Events Calendar

May
28
Sun
Rolf Drommer Memorial Harrison Drive
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm



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.

Please note the meeting location has changed this year. Directions are at the bottom.

Meeting Location: 8621 201 St. Langley BC, in the parking lot in front of the Deloitte building just behind the Shell Gas station
Meeting Time: 10:00 am for 10:30 am departure
Destination: Harrison Hot Springs Hotel, Harrison BC

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.

New Meeting Location

8621 201 St. Langley BC, in the parking lot in front of the Deloitte building just behind the Shell Gas station.
There are two routes from Hwy 1 to get there when you are eastbound, depending on whether you can use the HOV Lane.

1. Not using the HOV Lane (no passenger)

  1. The 200th Street southbound exit number 58
  2. Merge onto 200 St
  3. Turn left onto 86 Ave
    ** It’s the 2nd traffic light – The approach to make your left turn comes up quickly. Look for the Shell gas station **
  4. Turn left at 201 St.
  5. Turn left into the parking lot
  6. Destination will be on your left in front of the Deloitte building

2. Using the HOV Lane (if travelling with a passenger)

  1.  The HOV Lane take the 202 Street exit
  2. At the round about ( traffic circle) exit first right 202 St.
  3. Right on 86 Ave.
  4. Right on 201 St.
  5. Left into parking lot
  6. Destination will be on your left in front of the Deloitte building
The HOV 202 Street exit is the easiest, but you need a passenger to use the HOV Lane.
Jun
4
Sun
Car Control @ Pitt Meadows
Jun 4 @ 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.

$210 for members, $220 for non-members

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.
Gift Certificate – Car Control @ Pitt Meadows
Jun 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This is where you can sign up family or friends for our extremely popular Car Control course.
We will send you the confirmation email, which you can forward or print for your recipient. Please enter only the email where you want the confirmation sent. If the dates don’t work for the person(s) you sign up, we can move them to another event, if need be.

About our Car Control course:

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 moved to a future event, or 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 Click here ) 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
10
Sat
Technical Session at RX Autoworks – Restorer of Antique Cars @ RX Autoworks
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Technical Session at RX Autoworks – Restorer of Antique Cars

Limited to 20 members

 

Saturday, June 10, 2017
10am – 12 noon

RX Autoworks
270 East 1st Street,
North Vancouver,
V7L 1B3

At RX they resurrect and restore art. They mostly restore pre-war cars but have also restored cars from the ‘60s such as a beautiful Jaguar 3.8 Mark II. The restored cars are worth in the millions of dollars, and it is not unusual for RX to spend 8000 hours on a restoration. Rob Fram will host the session and after his presentation there will be a question and answer period.

No charge to attend but please sign up on Karelo.

Jun
11
Sun
Mystery Tour in Memory of Gary Yee
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

This exciting mystery tour shall explore the rural roads of the south side of the Fraser Valley with
lots of curves and views to see. Yes! A fun drive indeed, we shall visit a vineyard or two and
a final destination where you can shop for fresh local berries, jams, candy sweets, ice cream,
bakery goods and of course an A’ la carte brunch and lunch menu, or you can order from the
barbecue grill and munch away at a picnic table. The choice is yours. Sign up early. We limited
the number of cars for this tour.

 

Meet and Greet Location 8621 201 St. Langley BC
In the parking lot in front of the Deloitte building just behind the Shell Gas station.

Meet and Greet 10 AM
Drivers orientation 10:20 AM
We leave the parking Lot 10:30 AM

Directions to the Meet and Greet location
8621 201 St. Langley BC, in the parking lot in front of the Deloitte building just behind the Shell Gas station.
There are two routes from Hwy 1 to get there when you are eastbound, depending on whether you can use the HOV Lane.
1. Not using the HOV Lane (no passenger)
  1. The 200th Street southbound exit number 58
  2. Merge onto 200 St
  3. Turn left onto 86 Ave
    ** It’s the 2nd traffic light – The approach to make your left turn comes up quickly. Look for the Shell gas station **
  4. Turn left at 201 St.
  5. Turn left into the parking lot
  6. Destination will be on your left in front of the Deloitte building
2. Using the HOV Lane (if travelling with a passenger)
  1.  The HOV Lane take the 202 Street exit
  2. At the round about ( traffic circle) exit first right 202 St.
  3. Right on 86 Ave.
  4. Right on 201 St.
  5. Left into parking lot
  6. Destination will be on your left in front of the Deloitte building
The HOV 202 Street exit is the easiest, but you need a passenger to use the HOV Lane.
Jun
17
Sat
Dancing with Cones Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Jun 17 @ 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.
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
17
Mon
Road Skills / HPDE Advanced Driver Training @ Mission Raceway
Jul 17 @ 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.