Events Calendar

Jun
25
Sun
16th Annual German Car Festival @ Waterfront Park
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

A fun day out with fellow German Car Enthusiasts.

Entry fee of $10 per car will be collected on site for those wishing to park/display their cars on the lawns.  Donations of a non-perishable food item will be collected for the Harvest Project charity; net proceeds of the entry fee are also donated.

Event sponsors will provide some prizes to be given away and some other fun stuff. There will also be a food vendor available for lunches, as well as an ice cream vendor.

The German Car Festival traces its routes back many years to when it was a Porsche Club show and shine outing to support a local charity.  In 2002 the event formally became the German Car Festival as Ron Dempsey worked to bring the BMW, Porsche and Mercedes clubs together to host the event.  The event has grown and become popular as a summer show and shine for the various authorized German car clubs. Those are the ‘brick and mortar’ clubs that are sanctioned by the manufacturer, and now include not only our BMW Car Club of BC, but the local Porsche Club of America – Canada West Region, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America – British Columbia Section, and the Audi Club of British Columbia.

As can be expected from such a diverse group, there will some very interesting cars participating in this event both new and old.

Jul
9
Sun
Sea to Sky Scenic Day Trip @ Sea to Sky
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

***Please sign up via Karelo, as we need a head count***

A scenic day drive to explore the interesting sites and places along the Sea to Sky Highway, followed by a planned lunch stop in Pemberton.

Those attending should be at the Chevron Station which is located at Exit 7 off the Upper Levels Highway around 9:30 a.m.

Description of the drive and reinforcement of club rules regarding road safety and speeding will be at 9:50 a.m.

Departure will be 10:00 a.m.

There will be a gasoline, coffee and bio-break and other needs pit stop at Squamish. There are two gas stations here so this should take less than 20 minutes.

We should be at Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton around 12:20 p.m. for lunch at Fescues.

You will return to Vancouver at your leisure.

Jul
16
Sun
Dancing with Cones Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Jul 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm



A full day of ‘dancing with cones’ and of Skills practicing and challenge fun for BMW Car Club of BC members and other car enthusiasts including those who have previously taken a Car Control session.

This is basically a full day of skills practice on a slalom course with Driving Unlimited instructors on hand to cover important basic safety skills and provide feedback and coaching.

Suitable for all levels, no prerequisite course needed.
Session includes on site catered lunch.
Professional coaching by Driving Unlimited
This is a full day session from 8:30 am until 4:00pm

Course fee is $165 CDN $155 for valid club members. [includes lunch and taxes]

Eligibility

Open to persons at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license, learner’s license or novice driver’s license. Parental consent form required for participants under 19 years of age.

Vehicles

Noise and safety restrictions apply at all BMW Club events, including driver training. Vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition, meet ICBC regulations as street legal and properly mufflered to allow normal conversation in the vehicle. The noise limit at our events is 90db. Cars must be equipped equally for both driver & passenger safety and comfort.

Location

British Columbia Driving Center at Pitt Meadows Airport
18200 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows

Cancellations and Refunds

  1. If, for some reason, a registered participant is unable to attend the scheduled course date of the Program, the registered participant may be entitled to a refund minus processing fees of their registration fees, subject to the following conditions:
    • 30 days or more prior to course date Full refund less processing fee specified for event (minimum $10 processing fee)
    • 22 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 15 to 21 days prior to course date 75% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 to 14 days prior to course date 50% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
  2. There will be no refunds for no shows or last minute cancellations.
    No refunds are offered for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the course date.
  3. All cancellation requests must be confirmed in writing (email to schools@bmwccbc.org ) by the registered participant and will be subject to the refund policy outlined above. Depending on processing date, the basic admin fee of $10 will normally apply. Registered participants who do not attend the Program on their scheduled date are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  4. The BMW Car Club of BC reserves the right to cancel any Program dates without notice and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fees. No liability is assumed by the BMW Car Club of BC for changes in the Program dates, contents or venues.
  5. All refunds will be credited to the Visa or MasterCard used in the original purchase.
Jul
18
Tue
Road Skills / HPDE Advanced Driver Training @ Mission Raceway
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm



Advance your driving skills with this full day training session held using the closed road course at Mission Raceway Park.

This is a mixed group day with room for Road Skills participants and Advanced HPDE participants.

Emphasis of the day is on skills exercises for safe road driving learned in a controlled environment with qualified instructors.

 

Eligibility

Road Skills session requires completion of one of our Car Control sessions or alternate qualifying course. Advanced group requires previous participation in two or more Road Skills courses or alternate verifiable course.

For the purposes of our Road Skills and HPDE, we classify drivers according to past experience with our club, or a recognized other club, such as PCA or PDC.  We define a novice as a person who has not completed a Road Skills Day, in the car they are planning on driving, with either the BMW CCBC or another group that we recognize and can verify.

