Thank you to everyone who made our Gala a success and helped us to raise funds for our land conservation projects across the province.
We would like to acknowledge our generous table sponsors, wonderful guests, supportive auction donors, talented musicians, MC Tess van Straaten from CHEK TV and auctioneer Tyler Olson.
Congratulations to Dr. Peter Pearse for receiving the 2017 Conservation Champion Award at the Gala. “Peter is a lion of the conservation community,” said Peter Arcese, Past Chair of The Nature Trust of BC.
Peter Pearse’s expertise in economics and forestry helped shape natural resource policy in Canada. Over the years, he conducted several public enquiries, including Royal Commissions on BC’s forest resources and Canada’s Pacific fisheries. His review of BC’s forest policy in 1976 made sweeping recommendations
that resulted in new legislation including a new Forest Act, Range Act, Ministry of Forests Act and a revised forest tenure system. He has received many awards including the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Order of Canada.