Events Calendar

May
13
Mon
Road Skills / HPDE Advanced Driver Training @ Mission Raceway
May 13 @ 8:00 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. We will have three run groups, A, B, and C.

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

 

Eligibility

Road Skills session generally requires completion of one of our previous events at Pitt Meadows (Car Control, Winter Skills, or Dancing With Cones) or Mission 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. We will be splitting participants into 3 run groups, as this has worked well in the past and has met with general approval among participants.

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 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. 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.
May
18
Sat
Dancing with Cones PLUS Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

What is “PLUS”?  It’s an optional competition for YOU!

We have added a competition to find the driver who has the least amount of variation between timed runs, over a series of 4 of the 7 DWC events in 2019.

This is our famous “Dancing With Cones” event, but with a new optional competitive component! It is ALL about your consistency between runs and there will be prizes for the most consistent drivers.

In this competition, the cost of the car, horsepower, etc are not what determines the outcome, it is YOUR consistency as a driver. That said, “sandbagging” will be flagged and is not allowed.

To be in this competition, you need to participate in at least 4 of the 7 2019 DWC events.

You may participate in all 7 2019 DWC events and we will take your best consistency times from 4 of those events as your entry and use them to find your overall consistency time.

At the end of the year, there will be prizes for the most consistent driver.

The full explanation and set of rules will be available on site and we will keep it as simple as possible, so please save your questions for event day.

Participation in the competition is optional and for those who opt out, the events will be as much fun as they always are.

The Dancing With Cones event description:

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 $175 CDN $155 for valid club members. [includes lunch and taxes]. Please note the lunch included in the sign up fee is for the participant only. If you have guests visting the event, lunch will be an additional $15 per guest.

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.
Jun
2
Sun
Rolf Drommer Memorial Harrison Drive
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Karelo sign up coming soon

The annual drive to Harrison celebrates the founding of the club and now honours the memory of Rolf Drommer, who dedicated his time and energy to helping run and grow the club over the years.

Event costs and fees: There is no event sign up fee, but there is the cost for the Sunday Brunch at The Harrison Hotel.  Each participant is responsible for their own lunch costs.

When registering: please select if you are staying for lunch, and then use the add person button for each additional person in you car/party/group so we get a head count for lunch.

Newcomers and guests welcome, however event participation and registration preference for this event is given to valid club members of the BMW Car Club of BC, BMW Club of Canada, or BMWCCA, as our available lunch space is limited to 50.

Jun
23
Sun
Dancing with Cones PLUS Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

What is “PLUS”?  It’s an optional competition for YOU!

We have added a competition to find the driver who has the least amount of variation between timed runs, over a series of 4 of the 7 DWC events in 2019.

This is our famous “Dancing With Cones” event, but with a new optional competitive component! It is ALL about your consistency between runs and there will be prizes for the most consistent drivers.

In this competition, the cost of the car, horsepower, etc are not what determines the outcome, it is YOUR consistency as a driver. That said, “sandbagging” will be flagged and is not allowed.

To be in this competition, you need to participate in at least 4 of the 7 2019 DWC events.

You may participate in all 7 2019 DWC events and we will take your best consistency times from 4 of those events as your entry and use them to find your overall consistency time.

At the end of the year, there will be prizes for the most consistent driver.

The full explanation and set of rules will be available on site and we will keep it as simple as possible, so please save your questions for event day.

Participation in the competition is optional and for those who opt out, the events will be as much fun as they always are.

The Dancing With Cones event description:

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 $175 CDN $155 for valid club members. [includes lunch and taxes]. Please note the lunch included in the sign up fee is for the participant only. If you have guests visting the event, lunch will be an additional $15 per guest.

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
6
Sat
22nd Annual Duffey Lake Road Trip
Jul 6 – Jul 7 all-day

Duffey Lake Road Trip

July 6 – 7  2019

Exclusive to BMWCCBC membership

Hey there! New route for 2019. This two day road trip will head through Manning Park, venture the region of Similkameen Country for a twisty side route and then back thru the Nicola Valley to Merritt BC. Highlights are Manning Park, Old Hedley Rd, Similkameen Valley, Seton Lake, Mt. Currie Region, Duffey Lake and Pemberton.

The nitty gritty and FAQ

Your BMWCCBC membership must be up to date to register.

Register by June 19th by 23:00 hr. After that you’re out of luck.

Can I invite a guest : Club members can invite a non club member as their guest to accompany them.

Can I bring my pet Dog : Yes, you are responsible to have your dog leashed when among the participants. Please make sure you notify the Merritt Best Western, some condition will apply. Ask for details when booking.

How do I register my hotel stay : Online or by phone

   

Step 1 Reserve your hotel stay online at the Merritt Best Western no later than June 19th before 24:00 Hr. for the group rate. Click on the Link  https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.62132.html?groupId=X53EB4X5

If you wish to register by phone, call directly to the hotel, (not the reservation line) to receive the BMW Car Club of BC group rate. 1 (250) 378-0700

The group rate has 2 choices,

1 King bed room – $120.99 plus taxes

2 Queen beds room – $129.99 plus taxes

Step 2 Register yourself / spouse / partner / friend / ..

on Karelo and fill out with your payment and you’re done.

