It is with sadness that we announce the passing of one of our eldest members, Mr. Art Ross of Vancouver. Art passed away this morning in hospital. A funeral will be held to honor him Saturday September 1st at 2:00 pm at the Lutheran Church at 505 East 46th Avenue and Fraser Street in Vancouver. Art was known around the world for his massive inflatable kites and he will be dearly missed by the entire kiting community. Below, a collection of photos a friend of Art’s posted just today on youtube.
Is it really only a week away?
The 37th Annual Pacific Rim Kite Festival
Sponsored by the British Columbia Kiteflyers Association
Kids Kite Making Workshop, Candy & Teddy Bear Drops, Face Painting, Kite Displays & Demonstrations, Music & Refreshments
June 9th & 10th
10:00 – 5:00
Featuring Ray Bethel, iQuad and Island Quad and many more!
Don’t forget! This month’s BCKA Fun Fly is down at Vanier Park, on April 15th. Hope to see you all there!
For those attending the Kite Making Retreat please be advised that there will be raffle prize draws at this year’s event. Donations of kite related items; gift cards/certificates etc. would be greatly appreciated. All funds raised will go back into the club for its various activities and events.
Thanks for your participation!