British Columbia Aviation Council 2012 Conference and Silver Wings Banquet

Congratulations to the British Columbia Aviation Council for another successful Silver Wings Awards Banquet!  This year, the Banquet took place at YVR’s South Terminal and was hosted by Jaeger Mah, the winner of the Vancouver International Airport’s Live@YVR contest.

As always, the highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Council’s annual industry awards and aviation student scholarships.  Industry award recipients included West Coast Helicopters, the Vancouver Airport Authority, Canadian Rockies International Airport (Cranbrook) and Conair Aviation.  The winner of the Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award was Lynne Denison-Foster for her many years as a leading aviation educator at BCIT.

This year’s Ernie Alexander Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Sean Samuel (pictured above) of BCIT’s Airline & Flight Operations Program.  Sean recently obtained his commercial pilot licence and informs us that his next aviation pursuit is to obtain his instructor rating.  We are thrilled to have such a deserving recipient and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.  For photos and a full list of scholarship and award winners, click here.

The aviation group at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP is proud to support the British Columbia Aviation Council and the Ernie Alexander Memorial Scholarship.  Ernie Alexander Q.C., was a founding member of our firm and also had a distinguished career as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force.  You can read about one of his ‘missions’ here.