The Soaring Association of Canada is launching a new initiative to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday as a nation.
With an eye to raising awareness of gliding as a national sport, promoting cross-country soaring in our clubs, and celebrating our 150th birthday as a nation and as glider pilots, the SAC board has created a new commemorative pin. The pin, issued from SAC, will be awarded to pilots and passengers who have completed a 150 km cross-country flight by glider in Canadian skies anytime between January 1st to December 31st, 2017. The pins will also be awarded for regional and national competition flights.
The SAC board will be overseeing the program, verifying qualifications, and mailing out the pins monthly starting in July. We would like representatives from each club to help coordinate a publicity campaign for the new award.
This award was conceived with the aim towards encouraging people to participate in gliding activities in Canada. SAC is excited about this program and is looking forward to see how many of our members can get out and fly cross-country!