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An incredible, free event
Join us Sat/Sun October 2-3, 2021
**Please Note: To protect the health & safety of all concerned we have taken the decision to require all event participants aged 12 and up, display partners and volunteers show proof of being fully vaccinated to gain entry to our free event this year – without exception. Masks also required. Read More
09:00 - 17:30
at the Abbotsford International
Join us on October 2-3, 2021 at the Abbotsford International Airport in BC, Canada for the world’s largest diversity outreach event of its kind to inspire female future leaders from shop floor to top floor in Aviation, Aerospace, Marine & Defence. Everyone of any age, gender or citizenship is welcome to attend - FREE!
Our signature The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too! events change lives! This incredible event is now held in the beginning of October, during the week of International Day of the Girl, a Canadian-driven UN observance. Our events are always fun, hands-on and completely FREE for everyone to ensure there are no barriers to participation. This is due to the generous support of agency, industry, education and community partners as well as our amazing volunteers working together towards improving gender diversity in high tech fields.
Meet a NASA Astronaut in person! Civilian and non-civilian VIPs will be on hand to engage with participants, and a variety of cool aircraft and equipment will be available to explore. Incredible hands-on displays and activities are provided by industry, agency and education partners to showcase their capabilities and inspire you to new possibilities. The event is open to the public with no registration required to attend. Come check out our photo galleries from previous events!
FREE FLIGHTS for female first time fliers!!! Among the attractions our event is famous for are the hundreds of free flights for female first-time fliers! The first flight experience is so incredibly amazing that we just have to share it! It’s often the catalyst that is needed to inspire interest in Aviation, Aerospace, Marine & Defence and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) based fields. The opportunities are endless!
Q: How do I get in on the free flights?
A: There are two ways to earn opportunities for the free flights:
- In advance of the event: SOCIAL IT FORWARD to win!
All of our precious resources go towards providing the best possible event that is completely free and open to absolutely everyone - the more the merrier! Therefore we must rely on word of mouth to let people know about us - that's where you come in! By simply sharing our events with others you not only help us grow, you just might be rewarded with a specified number of tickets when you enter our Social it Forward contests.
In advance of the event, we'll issue regular challenges on our social media channels with free flight tickets as the prize. Winners will be notified on social media and provided a special code to be entered in the reward zone below to unlock the booking portal. Social it Forward contests are open to residents of Canada and the U.S., however the booked seats must be assigned to eligible female first-time fliers that will be in Abbotsford, BC during the event and available to fly on the booked date and time. Fliers must be sure to check in at the designated area at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled flight time.
- At the event: TREASURE MAP AS A PASSPORT or TREASURE MAP AS A PASSPORT - VIP
Immediately upon arrival, be sure to obtain a printed copy of our FREE event program, which along with important details about the event contains a very special treasure map. Event programs are available to any person upon entry to the event, from any exhibitor and at key locations throughout the event. Aside from the Treasure Map grand prize contest, the Treasure Map may also be used as a passport to obtain free flights for eligible female first-time fliers.
How does this work? Locate the destinations listed on the map and obtain official verification for having interacted with the exhibitor - each exhibitor will have a unique stamp or sticker to place on your map and acknowledge your visit. Once you have nine verified interactions for displays visited you become eligible for entry to the Treasure Map as a Passport flight standby area for an eligible female flier. Flights are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, weather permitting and as we have available capacity.
UPGRADE to Treasure Map as a Passport - VIP: For priority handling, present your fully completed map to gain entry to the VIP priority area for an eligible female flier.NOTE: If you're not an eligible flier yourself, you may still hold a place in the applicable queue for the number of eligible female fliers for whom you hold their Treasure Map as a Passport or Treasure Map as a Passport - VIP.
NOTE: While anyone is welcome to qualify for Treasure Map as a Passport, the map may be used to provide entry for one eligible female first-time flier and may be used only once. Eligible female first-time fliers wishing to fly together must each present a qualifying Treasure Map as a Passport or Treasure Map as a Passport - VIP.
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE FREE FLIGHTS:
This event is one of our means to inspire female future leaders from shop floor to top floor, in high-tech STEM fields. We offer more here: www.achieveanything.ca If you're unclear why this is needed, please browse through our websites to learn more. The flights are an expensive and precious gift we use to draw girls and women to check out the rest of the event. The flights are the only part of the event not open to the guys, without exception - please don't ask. We encourage the guys to join us and show their support as they have fun checking out all the other offerings at the event.
BE ADVISED THAT ALL PASSENGERS ARE REQUIRED TO PRESENT GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION (ID)*, AND A SIGNED GUARDIAN CONSENT/WAIVER IN ORDER TO FLY. *In the case of some students a health care card in conjunction with student Photo ID is acceptable. For infants under two years of age, a government-issued health care card is acceptable. Consent/waiver forms may be downloaded from the link below, and copies will also be available at the event. In the case of a minor, where the legal guardian will not be present, be sure to have this form completed and signed in advance and present it at check-in.
BE ADVISED THAT any portion of the event, including the free flights, may be postponed or cancelled without warning due to circumstances outside of our control.Where flights have been postponed due to weather or other operational factors and conditions improve, we will do our best to accommodate the displaced fliers, provided that passengers previously scheduled for later times are not displaced.
We’re looking for volunteers! Any gender, age 15 and up - YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
To apply visit www.girlsfly2.ca/volunteer.html
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGE to unlock free flights!
Social it forward reward zone
Please enter your reward code to Redeem the Tickets
Canadian Coast Guard
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Coast Guard
Abbotsford Police Department
Vancouver Police Department
Delta Police Department
Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services
Canadian Border Services Agency
Royal Canadian Air Force
Stay tuned! We'll announce these in order of confirmation!