A great article on Ray from The Vancouver Sun

Members, In case you missed it, here is a story written by Gordon McIntyre, a reporter for the Vancouver Sun newspaper. He did a superb job of capturing the life and times of Ray Bethell. Enjoy! Obituary: Ray Bethell, wind romancer extraordinaire, charmed people...

Parksville Kite Festival 2019

Just Announced! This year’s Parksville Kite Festival will be held on beautiful Parksville Beach at the Community Park on July 20th & 21st. This family friendly festival is sponsored by the Lions Club and Parksville Community partners. Stay tuned for more...

Ray Bethell Memorial Page

We’re all still very saddened by Ray’s passing, he will be very missed by all of us in the BCKA and around the world. His family has recently setup a memorial page for Ray, we encourage you to visit:  ...

Merry Christmas from the BCKA

Dear Members,   On behalf of the Executive of the British Columbia Kitefliers Association, wishing you all a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season with your family and friends. Just a reminder of our New Year’s Day Fun Fly at Garry Point Park in Richmond...

Ray Bethell has passed.

Dear Members,   It is with a sad heart that I must tell you that our dear friend and fellow kite flyer Ray Bethell passed away yesterday. Ray has been an honorary member of the BCKA for many many years. He was well known as a local multiple sport kite maker and...