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2014 HPAC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AUGUST 22 TO SEPTEMBER 2 INCL.
This year's Annual General Meeting of HPAC/ACVL will be held later this month electronically. Your vote on budgetary and other motions are very important to provide the mandate for our Association to carry out its work. It will just take a few minutes of your time.
Here is how you can participate: Please come to this website during that time, go to the forum, log in the forum and see the AGM 2014 (AGM 2014 not currently added, link will be also posted here when ready). Your vote is important.
2014 PARAGLIDING NATIONALS CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to this year's winners of the Paragliding National Championships, just concluded at Mont Yamaska in Québec. The competitors had great practice days with flights to the US border, as well as tasks in several directions. The weather fell apart for the latter part of the event so that only two tasks could be flown. Our new Canadian Champions are Brett Hazlett and Isabelle Audet!
1st James Bradley (USA)
2nd Brett Hazlett (CAN)
3rd Christian Grenier (CAN)
Sports Class Results:
1st Patrick Dupuis (CAN)
2nd Mike Majkowski (CAN)
3rd (tie) Marc-André Simard (CAN) and Guy LeBlanc (CAN)
1st Isabelle Audet (CAN)
2nd Karen Girouard (CAN)
Winners, left to right: Brett Hazlett, James Bradley and Christian Grenier.
Meet Organizer Eric Olivier with Women's Champion Isabelle Audet.
The website for the event where all results can be found is
Visitors to Canada
You are most welcome by Canadian hang glider and paraglider pilots and to our beautiful flying sites. To gain access, Visiting Pilots must take out Temporary HPAC/ACVL membership, good for a maximum of 60 days, at a cost of $40. This is a requirement of most of our landowners, public and private, as it includes the required Third Party Liability Insurance of $5 million.
If you plan to visit Canada for longer than 60 days, you will have to take out a full membership as only one temporary membership can be taken out in a calendar year. (Residents of Canada are not eligible for Temporary Memberships).
Two ways to get Temporary Membership:
IN ADVANCE of your arrival you can get the form and waiver (
doc or pdf) and mail it to the HPAC/ACVL office in Vancouver with an International Money Order
ON SITE from an HPAC/ACVL instructor or member who can provide the form and waiver and collect the fee and send it to the HPAC/ACVL Office on your behalf. Your membership is valid when it has been received by an HPAC/ACVL member.
Note: This transaction cannot take place electronically as an original hard-copy waiver is required by our Insurer.
Official Canadian Open Distance Offer is still available!
This challenge is still open as the 250/350 km barriers (in Canada at least) were not broken and the $500 prize not claimed. To try again this year, go to
hpac.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=677 XCanada 2014
To register and get your upcoming XC flights validated, go to
hpac.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=741 for more details.