2015 BCWF Annual General Meeting & Convention - April 23 to 25, 2015, Fernie, B.C.


Thank you to all the delegates, members, speakers, and guests that attended the 2015 BCWF AGM & Convention in Fernie, BC, April 23 to 25.

Thanks also to all the hardworking volunteers from the Fernie Rod & Gun Club lead by President Kevin Marasco and Membership Coordinator Mario Rocca - without them the event would simply not have been possible!

2015 BCWF AGM & Convention Survey

Thank you to everyone that took the time to fill out the 2015 AGM Survey - your feedback is much appreciated!

Survey Results are now available for download at the link below:
2015 AGM Survey Results 

AGM & Convention Presentations Now Available for Download

AGM Presentations are available for download in PDF format below:

Aboriginal Title, Wildlife Predation, and First Nations Partnerships - Chief Joe Alphonse

BCWF Update - Cheryl Johnson and Al Martin

Canadian Wildlife Federation

East Kootenay Grassland Ecosystem Restoration - HCTF Project

East Kootenay Mountain Goat Population Assessment 2014 - Irene Teske

Factors Affecting Moose Population Change in Central BC - Gerry Kuzyk

Freshwater Fisheries Society - Don Peterson

Hunting Film Tour

Hunting Transformation Project - Online LEH

Kootenay Mule Deer Research Project - Patrick Stent

Multi-Predator, Multi-Prey Systems in the Rocky Mountains - Bob Jamieson

Moving Forward for Wildlife - Jesse Zeman

New Hunter Bootcamp - Aurora Sekela

Our Approach to Sustainability - Warn Franklin - Teck

2015 Disposition of Resolutions

The Disposition of Resolutions passed at the 2015 BCWF AGM & Convention is now available for download:

2015 BCWF Disposition of Resolutions

BCWF Board of Directors - 2015 Election Results

The 2015 BCWF AGM & Convention saw several new faces elected to the Board of Directors. Congratulations and a warm welcome to Brian Hancock of Greenwood, BC, and Trevor Carruthers of Cranbrook, BC, who were both elected to two-year terms.

Elected Directors - Executive

President – George Wilson – Fernie
Vice President – Jim Glaicar – Prince George
Vice President – Ed George – Langley
Treasurer – John Shepherd – Courtenay
Past President – Bill Bosch – Kelowna

Elected Directors (2 year terms)

Harvey Andrusak – Nelson
Jesse Zeman – Kelowna 
Brian Hancock – Greenwood
Tyler Carruthers – Cranbrook

Regional Presidents (Appointed)

Region 1 (Vancouver Island) – Dave Parenteau 
Region 2 (Lower Mainland) – Dale Vidulich
Region 3 (Thomson/Nicola) – Gordon Bacon
Region 4W (West Kootenay) – Gord Grunerud
Region 4E (East Kootenay) – Jeff Berdusco
Region 5 (Cariboo) – Terry Street
Region 6 (Skeena) – Mike Langegger
Region 7A (Omineca) – Jim Glaicar
Region 7B (Peace) – Gerry Paille
Region 8 (Okanagan) – Brenton Froehlich

2014 BCWF Award Winners

The 2014 BCWF Conservation Awards were presented to the winners on Friday, April 24th at the Annual Dinner and Awards Gala - congratulations to all of this year's winners!

Art Downs Memorial Award
Larry Pynn of the Vancouver Sun for his series of articles on the impacts of agriculture and development on fish habitat entitled “Minding the Farm”

Bert Palmer Big Game Trophy
Jan Maltesen - Roosevelt Elk & 352 1/8 B&C

BCWF Jr. Wildlife (Big Game) Award
Katelynn Gill - Black Bear & 15 5/16 B&C

Lee Straight Fishing Award
Mike O’Neill - Chinook Salmon, 56 lbs.

Roderick Haig-Brown Memorial Conservation Award (completed conservation project, benefiting either fish or wildlife)
Ridgedale Rod & Gun Club for their "Osprey Nest Relocation Project"

Artist of the Year
Laura Levitsky for her painting “A Quiet Repose”

Quota Buster Award (awarded to the club whose Membership increased the most since the last convention)
Peachland Sportsmen’s Association

Bill Otway “Most Effective Regional Chair” Award
Jesse Zeman, BCWF Director and Chair, Wildlife Allocations Committee

President’s Award for “Volunteer Contribution”
Ted Brookman, Chair, BCWF Inland Fisheries Committee

2014 AGM & Convention Minutes

The minutes from the 2014 BCWF AGM & Convention, which took place April 9 - 12, 2014, in Kelowna, BC, are now available for download at the following link:

2014 BCWF AGM & Convention Minutes 

2015 BCWF Resolutions - Draft Now Available

The Draft Resolutions to be considered at the 2015 BCWF AGM & Convention is now available for download at the following link:

Draft Resolutions for the 2015 BCWF AGM & Convention 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Draft Resolutions, please do not hesitate to contact BCWF Resolutions Committee Chair Bill Bosch by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250.826.4485 .