Stephane Dumas

New Member Stephane Dumas

Nov 4, 2022

New member Stephane Dumas, originally from Montreal, recounted his "flight" from an eager air cadet at the controls (albeit under supervision) to high-end restauranteur in Washington, to jumping out of planes with the US Army 82nd Airborne Division, then through the world of aviation as a pilot and in the private jet charter business in 1997 until the crash of corporate travel during the recession years from 2006-2008. As he described it, his success in the restaurant industry afforded him the funds to pursue flying. And through his success in aviation he enjoyed restaurants. Stephane was also involved in managing a private airport in Markham, Ontario (see the links about this enterprise). He sees Osoyoos as a gem and its airport as a blank slate "boutique.". His current interests have taken him in the direction of manned and unmanned aviation. Stephane has a young family with son Hunter, age 9 and his daughter Tiffany, 5. He and his wife are enjoying their move to Osoyoos where he is currently sharing his expertise with the owners of Convivia Restaurant -- the location of the Club's Christmas party on December 1st.