If we cannot verify your previous experience, we will classify you as a novice for your first Road Skills or HPDE day with the BMW CCBC until an instructor can sign you off for a higher level.

Vehicles

Noise and safety restrcitons apply at all BMW Club events, including driver training. Vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition, meet ICBC regulations as street legal and properly mufflered to allow normal conversation in the vehicle. The noise limit at our events is 90db. Noise is monitored at Mission by the track marshals. Cars must be equipped equally for both driver & passenger safety and comfort.

Cancellation and Refunds

  1. If, for some reason, a registered participant is unable to attend the scheduled course date of the Program, the registered participant may be entitled to a refund minus processing fees of their registration fees, subject to the following conditions:
    • 30 days or more prior to course date Full refund less processing fee specified for event (minimum $10 processing fee)
    • HPDE: 25 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • HPDE: 25 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
    • Road Skills: 22 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • Road Skills: 15 to 21 days prior to course date 75% refund less applicable processing fee
    • Road Skills: 15 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
  2. There will be no refunds for no shows or last minute cancellations.
    No refunds are offered for cancellations made less than 25 days prior to the course date for HPDE, or 15 days prior to the course date for Road Skills, UNLESS we are able to re-sell the vacant spot.
  3. All cancellation requests must be confirmed in writing (email to schools@bmwccbc.org ) by the registered participant and will be subject to the refund policy outlined above. Depending on processing date, the basic admin fee of $10 will normally apply. Registered participants who do not attend the Program on their scheduled date are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  4. The BMW Car Club of BC reserves the right to cancel any Program dates without notice and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fees. No liability is assumed by the BMW Car Club of BC for changes in the Program dates, contents or venues.
  5. All refunds will be credited to the Visa or MasterCard used in the original purchase.
Aug
13
Sun
Dancing with Cones Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Aug 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm



A full day of ‘dancing with cones’ and of Skills practicing and challenge fun for BMW Car Club of BC members and other car enthusiasts including those who have previously taken a Car Control session.

This is basically a full day of skills practice on a slalom course with Driving Unlimited instructors on hand to cover important basic safety skills and provide feedback and coaching.

Suitable for all levels, no prerequisite course needed.
Session includes on site catered lunch.
Professional coaching by Driving Unlimited
This is a full day session from 8:30 am until 4:00pm

Course fee is $165 CDN $155 for valid club members. [includes lunch and taxes]

Eligibility

Open to persons at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license, learner’s license or novice driver’s license. Parental consent form required for participants under 19 years of age.

Vehicles

Noise and safety restrictions apply at all BMW Club events, including driver training. Vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition, meet ICBC regulations as street legal and properly mufflered to allow normal conversation in the vehicle. The noise limit at our events is 90db. Cars must be equipped equally for both driver & passenger safety and comfort.

Location

British Columbia Driving Center at Pitt Meadows Airport
18200 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows

Cancellations and Refunds

  1. If, for some reason, a registered participant is unable to attend the scheduled course date of the Program, the registered participant may be entitled to a refund minus processing fees of their registration fees, subject to the following conditions:
    • 30 days or more prior to course date Full refund less processing fee specified for event (minimum $10 processing fee)
    • 22 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 15 to 21 days prior to course date 75% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 to 14 days prior to course date 50% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
  2. There will be no refunds for no shows or last minute cancellations.
    No refunds are offered for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the course date.
  3. All cancellation requests must be confirmed in writing (email to schools@bmwccbc.org ) by the registered participant and will be subject to the refund policy outlined above. Depending on processing date, the basic admin fee of $10 will normally apply. Registered participants who do not attend the Program on their scheduled date are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  4. The BMW Car Club of BC reserves the right to cancel any Program dates without notice and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fees. No liability is assumed by the BMW Car Club of BC for changes in the Program dates, contents or venues.
  5. All refunds will be credited to the Visa or MasterCard used in the original purchase.
Aug
20
Sun
20th Annual BMW Car Club Concours & Heritage Event @ Waterfront Park
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The BMW Car Club of BC Concours and Heritage Celebration is an annual event to celebrate the cars of our members and the BMW marque. We are fortunate to have a high proportion of well maintained older cars in our club, many of them are excellent condition daily drivers.

The purpose of our ‘Concours’ is as a ‘gathering’ to recognize and appreciate the various BMW vehicles in our club. We have cars from over 50 years of BMW history.

It is meant to be a fun social gathering for club members. Participants are encouraged to bring their cars and show them at this event by entering them in one of the two categories for this event. Display is for the showing and appreciation of all the cars in the club. We recognize the beauty and value of these cars, and are encouraging all members to display their cars on the grass for others to view.

