Our Chapter has a history with Airmarking. The first three compass roses that took place in western Canada were in BC:
The first one was in Cranbrook in 1996, led by June Mills. As there were no 99s members in their city, the Cranbrook Flying Club initiated the project, and the design was sent to them. Several 99s members in surrounding communities attempted to fly there to assist them, but because of bad weather, no one was able to get through. The Cranbrook Club members were able to complete it on their own, and we flew there on the following weekend to view their handiwork.
The second one was in Vernon in 1997. Roberta Drinkwater initiated this one, and the Vernon Flying Club members joined us. The City of Vernon also supported us by supplying the paint. It has been re-painted three times since, most recently in 2019.
The third one was completed in Pentiction in 1998 and was done solely on the initiative of June Mills. The painting was done by dedicated 99s, spouses, and friends. It incorporates the Native name for Pentiction in the design.