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BCMTNA Meetings & Forums: Select Speakers


Registration will start September 29, 2019 for our AGM and speakers. The AGM will begin at approximately 10:45 am to 11 am as people arrive from the ferry. We will hold elections or a nomination for at least one director position.Directors – We have five positions open for two-year terms. Four current directors – Gene Gapsis, Nick Heath, Martin Ryer and Steve Best – would like to continue in their positions. One position is open for a two-year period. If more candidates than positions are put forward an election will be held. If interested please read our Call for Nominations.

Location: Beban Park, north Nanaimo, 2300 Bowen Road

Time: 10:45 am to 3:30 pm


AGM - 10:45 am to 12:30 pm

Lunch - 12:30 pm to 1 pm

Winter Forum (tentative) from 1 pm to 3:30 pm

Speaker 1: Steve Best, who is a well-known paddler, will give a presentation on Howe Sound. The title of his presentation is "Sea to Sky Marine Trail Update - Recent Happenings in Howe Sound"

Speaker 2: Louise Thompson, who is our stewardship chair, and helped organize this year's West Coast clean up. Louise will show our new 'Caring for the trails' film and talk about stewardship.

Speaker 3: John Kimantas, who is a well-known kayak author, will talk about the BC Marine Trails work with First Nations.

Event Date 11-30-2019 11:00 am
Event End Date 11-30-2019 3:30 pm
Registration Start Date 09-25-2019
Capacity 100
Available place 84
Cut off date 11-30-2019


South Brooks Coastal Clean Up

On June 23, 2019, nine volunteers with BC Marine Trails (BCMT) boarded a water taxi in Fair Harbour, BC, to be dropped at Battle Bay in the Checleset Bay Ecological Reserve, before proceeding to Paradise Beach, on South Brooks Peninsula, approximately 7 NM (13 kilometres) to the west. 

BC Marine Trails releases feasibility study for Discovery Islands Marine Trail

BC Marine Trails has released the Feasibility Study Report for a proposed Discovery Islands Marine Trail involving the region between Powell River, Campbell River and Sayward.

Howe Sound Clean Up

Sea to Sky groups will be coming together to clean up Howe Sound shores. Many conservation groups in Howe Sound area (and beyond) work to keep the area as natural as possible and hope you will participate as well in these ongoing efforts.

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