Skydive Vancouver Island:
IN THE NEWS
Theo Fullfills Life Dream of Skydiving!
April 17, 2018
In October of 2017 we had the pleasure to take Theo from the Netherlands for a skydive. He brought some friends and a film crew along to record his adventures on #VancouverIsland It's a touching story of Theo's journey with ALS and the friends who stand strong beside him!
Meet the Owner of Skydive Vancouver Island
May 01, 2018
Vancouver Island Skydive is a local company taking the Island to new heights! Meet Gord Gauvin, the owner/operator who has done over 3000 skydives and loves to share his passion with others. He is a Tandem Instructor, Skydiving Coach and Jump Master. ~ Vancouver Island Real Estate Network
June 20, 2016
Meet Patrick Allen. He's 94-years-young and from Gabriola Island, B.C. Instead of giving him a new gadget or tie for Father's Day, his children took a flying leap and gifted him a skydiving lesson.
CBC News Posted: Jun 20, 2016 5:48 PM PT
May 27, 2016
Most of us have a big dream to go skydiving one day. Well, I wrote this to help you first timers out!
Emily Draicchio · May 27, 2016
July 26, 2015
Frank Webb, an 86 year-old resident of Saanich, B.C., celebrated his birthday in style — by jumping out of an airplane and freefalling towards Earth at 200 km/h.
By On the Island, CBC News Posted: Jul 26, 2015 6:04 PM PT
June 11, 2015
Ever wonder where the expression jumping for joy comes from?
The folks at Skydive Vancouver Island can show you.
Operating out of the Qualicum Beach Airport, the drop zone offers heart-pounding thrills and breathtaking scenery.
by Brenda Gough - Parksville Qualicum Beach News | posted Jun 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM
July 05, 2015
Twenty-two members of the Angels Abreast dragon-boat team traded their paddles for parachutes in the Jump for a Cure fundraiser last month.
Pedro Arrais / Times Colonist | JULY 5, 2015 06:00 AM
July 29, 2015
After a ring or two, Frank Webb picks up the phone. It's 3 p.m. on a Monday.
"Hello? I'm just about to have a glass of wine for my afternoon drink and siesta. Who's this?"
And that about sums him up — relaxed, content, and doing what he wants, when he wants.
Huffpost British Columbia | Posted: 07/29/2015 4:32 pm EDT
February 18, 2016
Lefty's Fresh Foods was honoured last night as the Business of the Year during the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce Community Awards.
by Staff Writer - Parksville Qualicum Beach News | posted Feb 18, 2016 at 9:00 AM
June 02, 2016
The second annual Jump for a Cause with Vancouver Island Skydive starts this weekend.
A portion of funds raised from the tandem skydives will go toward the Angels Abreast Dragon Boat team. The team has 31 members; 25 of the members are breast cancer survivors while the other six are breast cancer supporters.
by Staff Writer - Parksville Qualicum Beach News | posted Jun 2, 2016 at 9:00 AM
April 02, 2015
After three years, the Qualicum Beach Airshow is back July 11 with more aerobatic performers and unique displays than ever.
by Auren Ruvinsky - Parksville Qualicum Beach News | posted Apr 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM
June 20, 2016
Ninety-four-year-old Patrick Allen is somewhat of a veteran when it comes to skydiving.
The Gabriola Island resident took his second leap from 15,000 feet on Sunday above Qualicum Beach, a Father’s Day present from his children.
by John Harding - Parksville Qualicum Beach News | posted Jun 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM
October 13, 2015
There are few moments in life that truly take your breath away. Skydiving is certainly one of them.
I stopped by Skydive Vancouver Island last week to write a piece about the upcoming Island Fever Skydive Festival slated for Oct. 16-18 in Qualicum Beach which is expected to attract 70 to 80 professional skydivers from all over the country, including Canadian champions and world record holders.
by Candace Wu - Parksville Qualicum Beach News | posted Oct 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM
August 30, 2016
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Actually, it was members from the Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue parachuting over the Qualicum Beach Airport.
by Lauren Collins - Parksville Qualicum Beach News | posted Aug 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM
June 25, 2015
The weekend-long event raised money for the Angels Abreast Dragon Boat Team, which Murphy and Henderson both belong to. Gauvin, owner of Skydive Vancouver Island, said about 20 people signed up for tandem jumps throughout the weekend, which helped to raise approximately $1,000 for the team.
The PQB News | posted Jun 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM
June 25, 2015
Jump for a Cause with Skydive Vancouver Island and The Angels Abreast Dragon Boat Team.
(scroll to 5:15 min in video for story)
go! Island 60 - June 12th, 2015
June 09, 2016
For most, skydiving is a thrilling experience that lasts a few hours. But for Dennis Harker, skydiving is a way of life.
Shaw TV | Published on Jun 9, 2016
February 17, 2017
Don with Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver speaks with SlackLifeBC, The Canadian Sport Parachute Association, BC Mountaineering Club, and a lifelong skydiver about extreme sports -why they do it and how they stay safe.
Roundhouse Radio | Impact - Extreme Sports (Feb 17, 2017)
April 23, 2016
How a major health scare led Gord Gauvin to completely change the course of his life – and jump out of planes for a living.
By Brittany King of CFAX 1070 Victoria | April 23, 2016
June 28, 2016
94-year-old Gabriolan Pat Allen’s children gave their dad a Father’s Day gift like none other this year.
They literally had him thrown out an airplane, at 15,000 feet.
Derek Kilbourn | Sounder News | Tuesday, June 28 2016
June 30, 2015
Two weekends ago, the team partnered up with Skydive Vancouver Island to “Jump for A Cure,” raising funds for breast cancer research and providing the exhilarating opportunity to jump out of a plane and fall back to Earth.
Sounder News | Tuesday, June 30 2015
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