Columbia Valley & East Kootenay
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Aug 12, 2017 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
The Lakeside Event is 41 years old this summer (2017)! The annual Invermere event is known far and wide as Canada’s longest-running light aviation meet.
Can you believe it? For 4 decades, hang glider and para-glider pilots have tested their skills and plain old-fashioned good luck against each other as they fly off Mt. Swansea and soar above the Columbia Valley to splash down into a kiddie pool on the beach at James Chabot Provincial Park in Invermere BC. Those who make the target can win cash prizes.
Additional acrobatic para-gliding competitions above the lake keep up the Lakeside Event’s lively pace while the crowd of spectators goes always goes wild with excitement.
After the contest, it’s party time for pilots and their families, friends and spectators. There’s a live band and much fun is had by all!
- Pre-registration at the Rocky River Grill Friday evening
- 7 AM Saturday – breakfast
- 9:30 AM – launching begins for 2 flights for para gliding pilots – If you don’t cross the lake, it’s not counted as a flight!
- Evening party
If you need a camping spot, there are possibilities behind the Lakeside Pub. Outhouse will be available and bathing in the lake will be permitted.
Note: Partying in the camping spot is not allowed – it’s for sleeping only!
The annual Lakeside Event is one of summer’s highlights in the Columbia Valley. Everyone’s welcome to watch the show – and it’s a grand show, to be sure! Bring chairs, blankets and refreshments and come down to the beach at James Chabot Provincial Park to cheer the pilots as they aim for the target to win big money!.
Note: On account of rain, the event will be postponed to the 13th.
For more information about the Lakeside Event, visit: http://lakesideevent.com
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