2014 BCWF AGM & Convention

Thank You!

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.

2014 Disposition of Resolutions & Special Resolution - BCWF Constitution and Bylaws

2014 Disposition of Resolutions

Disposition of Special Resolution - BCWF Constitution and Bylaws

AGM Presentations

Presentations from the 2014 BCWF AGM & Convention can be downloaded in PDF form below. Additional presentations will be added in the coming days.

Thursday, April 10th

Politically Correct (Or Incorrect) Predator Control to Recover Caribou
Rob Serrouya, University of Alberta

BCWF Programs Overview - Fishing Forever
Al Springer, Chair, Fishing Forever

Preventing the Spread of Invasive Mussels and Other Aquatic Species
Lisa Scott, Okanagan & Similkameen Invasive Species Society

Friday, April 11th

Understanding Chronic Wasting Disease
Cait Nelson, Wildlife Biologist, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

Outdoor Recreational Vehicle Management Framework
Vera Vukelich, Manager, Land and Access Programs, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

B.C Ecosystem Restoration Program
Al Neal, Senior Ecosystem Restoration Specialist, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

Watershed Sustainability Through Local Stewardship
Paul Rickard, BCWF Tidal Waters Fisheries Committee

B.C's New Watershed Sustainability Act
Brian Symonds, Watershed Sustainability Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

Idaho's Mule Deer Management: Informed by Decades of Research*
Mark Hurley, Idaho Department of Fish & Game
*PLEASE NOTE: This document is not suitable for use as a standalone presentation

Saturday, April 12th

Inland Fisheries Breakout Session
Rick Simspon and Danny Coyne, BCWF Region 8 Fisheries Committee
Tara White, Senior Fisheries Biologist, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

Region 8 Fisheries Projects by BCWF Volunteers
Tara White, Senior Fisheries Biologist, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

BCWF Wetlands Education Program: Connections to Clubs
Neil Fletcher, Wetlands Education Program Coordinator

UN Arms Trade Treaty: What it Means for You!
Dr. Gary Mauser, Chair, BCWF Firearms Committee

Introducing Legacy Water Seach and Recovery Society
Scott LeBus, Legacy Water Seach and Recovery Society

Coyote Skinning
Pete Wise, Instructor, B.C. Trappers Association

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)
Mark Angelo

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 - Borrowing Owls Restoration Project
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”

Jack McCracken Club Bulletin Award
Clubs Under 300 Members - Kamloops & District Fish & Game Club
Clubs Over 300 Members - Victoria Fish & Game Protective Association


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

Thanks Everyone!

Thank you to everyone that joined us at the 2013 BCWF AGM & Convention  at the Radisson Hotel in Richmond, B.C. April 24-27.

Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for the 2014 BCWF AGM & Convention, which takes place April 9 - 12, 2014, at the Delta Okanagan Resort & Convention Centre in Kelowna, B.C.

A major thank you to our 2013 event sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

The Richmond Review

Gold Sponsors

Habitat Conservation Trust Fund
HUB International

Silver Sponsors

Bone Beer
Grouse River Outfitters
Ozero Sand & Gravel

Bronze Sponsors

BCWF Vancouver Island Region Association
Dawson Creek Sportsmen's Club
Dueck Auto Group
Oceola Fish & Game Club
Sparwood & District Fish & Game Club
Summerland Sportsmen's Association
Tourism Richmond


June 12th - 2013 Disposition of Resolutions
2013 Disposition of Resolutions

May 10th - AGM Presentations
2013 AGM Presentations

April 23rd - Final AGM & Convention Agenda

March 19th - Added Youth Program Information:
2013 AGM Youth Program

March 12th - Added Order Form for 2013 AGM Jacket:
2013 AGM Jacket Order Form

March 7th - Updated Preliminary Agenda
Preliminary Agenda

February 14 - Uploaded Document:
Draft Resolutions

February 11 - 2013 BCWF AGM &  Convention Forms now online:
AGM Volunteer Form
2013 AGM & Convention Information
2013 AGM & Convention Registration Form
Spousal Program Information
Spousal Program Registration Form
Fundraiser Donation Agreement
Wild Game Donation Form

December 20 - Registration Page and Sponsor / Donor Page now Online: 
Registration page 
Sponsor/Donor page 

October 30 - Archived 2012 AGM and Convention files / Updated Awards and Resolutions
Past AGM Files
Updated Awards
Updated Resolutions