Unfortunately we had to postpone the 47th Annual Lakeside Event as BC Wildfire will not lift the NOTAM over Mt. Swansea for the event.
Due to the forest fire situation in our area, we will follow their recommendation and respect their decision.
We are planning to reschedule the event to Saturday September 2nd. This will be dependent on the lifting of the NOTAM and obtaining permits for James Chabout Beach.
We will keep everyone informed as things materialize. Mark your calendars for the event and please share this post to get the information out to as many pilots as possible.

The 47th Annual Lakeside Event 
promises to be yet another exciting edition of Canada’s longest running light aviation meet. This fly-in is great fun for spectators and pilots alike. Hang gliders and Paragliders take off from Mt. Swansea and descend to targets on James Chabot beach and in the water beside the Lakeside Pub on beautiful Lake Windermere.  Not a pilot?  Come watch! Relax on the beach, participate in beach-side gatherings, parties and general fun! The Columbia Valley Hang Gliding and Paragliding Society welcomes you!

47th Annual Lakeside Event – postponed to September 2nd 2023 due nearby wildfires. 
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The Lakeside Event

Hang gliders and Paraglider pilots will take off from Mt. Swansea from about 10:00 am to about 6:00 pm and have a target landing contest on James Chabot beach.
Entry fee is $60.00 if you register before August 5th and $80 if you register August 5th and 6th.
After flying there will be Pizzas and awards at the beach.

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Register before August 5, 2023, cost per pilot is $60.00
Registration after August 5th – $80.00/pilot
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Demonstrate excellent landing precision and win bragging rights and special prizes. Test your skills against some of the best pilots in Western Canada.

Prizes for Hang gliding & Paragliding Target Landing accuracy at the Beach.

Misc Prizes: “Big Splash” prize/trophy

Sponsors & Supporters

In order to continue to make this event a success, we rely on the support and generosity of local businesses and individuals. The registration fee of the pilots does not cover the expenses of this event. Furthermore the Columbia Valley Hang Gliding and Paragliding Society raises money to improve and maintain the upper hiking trail to Mt. Swansea and summit facilities, and the landing zone.

This event attracts pilots from around the world, with the majority being from Calgary, Edmonton, Canmore, and across British Columbia. This longest running Hang Gliding meet in North America does not only attract local spectators, but thousands of Albertan’s descend upon the Lake over the weekend and enjoy the festivities.

Thank You to All Our Sponsors!

We’d like to send out a big Thank You to all our sponsors, this year and in all previous years. Your generosity has made The Lakeside Event a huge success.

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