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