Annual General Meeting – June 10, 2023

The Galiano Conservancy Association invites you to join us on Saturday, June 10th at 1:30pm for our 2023 Annual General Meeting. This year’s AGM will be a hybrid event held at the Millard Learning Centre (10825 Porlier Pass Road), and can be attended in person or virtually (please see Zoom details below to join online). We are excited to welcome Christine Thuring as this year’s guest speaker (see below for bio).

Please click here to view our 2022 Annual Report!


(Note: A more detailed Agenda showing planned motions can be found at this link)

1:30pm – AGM Begins

  1. Welcome & Acknowledgement of Shared Territory
  2. Call to Order
  3. Chair’s Statement
  4. Approval of previous AGM Minutes (view 2022 AGM Minutes here)
  5. Financial Report (view 2022 Financial Statements here)
  6. Staff Updates
  7. Board Elections
  8. Special Business – Changes to Bylaws & Constitution (see detailed agenda for motions)
    • Revisions to streamline and standardize phrasing within “Purposes” section
    • Revisions to clarify membership timeframe and facilitate board recruitment
    • Revision to broaden definition of confidential matters

2:30pm – Intermission

3:00pm – Guest speaker Christine Thuring

Our Featured Speaker this year will be Christine Thuring, founding board member of the Native Bee Society of BC, who currently serves as president/ co-chair of the organization. Christine is an inter-disciplinary plant ecologist with expertise in green roofs and urban ecology. With a background in environmental science and ecology, Christine’s work portfolio weaves together an appetite for ecological understanding and a strong ambition to make the world a better place.



Title: Pollinators and people: How we can better support native bees

Pollinator gardens are gradually becoming common features in the urban landscape, which is great for biodiversity, for human well-being and for the biosphere. There is always room for improvement, of course, and this talk offers resources to help enhance the design and maintenance of pollinator habitat near human settlements. After introducing the diversity of BC’s native bees, this presentation explores a range of tools that can help and guide well-informed plant selections and provisions for healthy forage and safe nesting.


Time: Jun 10, 2023 01:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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