Please note: Karelo is setup so that only a current BMWCCBC membership can sign up. If your spouse or partner is an associate member then please enter their name in the “add person” section found at the bottom . A current membership can also invite a non member guest to accompany them. Please enter their name and the registration payment.     

What does the registration include :       1 Bag lunch and drink per person

                                                                1 Lanyard and plastic name tag per person

                                                                

What’s in the bag : Sandwich, cookie or desert square and fruit. Choices are chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad or veggie mix. Apple, orange or grapes.

The bag lunch choices will be on a first come pick basis so if you arrive early you’ll have the best picks.

Registration cost is $20. per. person. non refundable. Condition may apply.

Conditions: In the event that the club cancels this road trip the participant will be refunded the $20. registration fee only. The Best Western Merritt stay refund is not the responsibility of the BMW Car Club of BC. It is the participant responsibility to notify the Best Western as per their reservation conditions. 

PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND, On the Best Western website page for the BMW Car Club BC registration, it states no cost to cancel by 4pm on the 6 Jul 2019. This will not apply to our group rate reservation, There is a 24hr cancellation policy for the group rate reservations. All cancellations at no charge will need to be made by 4pm on the 5th July 2019. You can cancel online or call the Best Western directly 1 (250) 378-7000

Trip Starting Point:

Meeting location is 8621 201 St. Langley BC  July 06 2019 08:45 hr. Be there!

The parking lot in front of the Deloitte building.

The route description and the social meal events will be emailed to you after June 20th 2019

Hang in there, see ya later.

Event coordinators

Grant Furuya

David Gray

Jul
14
Sun
Car Control @ Pitt Meadows
Jul 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm



Challenge your driving skills and attitudes by starting with our entry level advanced driver training program which we call Car Control school, a day packed with fun and excitement, suitable for all drivers. Our first level Driving School courses bring together the fundamentals of confident, safe driving via a series of exercises designed to improve your skills and allow you to explore the limits of vehicle control.

In our Car Control Program we cover key elements vital to improving your driving, such as seating position, steering technique, and vehicle dynamics. Exercises include vision, emergency braking, emergency avoidance and handling corners. The program also takes an in-depth look at typical driving scenarios encountered during inner-city driving and how to respond to them. After the new skills exercises, we finish the day with practice time, including a slalom where the objective is to compete against yourself for consistency, challenging you to utilize the skills learned over the day.

Training provided by the skilled professionals at Driving Unlimited.

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
15
Mon
Road Skills / HPDE Advanced Driver Training @ Mission Raceway
Jul 15 @ 8:00 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. We will have three run groups, A, B, and C.

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

 

Eligibility

Road Skills session generally requires completion of one of our previous events at Pitt Meadows (Car Control, Winter Skills, or Dancing With Cones) or Mission 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. We will be splitting participants into 3 run groups, as this has worked well in the past and has met with general approval among participants.

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 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. 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.
Jul
21
Sun
18th Annual German Car Festival @ Waterfront Park
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

2019 German Car Festival July 21 @ Waterfront Park in North Van

GATES OPEN AT 9:30AM, if you get there early, please wait until directed into the park.

This event is a fund raiser and a co-operated event with the Porsche, Audi, Mercedes and BMW clubs.
Join other German car enthusiasts for a day of schmoozing, photo ops and fun in a beautiful setting, on the waterfront of North Vancouver. Maybe you can win a door prize!

Typical attendance of more than 150 German cars from all over, some from the USA, some from other parts of Canada and some local. Some are daily drivers and some are classic museum pieces.

There is no sign up or preregistration for this event – You show up at the gate and pay $10 per car to be displayed (no exceptions) and provide a non perishable food item for the “Harvest Project” food bank.

The “Harvest Project” a non-profit organization located in North Vancouver BC which helps families through difficult times providing grocery, clothing support, client-care coaching and counsel.
Their motto is “Extending a Hand Up – Not a Hand Out”
With a co-operated support from the BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Porsche clubs of BC all net proceeds and grocery items are donated to the Harvest Project.

Aug
10
Sat
Whidbey Island Drive
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am

Details will be posted closer to the event.

Aug
11
Sun
Dancing with Cones PLUS Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Aug 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

What is “PLUS”?  It’s an optional competition for YOU!

We have added a competition to find the driver who has the least amount of variation between timed runs, over a series of 4 of the 7 DWC events in 2019.

This is our famous “Dancing With Cones” event, but with a new optional competitive component! It is ALL about your consistency between runs and there will be prizes for the most consistent drivers.

In this competition, the cost of the car, horsepower, etc are not what determines the outcome, it is YOUR consistency as a driver. That said, “sandbagging” will be flagged and is not allowed.

To be in this competition, you need to participate in at least 4 of the 7 2019 DWC events.

You may participate in all 7 2019 DWC events and we will take your best consistency times from 4 of those events as your entry and use them to find your overall consistency time.

At the end of the year, there will be prizes for the most consistent driver.

The full explanation and set of rules will be available on site and we will keep it as simple as possible, so please save your questions for event day.

Participation in the competition is optional and for those who opt out, the events will be as much fun as they always are.

The Dancing With Cones event description:

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 $175 CDN $155 for valid club members. [includes lunch and taxes]. Please note the lunch included in the sign up fee is for the participant only. If you have guests visting the event, lunch will be an additional $15 per guest.

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.