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The Launch | August 2020

Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada (HPAC)
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Margit Nance, Editor
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Life Insurance and “Hazardous” Sports

The facts

Who we really are… Membership Profile of HPAC/ACVL

Note: These are statistic snapshots at particular times during the last month and therefore pilot totals may vary slightly depending on when the snapshot was taken.

Another HPAC/ACVL Award

The 2020 Jamie Christensen Memorial Award in Recognition of Long-Term Contribution to our Sport goes to Randy Parkin (HPAC/ACVL VP, and Alberta Director) (L). Presented by Keith McCullough, Senior Instructor (R).

The Endless Chain….From our own Benjamin Jordan

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Best Film
The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is proud to announce the online screening of their 2020 Best Canadian film, The Endless Chain. 

Competitions / Events / Competitors


COUPE URUBU
May 1-Oct. 15, 2020 Québec
https://hpac.ca/pub/?pid=517

WHAT IS THE HANG GLIDING AND PARAGLIDING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (HPAC)?

  • We are an association of Hang Glider, Paraglider and Speedflying pilots across Canada, represented by an elected Board of Directors from each region, and served by an Executive Director and national office.

WHY DOES HPAC EXIST?

  • To self-govern and promote free flight (hang gliding, paragliding, speedflying) in Canada.

WHAT DOES HPAC DO?

  • Represents the interests of members to regulatory bodies, including Transport Canada, NavCanada, Parks Canada, all levels of provincial and local governments managing public land, resorts, corporations and private landowners.
  • Establishes National Standards for pilot ratings and instructor/tandem certification and maintains a national pilot certification database.
  • Promotes Safety through accident and incident investigation, an Accident/Incident Reporting System, and advisories to members.
  • Conducts a National Awards Program to recognize exceptional achievement and contribution to the sport.
  • Negotiates an annual third-party liability insurance policy to protect the interests of members, landowners, and those volunteering on behalf of the organization
  • Sanctions Canadian National and other local competitions to ensure safety and fairness for participants.
  • Facilitates the participation of Canadian pilots in national and international competition through direct financial support and membership in Aero Club of Canada and FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale).
  • Conducts a National Awards Program to recognize exceptional achievement and contribution to the sport.
  • Communicates frequently with members, by publishing a Newsletter “The Launch/Le Déco”, annual safety and instructor communiques, and maintaining a web site available to both members and the public, in both official languages.
  • Advises pilots, clubs, and regional associations as they address local issues that include site acquisition and development, accessing instruction, organizing competitions, etc..
  • Cultivates mutually beneficial relationships with other national free flight associations and organizations world-wide. hpac.ca

Your Regional Directors


British Columbia
Tyler Gillies • BritishColumbia@HPAC.ca

Alberta & NWT
Randy Parkin • Alberta@HPAC.ca / NWT@HPAC.ca • 403-607-9888

Prairies
Jon Lovering • Prairies@HPAC.ca • 306-222-9955

Ontario
Nick Jones • Ontario@HPAC.ca • 519-590-6425

Québec
Bastien Dufour • Quebec@HPAC.ca • 514-565-3013

Maritimes
Chris Jette • AtlanticCanada@HPAC.ca • 902-940-0357

Yukon
Logan Small • Yukon@HPAC.ca • 867-334-8649

Director at Large: Treasurer
Tim Parker • Treasurer@HPAC.ca • 902-426-4109
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