Events Calendar

May
26
Sat
Dancing with Cones Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
May 26 @ 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

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
3
Sun
Rolf Drommer Memorial Harrison Drive
Jun 3 @ 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.

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
24
Sun
Dancing with Cones Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Jun 24 @ 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

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
8
Sun
Vancouver Island Saanich Peninsula Drive & The Peddie BMW Collection Tour @ Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
Jul 8 all-day

Registration is required this event is limited to valid club members and their guest.

This event begins with our meet and greet on the 9am Victoria Ferry sailing which leaves from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal.

The drivers and passengers meeting will cover all of the itinerary for the route directions, places we visit, meal times and washroom breaks etc. The meeting location on the Ferry will be determined prior to Wednesday July 4th and no later than Thursday July 5th 2018. You will be notified by email.

The first part of the drive takes you to Sidney BC. There you will enjoy the beautiful shoreline as we dine for lunch at a popular eatery.

The second part of the drive takes you to the private Peddie BMW Collection.
Dale Peddie has been restoring classic BMW’s for many years.
He prides his collection of BMW hot rod builds all of which he has done himself. Passionate of what he does Dale is eager to share his experiences.
Currently 29 BMW’s which include some fully completed projects and some in progress.

The third part of the drive takes you to the southern tip of Vancouver Island and we will route along the beautiful coastal shoreline as we venture northward back to Swartz Bay.

This is an all day event with plans to catch the 7pm return ferry to Tsawwassen.

Please be advised that the times of our itinerary may vary as this particular run is the first time for the club. We strive for excellence so that everyone enjoys themselves and your safety is number 1.

All Ferry fares and meals are at your own expense. If we can get group rates you will be notified.

Please note that reservations is highly recommended for the 9am and 7pm sailings.
Reservations by phone  1-888-223-3779
Mobility on Rogers or Telus networks ( *223 )
Online  www.bcferries.com
The reservation cost per sailing is $10. per car.
Recent news – BC ferries has lowered the reservations fee from $15. to $10 per sailing.
For ferry rates go to www.bcferries.com

Jul
15
Sun
Car Control @ Pitt Meadows
Jul 15 @ 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
16
Mon
Road Skills / HPDE Advanced Driver Training @ Mission Raceway
Jul 16 @ 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
22
Sun
17th Annual German Car Festival @ Waterfront Park
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

2018 German Car Festival July 22 @ Waterfront Park in North Van

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

This year, we have moved the event to July 22, to increase the chances of nice weather.

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 includes approximately 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 food bank.

Stay tuned for more info and details.

Aug
11
Sat
Widbey Island Drive
Aug 11 all-day

Details coming soon

Aug
19
Sun
Dancing with Cones Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Aug 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Karelo sign up coming soon.

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

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.
21st Annual BMW Car Club Concours d’Elegance @ Waterfront Park
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is one of the Club’s events that is open to the public. There is no requirement to be an official Club member for this event however to get the full appreciation of the BMW Car Club of BC it is recommended that you join.

The BMW Car Club of BC Concours and Heritage Celebration is an annual event to celebrate 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 manufactured for over 100 years.

It is meant to be a fun social gathering for club members and the public. Participants are encouraged to bring their BMW and show it at this event by entering it in one of the two categories. The Display category is for the showing and appreciation of your BMW. We recognize the beauty and value of these cars, and are encouraging every BMW owner that attends the event to display their BMW on the grass for others to view.

For those that have a competitive nature, we have the Judged category. Here we have a variety of classes and trophies for the top 3 cars in each class based on how clean and detailed the owner has kept their BMW.

More details will be posted closer to the event.