Fun Fly at Ambleside Beach

Members…Just a reminder of the fun fly this Sunday March 10th at Ambleside beach in North Vancouver. Hope for sunny skies and gently winds.

Spring Sewing For Summer Soaring Kite Maker’s Retreat 2013 Update

Dear Members…

Plans for the Spring Sewing for Summer Soaring kite maker’s retreat April 26th, 27th, and 28th in Parksville have been finalized!

We have something for everyone this year…an applique banner project presented by Sharon Musto, and a no-sew della-porta kite presented by Paul Horner.

Please see the attached documents for detailed information, plus a registration form. All registrations must be received by March 31st.

For more information, please contact Wayne at 250-954-0337

For those attending the kite making retreat, once again 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.

For further information, Kite-Makers-Retreat-2013

For registration, Kite Makers Retreat Registration 2013

Thanks for your participation and hope to see many of you there!

The Planning Committee

Meeting and Kite kit Assembly Project

Dear Members…

Volunteers are urgently needed for our Kite Kit Assembly project, Sunday February 24th at the Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton Street in Richmond at  12:30pm. Come help assemble our kits for the 2013 festival season. Your help would be kindly appreciated.

Executive and Festival Committee Members:

Please note, there will be an Executive and Festival Committee member meeting at 11:00 prior to the kite kit assembly workshop. Please be sure to attend! We have lots to discuss regarding this year’s events, as well as planning for the upcoming festivals.

All: Please note that lunch will be provided for all who participate!

Please RSVP to:  to let us know approximately how much lunch to order.

Hope you can make it.  Thanks!

Banner Tribute for Ray Bethell

Ray Bethell’s passion and love for the sport of kiting has been an inspiration to many people worldwide. Please join this grass roots movement to create a banner tribute in honour of Ray to be displayed at the Washington State International Kite Festival August 19 – 25, 2013. The plan is to set up the array of banners from Thursday to Saturday. The exact location on the beach is still to be decided.

This is not a competition, but a tribute. There are no rules. Big or small, it doesn’t matter. Just make something special for a true gentleman and let’s fill the beach with some wonderful surprises.

Ray is aware of our idea. He is honoured to be thought of in such a way by his peers. Let’s show him what we all can do!

A Facebook page Banner Tribute for Ray Bethell has been launched and is open to the public. For those who would like to create something for Ray but won’t be able to attend WSKIF, please feel free to message me at

Get your “idea” hats on and your sewing machines going. Time will pass by quickly. Please spread the word and encourage others to participate in any way they can.

See you at WSKIF 2013
Terry Wiggill

New Years Day Fun Fly

Just a reminder, the first fun fly of the new year is January 1st 2013 at Garry Point Park in Richmond. While we may not have sunny skies, at least we can hope for dry ones! Hope to see many of you there. The Executive