave or stupid I do not use it.
  5. Scissors.
  6. Wax paper, 5′ or so will do
  7. Non heat melting plastic or metal Straight edge longer than 16″. Hot soldering iron tip needs to slide along, so need to be heat resistant. Aluminum may take away heat too much
  8. Glue stick, like the one used in school. I like LePage brand

 

Following  are not mandatory:

  1. Multi Outlet extension cord, we will set island of 4 tables and we need one in center
  2. + head screw driver.
  3. 1/8″ and 1/4″ hole punch if you have
  4. One day’s worth of newspaper to use as the base of heat seal

 

Students will learn:

Kite construction and use of tools

Information about plastics, melting points, strength, thickness, reinforcing material, bind-ability, kite repair

Several methods of heat seal.  You will also learn heat joining  to make kites and join different colors

 

Step by step guidance and practice of the technique will be provided, as well as written instructions

 

 

For information or questions, please contact me or Dan at:  cathiejung@shaw.ca  or dankurahashi@gmail.com

 

I hope to see many of you there!

Cathie Jung, President, BCKA

Annual AGM this month!

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!

 

The British Columbia Kitefliers Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Sunday October 21st from 11:00 to 2:00 at the Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC.

 

Come out and meet the current Executive,  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.

 

Club business and voting in the new Executive will take place from 11-1, and a celebratory and thank-you lunch will be held from 1-2pm. We will be ordering pizza and refreshments for those who attend.

 

Hope to see many of you there!

 

Thank you, The Executive, BCKA

A shout out to our Sponsors!

MANY thanks to our Community Partners

Thank you Bank of Montreal, Pajos and the Steveston Rotary club for your participation at the Pacific Rim Kite Festival… your financial donation, service and enthusiasm was very much appreciated!

Annual General Meeting on Sunday October 21st

Dear Members,
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!

The British Columbia Kitefliers Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Sunday October 21st from 11:00 to 2:00 at the Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC.

Come out and meet the current Executive, 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.

Club business and voting in the new Executive will take place from 11-1, and a celebratory and thank-you lunch will be held from 1-2pm. We will be ordering pizza and refreshments for those who attend.

Hope to see many of you there!

Thank you, The Executive, BCKA