For those that have a competitive nature, we have the Judged categories. Here we have a variety of classes based on the age and type of car, and of course also based on how clean and detailed the owner has kept their car.

In addition to viewing all the cars, this is a great event to meet fellow BMW owners and socialize, it is a event suitable for the entire family. We’ll have a unique Hot dog vendor on site available at a reasonable price, or you can bring your own picnic lunch, or head over to Lonsdale Quay for something exotic.

Aug
26
Sat
20th Annual Duffey Lake Road Trip @ Duffey Lake
Aug 26 – Aug 27 all-day

This event requires registration and meal payment to participate. There is no drop in option.  To participate please:

  1. Book your hotel room at the Best Western in Kamloops by August 10, 2017.
  2. Register and pay for the driver and each passenger before August 4, 2017 for your Saturday prepaid lunch in Spences Bridge and pizza and salad dinner at the hotel in Kamloops.

Time to mark your calendars, register via Karelo and book your hotel room for this annual club favourite on August 26 and 27, 2017. This is a 2 day drive on some of BC’s best and most scenic roads.

This year we meet at the Deloitte Office Building parking lot (8621 201 Ave., Langley) early Saturday morning and head east to the Fraser Canyon and our lunch stop in Spences Bridge.  We then continue on to Kamloops for our over night stay and group meal social.

Day 2 is more fun roads as we head back to Vancouver via the scenic Highway 99 Sea to Sky Highway to Pemberton. We lunch at Big Sky Golf course and they will provide individual service and bills. Pemberton is the official end of our trip, but many will choose to drive together from there back to Vancouver.

We have a block of 27 rooms at the Best Western – call 1-877-302-7878 or 1-250-374-7878 and reference the BMW Car Club of BC to get the group rate of $132 plus taxes. This includes breakfast and is for single, double, triple or quad occupancy. Book early to avoid disappointment but booking must be made no later than August 10. We also have booked 8 hotel rooms in Langley as we are expecting a group of Seattle BMW club members to join us. If you are from out of town and would be interested in staying in a Langley hotel Friday August 25, 2016, please email events@bmwccbc.org and someone will contact you.

The Karelo registration is to RSVP your registration and to PAY the member rate of $40 per person for the Saturday Lunch in Spences Bridge and the evening Greek Dinner in Kamloops at the hotel. Please ensure you register and pay for the driver and all passengers.

We expect to get a Liquor license for the hotel, which will allow us to bring our own wine and beer for the social hour and dinner. As there will be Liquor being consumed no Minors will be allowed at the dinner. You can bring your own wine and beer with you but details will be provided for a Liquor outlet close to the hotel in Kamloops.

When registering please provide an email address for the driver so we can contact you with more details prior to the drive.

Sep
10
Sun
Dancing with Cones Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm



A full day of ‘dancing with cones’ and of Skills practicing and challenge fun for BMW Car Club of BC members and other car enthusiasts including those who have previously taken a Car Control session.

This is basically a full day of skills practice on a slalom course with Driving Unlimited instructors on hand to cover important basic safety skills and provide feedback and coaching.

Suitable for all levels, no prerequisite course needed.
Session includes on site catered lunch.
Professional coaching by Driving Unlimited
This is a full day session from 8:30 am until 4:00pm

Course fee is $165 CDN $155 for valid club members. [includes lunch and taxes]

Eligibility

Open to persons at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license, learner’s license or novice driver’s license. Parental consent form required for participants under 19 years of age.

Vehicles

Noise and safety restrictions apply at all BMW Club events, including driver training. Vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition, meet ICBC regulations as street legal and properly mufflered to allow normal conversation in the vehicle. The noise limit at our events is 90db. Cars must be equipped equally for both driver & passenger safety and comfort.

Location

British Columbia Driving Center at Pitt Meadows Airport
18200 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows

Cancellations and Refunds

  1. If, for some reason, a registered participant is unable to attend the scheduled course date of the Program, the registered participant may be entitled to a refund minus processing fees of their registration fees, subject to the following conditions:
    • 30 days or more prior to course date Full refund less processing fee specified for event (minimum $10 processing fee)
    • 22 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 15 to 21 days prior to course date 75% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 to 14 days prior to course date 50% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
  2. There will be no refunds for no shows or last minute cancellations.
    No refunds are offered for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the course date.
  3. All cancellation requests must be confirmed in writing (email to schools@bmwccbc.org ) by the registered participant and will be subject to the refund policy outlined above. Depending on processing date, the basic admin fee of $10 will normally apply. Registered participants who do not attend the Program on their scheduled date are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  4. The BMW Car Club of BC reserves the right to cancel any Program dates without notice and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fees. No liability is assumed by the BMW Car Club of BC for changes in the Program dates, contents or venues.
  5. All refunds will be credited to the Visa or MasterCard used in the original purchase.
Sep
11
Mon
Road Skills / HPDE Advanced Driver Training @ Mission Raceway
Sep 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm



Advance your driving skills with this full day training session held using the closed road course at Mission Raceway Park.

