March 2016

Nanaimo Dinner Presentation

Organized by the APEGBC Vancouver Island Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected] for space availability. Thank you.
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM 
Location: Nanaimo Helijet Terminal - 100 Port Drive, Nanaimo, BC

The Helijet terminal is located in the cruise ship terminal building on Port Way near downtown Nanaimo. Follow Esplanade Street from highway 1 and follow it to the right until you reach Port Way (the trestle). Turn left at the gate onto port way and follow it down to the terminal building and parking lot.
Presenter: Danny Sitnam
Troy McDonald
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $35 for Members and Guests
$30 for EIT's and GIT's
$20 for Students
Join us for an informative presentation on the new Helijet operations in Nanaimo with Danny Stinam and Troy McDonald.

To date, Helijet has clocked more than 22 million kilometres in its 27 years of passenger service. The company has 135 staff, 13 helicopters, two Learjet airplanes, and $30 million in revenue. 

Danny Sitnam is the president and CEO of Helijet International Inc. Originally trained as a machinist and then as a pilot, Sitnam flew resource and utility missions around the Yukon and Northern B.C. for eight years. 

Troy MacDonald started with Helijet in 1994 and began working in the sales department as the Victoria Sales Manager in 2005. He also co-manages Helijet’s sport fishing clients and contracts in Haida Gwaii (previously Queen Charlotte Islands). Troy was named Director of Sales for the company in 2011.


5:45 PM – Registration and networking
6:15 PM – Branch business & announcements
6:30 PM – Cocktail Reception Dinner 
7:15 PM – Presentation by Danny Sitnam and Troy MacDonald, HeliJet 
8:15 PM – Questions period
8:30 PM – Closing


  • To help us predict our catering needs, please register by March 7, 2016.
  • Cash Bar will be available.
  • If you have any questions please contact Craig Work at [email protected] or 250.751.8558. 

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