ATAC is pleased to report a very successful AGM and Tradeshow in Montreal with over 450 delegates in attendance. We would like to extend a special thanks to all our Members, Sponsors and Exhibitors whose participation contributed greatly to the success of our conference.
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, was our luncheon keynote speaker. Also well attended was the session with Transport Canada's Director General, Civil Aviation, Martin Eley.
Mark your calendar now for next year
ATAC Annual General Meeting & Tradeshow
Monday, Nov. 17 - Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver
All available presentations are posted to the "Members Only" section of the website. To access it, you must be a member and have a valid log-in and password. If you experience any difficulties with your member login, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to congratulate the winners of the following prizes:
- Sunwing Vacation: Quentin Smith, Pacific Coastal Airlines
- Hamilton Watch (men): Charles Shaw, Ottawa Flying Club
- Hamilton Watch (women): Elaine Fenner, Seneca College
Congratulations to the following award winners:
ATAC Honoree Award - The 2013 recipient is Robert Deluce of Porter Airlines. This is the Association's highest achievement awarded to individuals who during their lifetime have contributed significantly to the improvement of the Association and the Canadian air transport industry as a whole.
The Jim Glass Humanitarian Award - This is the very first time this award is given. This award will be given every second year to a member of the Canadian aviation community who has demonstrated selfless generosity, compassion, business acumen and who best exemplify Jim's values through community involvement. The 2013 recipients are Harvey and Cliff Friesen of Bearskin Airlines.
The David Charles Abramson Memorial Flight Instructor Safety Award - The 2013 recipient is Chris Walsh of Moncton Flight College. This award is presented annually to the top flight instructor.
Webster Memorial Trophy Award - Top Amateur Pilot of the Year - The 2013 recipient is Takashi Hirose of Ottawa Flying Club/Algonquin College and the runner-up is Stuart Loney of Brampton Flight Centre. The Webster Memorial Trophy Competition is an annual event intended to declare the "top amateur pilot in Canada".
Hope Air Outstanding Philanthropist Award - The award went to Pacific Coastal Airlines. This award recognizes philanthropic leadership by an ATAC member who has shown dedication to Hope Air's mission of removing the barriers of distance and cost that separate Canadians from the specialized healthcare they require.
Some AGM pictures are available for viewing on My Album. If you are aware of pictures not posted that you would like to have for yourself, please contact us and we will do our best to get them to you.