Every Year, dedicated volunteers on Texada Island run a week-long camp for youths 10-16, exposing them to all facets of aviation. Pilots from the Courtenay Airpark supports their effort by providing air experience flights to participants at the end of the camp.
After missing a couple of years due to Covid, the camp was in action again this past year, and our group flew over on July 29 to give the 16 youths a local flight.
Ray Henault, president of the Courtenay Airpark Association. participated with his aircraft and afterwards penned a couple of articles describing the experience. See link and article below:
Texada Aerospace Camp. Crown Isle Magazine. Sept 2022.pdf
Article in The Totem Times, 22Nov.2022: