2022 Annual General Meeting

The Galiano Conservancy 2022 Annual General Meeting will be on Saturday June 11, starting at 2pm. Please note that the AGM is now a virtual-only event (plans for a hybrid event with in-person attendance at the Millard Learning Centre are cancelled in light of active COVID-19 cases on the island).

Everyone is welcome to attend, and all supporters who donated at least $10 since January 1, 2021 are considered active members and able to vote in Board elections and on special motions. If you would like to renew your membership, please follow this link to make a donation.

The Conservancy can provide computer and internet access at the Millard Learning Centre for those unable to attend virtually from home. Please email info@galianoconservancy.ca to RSVP and let us know if you need access to a computer and/or wifi.


2:00pm – AGM begins

2:15pm – Board reports & Staff Reports / updates including:

2:40pm – Board Elections

    • Board members continuing (mid-term): Risa Smith  /  Suzanne Fournier  /  Laurene Stefanyk  /  Pearl Roberts / Sheila Anderson / Ian Chunn
    • Board members not standing for re-election:  Avi Bryant
    • Board members standing for re-election:  Stephanie Cairns  /  Julie Gardner  (link to board member bios)
    • Members standing for election:  Holly Schofield  /  Chris Tollefson  (link to candidate bios)

2:50pm – Special Business – Motion to Renew MLC Indigenous Hunting Policy (link to policy)

3:00pm – Guest speaker Andy MacKinnon presents: “BC’s Marvelous Mushrooms”

Andy MacKinnon is a forest ecologist and fungi expert who lives in Metchosin, BC. His recent research interests include ecology of BC’s ectomycorrhizal fungal species. He was lead BC scientist for Environment Canada’s 2017 ranking of our province’s threatened and endangered fungal species. Andy has taught rainforest ecology field courses in Bamfield and Tofino (for the University of Victoria) and Haida Gwaii (for UBC). He has also taught mushroom identification courses in Tofino (for the Rainforest Education Society) and in Victoria. He is co-author of six best-selling books about plants of western North America, and co-author of the newly published Royal BC Museum Handbook “Mushrooms of British Columbia”. He is past-president of the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society (SVIMS), and an enthusiastic participant, speaker and field trip leader for various mushroom festivals in southwestern BC each autumn.



Topic: Galiano Conservancy Association 2022 Annual General Meeting
Time: Jun 11, 2022 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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