B.C. Wildlife Federation
Thank you to everyone that joined us at the 58th BCWF AGM & Convention! A special thanks also to the many committee members, volunteers, donors, BCWF staff, and vendors that helped make the event such a success.
2013 BCWF Conservation Award Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 BCWF Conservation Awards!
Ted Barsby Conservationist of the Year Award (This award is the greatest honour the Federation can bestow on any individual for an outstanding contribution to conservation over the years)
Art Downs Memorial Award
Randy Shore of the Vancouver Sun for his article “Ethical Killing: Hipsters, hippies, and women are taking up hunting”
Bert Palmer Big Game Trophy
Ryan R. Kennedy, Non-Typical Whitetail Deer, 185 7/8
BCWF Jr. Wildlife (Big Game) Award
Cara Mehmal, California Bighorn Sheep, 163
Lee Straight Fishing Award
Kaitlynn Baes, Bull Trout, 9 lbs. 12 oz..
BCWF Youth Fishing Award
Carter Bouma, Chinook Salmon, 43 lbs.
Dr. Louis Lemieux Award - 2013 (recognizes the efforts of a club or region through a grant toward a worthy habitat conservation project not yet completed.)
Trail Wildlife Association
Roderick Haig-Brown Memorial Conservation Award (completed conservation project, benefiting either fish or wildlife.)
1st Place – Kamloops & District Fish & Game Association
2nd Place – Valley Fish & Game Club
Tom Sterling Waterfowl Habitat Conservation Award
Barnet Rifle Club
President’s Award for Volunteer Achievement
John Shepherd, BCWF Treasurer
Artist of the Year
Guy Hobbs for “All He Surveys”
Quota Buster Award (awarded to the club whose Membership increased the most since the last convention):
Victoria Fish & Game Protective Association
Best Resolution Award
BCWF Wildlife Committee
Bill Otway “Most Effective Regional Chair” Award
Dale Vidulich, President, BCWF Region 2
The BC Wildlife Federation is British Columbia's largest and oldest conservation organization. Our 40,000 members are passionately committed to protecting, enhancing and promoting the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Our volunteers and donors give generously of their time and finances to support to a wide range of wildlife conservation programs and projects. Join us today!