This is a mixed group day with room for Road Skills participants and Advanced HPDE participants.

Emphasis of the day is on skills exercises for safe road driving learned in a controlled environment with qualified instructors.

 

Eligibility

Road Skills session requires completion of one of our Car Control sessions or alternate qualifying course. Advanced group requires previous participation in two or more Road Skills courses or alternate verifiable course.

For the purposes of our Road Skills and HPDE, we classify drivers according to past experience with our club, or a recognized other club, such as PCA or PDC.  We define a novice as a person who has not completed a Road Skills Day, in the car they are planning on driving, with either the BMW CCBC or another group that we recognize and can verify.

If we cannot verify your previous experience, we will classify you as a novice for your first Road Skills or HPDE day with the BMW CCBC until an instructor can sign you off for a higher level.

Vehicles

Noise and safety restrcitons apply at all BMW Club events, including driver training. Vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition, meet ICBC regulations as street legal and properly mufflered to allow normal conversation in the vehicle. The noise limit at our events is 90db. Noise is monitored at Mission by the track marshals. Cars must be equipped equally for both driver & passenger safety and comfort.

Cancellation and Refunds

  1. If, for some reason, a registered participant is unable to attend the scheduled course date of the Program, the registered participant may be entitled to a refund minus processing fees of their registration fees, subject to the following conditions:
    • 30 days or more prior to course date Full refund less processing fee specified for event (minimum $10 processing fee)
    • HPDE: 25 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • HPDE: 25 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
    • Road Skills: 22 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • Road Skills: 15 to 21 days prior to course date 75% refund less applicable processing fee
    • Road Skills: 15 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
  2. There will be no refunds for no shows or last minute cancellations.
    No refunds are offered for cancellations made less than 25 days prior to the course date for HPDE, or 15 days prior to the course date for Road Skills, UNLESS we are able to re-sell the vacant spot.
  3. All cancellation requests must be confirmed in writing (email to schools@bmwccbc.org ) by the registered participant and will be subject to the refund policy outlined above. Depending on processing date, the basic admin fee of $10 will normally apply. Registered participants who do not attend the Program on their scheduled date are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  4. The BMW Car Club of BC reserves the right to cancel any Program dates without notice and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fees. No liability is assumed by the BMW Car Club of BC for changes in the Program dates, contents or venues.
  5. All refunds will be credited to the Visa or MasterCard used in the original purchase.
Oct
15
Sun
Dancing with Cones Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Oct 15 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm



A full day of ‘dancing with cones’ and of Skills practicing and challenge fun for BMW Car Club of BC members and other car enthusiasts including those who have previously taken a Car Control session.

This is basically a full day of skills practice on a slalom course with Driving Unlimited instructors on hand to cover important basic safety skills and provide feedback and coaching.

Suitable for all levels, no prerequisite course needed.
Session includes on site catered lunch.
Professional coaching by Driving Unlimited
This is a full day session from 8:30 am until 4:00pm

Course fee is $165 CDN $155 for valid club members. [includes lunch and taxes]

Eligibility

Open to persons at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license, learner’s license or novice driver’s license. Parental consent form required for participants under 19 years of age.

Vehicles

Noise and safety restrictions apply at all BMW Club events, including driver training. Vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition, meet ICBC regulations as street legal and properly mufflered to allow normal conversation in the vehicle. The noise limit at our events is 90db. Cars must be equipped equally for both driver & passenger safety and comfort.

Location

British Columbia Driving Center at Pitt Meadows Airport
18200 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows

Cancellations and Refunds

  1. If, for some reason, a registered participant is unable to attend the scheduled course date of the Program, the registered participant may be entitled to a refund minus processing fees of their registration fees, subject to the following conditions:
    • 30 days or more prior to course date Full refund less processing fee specified for event (minimum $10 processing fee)
    • 22 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 15 to 21 days prior to course date 75% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 to 14 days prior to course date 50% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
  2. There will be no refunds for no shows or last minute cancellations.
    No refunds are offered for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the course date.
  3. All cancellation requests must be confirmed in writing (email to schools@bmwccbc.org ) by the registered participant and will be subject to the refund policy outlined above. Depending on processing date, the basic admin fee of $10 will normally apply. Registered participants who do not attend the Program on their scheduled date are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  4. The BMW Car Club of BC reserves the right to cancel any Program dates without notice and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fees. No liability is assumed by the BMW Car Club of BC for changes in the Program dates, contents or venues.
  5. All refunds will be credited to the Visa or MasterCard used in the original purchase.