July 20, 2017

Freedom to Fly Watch Winner


Over the last year, each $100 contribution to the Freedom to Fly Fund (FFF) earned a chance to win a beautiful $3,000 Breitling Colt watch.  Member Michael Smit of Comox BC was the lucky winner of the 2017 draw that took place during the Saturday Banquet at the Kelowna COPA convention.

Seen here with B.C. Director Joe Hessberger and Dave Miller, COPA Flight Captain for the Courtenay Flight, Smit was handed his watch at the Courtenay Airport on July 17, 2017.

“Many thanks to COPA. As Master of the newest, most high-tech, of British Columbia’s passenger ferries, this watch will be the envy of all the other mariners on our ship. It also serves as the catalyst to finally enrol myself in pilot training again, a dream that had lain dormant for many years.”

The contest continues again this year, with another draw for a similar men’s or women’s Breitling Colt watch.  Each $100 contribution to the FFF gives a member or a group a chance to win.  The drawing will take place in June 2018, at the Saint John (NB) COPA Convention. Good luck!