RE/MAX supports students at Skyfest 2015

Watch for complementary tickets in elementary student report cards

Skyfest director Betsy Van Halderen hands over Skyfest student tickets to Riverview elementary school principal Kathy Fowles for distribution to students Grades 1 – 7.

With the school year coming to a close, report cards for elementary students will be arriving in homes across the Quesnel school district the last day of school, June 25. Parents need to be aware there will be something extra in the report cards, student tickets to Skyfest 2015, Quesnel International Air Show.

Thanks to the commitment and support of RE/MAX, 1,875 tickets will be distributed to students in Grades K – 7, including North Cariboo Christian School and St. Ann’s school.

“We didn’t want to miss anyone,” RE/MAX sales representative Bobbi Momer said.

This is the second time the company has distributed student tickets and Momer said the Skyfest volunteers have been wonderful partners for this program.

“This year we’ll track the impact of the program,” she added.

The idea was to make family costs of Quesnel’s Airshow affordable and Momer said Skyfest 2015 is going to be a great family experience.

“One of the Quesnel Skyfest Society’s purposes is to promote and encourage an interest in aviation among the youth of the Cariboo and RE/MAX Quesnel Realty has partnered in this project by sponsoring the students of SD28,” Skyfest director Betsy van Halderen said.

“If for some reason you do not receive a Skyfest ticket with your child’s report card, get in touch with RE/MAX Quesnel Realty office, 355 St. Laurent Ave., in July.”

Momer went on to say how pleased the company was to be involved with Skyfest.

“As realtors we deal with families all the time and this is a great way to give back to the community and families who support us,” she said.

The tickets are unique from other Skyfest tickets and so parents need to not only retrieve them from student report cards and backpacks but also keep them in a safe, visible spot to use during Skyfest 2015, July 31 – Aug. 2.

They are good for either Saturday or Sunday events.

Momer comes from a family who value volunteering and knows the kind of commitment it takes to stage such an impressive event.

“I remember the Snowbirds’ flyby during the Kelowna regattas,” she said with a smile.

Momer is looking forward to attending Skyfest 2015 and reliving the thrill of such demo teams as the Snowbirds, CF-18 and all the daring performers slated for the airshow.

RE/MAX has been encouraged to provide a company presence at the airshow and in addition to their name on the student tickets, there will be an inflatable RE/MAX balloon on site.

As a realtor, Momer said partnering with Skyfest 2015 is important.

“We live here too, it’s our home,” she said.

“Communities support us and in turn we really appreciate that. We want to be part of these events and what makes Quesnel a wonderful place to live.”

The RE/MAX slogan is Make our home your home and Momer said that fits perfectly with supporting events such as Skyfest 2015.

“I hope everyone has fun and realizes the work of the army of volunteers that it takes to make Skyfest the enormous success it is.”

Tickets (adult, youth, family and weekend camping package) for Skyfest 2015 are available at Circle ‘S’ Western Wear, the Tourist Bureuu or online at

Mustang tickets can be purchased at various venues including Circle ‘S’, CapIt or contact any Skyfest director.

Download the Quesnel Skyfest app to your smartphone and receive updates as they are posted or visit the Skyfest 2015 Facebook page.