Call for Nominations

Elders Recognition Project

The Elders Council for Parks in British Columbia is calling for nominations to celebrate individuals who have devoted much of their lives to the park system in B.C.  All nominations received will be reviewed by the Elders Council executive, and successful nominee(s) will be recognized at a celebration event with the Lieutenant Governor at Government House in March 2022.

Nominees must have shown a dedication and committed effort for much of their life-time to parks and protected areas, and may be active or retired.  Nominees must have focused their efforts on any of a variety of roles related to park and protected area management, such as: administration, planning, conservation, education, indigenous relations, appreciation, research, volunteer or recreation.  When nominating an individual please consider the following criteria:

  • Works with integrity and is recognized by their peers as ‘an inspirational visionary’.
  • Represents the belief in and the need to advocate for the protection of nature.
  • Recognizes and respects indigenous title and rights, and the importance of honouring the First Nations role in protected areas.
  • Been key to helping build out the park system in BC – by participating in a regional, provincial, national, volunteer and/or NGO capacity.
  • Shows a cumulative effect of persistent work over time.
  • Devoted to the value of setting aside nature for its protection and human enjoyment – and delivered on that legacy.

Please submit your nomination with a description of how the individual nominated fits the stated criteria, plus contact information and a brief biography of the nominee.  All nominations will be kept in confidence.

For inquiries or to submit your nomination contact Bob Peart by January 15th, 2022.

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