2024 AGM & Convention

B.C. Wildlife Federation's 68th Annual AGM & Convention

A Community of Conservation

Welcome to the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s 68th Annual AGM & Convention!

April 11-13, 2024 in Kelowna, B.C.

If you have any questions regarding the AGM & Convention, please contact our office at 1-888-881-2293 or email us at agm@bcwf.bc.ca.

Featuring

Speakers and exhibitors will be announced closer to the event!

Official Notice of AGM

As per the Bylaws of the B.C. Wildlife Federation: 

 

  1. Annual Meetings 

An Annual General Meeting of the Federation shall be held at least once in every calendar year at the time and place the Board determines. The AGM reports on the business of the previous year, providing members the opportunity to hear various reports and ask questions. 

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11th, Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th, 2024, at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna, BC. All BCWF members are eligible to attend, however advanced registration is required. Please visit our webpage to register for the AGM & Convention, bcwf.bc.ca/2024AGM/ as well as for more information. 

Club Voting Eligibility: 

Only selected and registered delegates may vote, with verification that their BCWF Club Membership is current and paid in full up to December 31st, 2023. 

Clubs are granted voting rights based on the number of their club members. 

  • 100 or less members = 1 vote 
  • 101 – 200 members = 2 votes 
  • 201 – 500 members = 3 votes 
  • 501 and over = 3 votes 
  • Plus 1 vote for every 500 members over 501 

BCWF Direct Members Club: 

BCWF Direct Members (those that are not Members of a local Fish & Game Club), are entitled to send voting delegates to represent them at the 2024 BCWF AGM & Convention. Delegates chosen will be expected to represent the diverse interests of the Direct Members and speak on their behalf at the AGM & Convention. 

How to Apply – Voting Direct Member Delegate 

In addition to registering with the link provided below, Members that are interested in attending the 2024 BCWF AGM & Convention as a Direct Member Delegate are also required to submit a short letter outlining their reasons for attending the event.  

The Executive Committee will review the applications and notify members of the results the week prior to the 2024 AGM & Convention. To be a Voting-Direct Member you must have paid dues for 2023 and be a member in good standing, at the time of the 2024 AGM & Convention. 

Applications for Direct Member Delegates must be received by Monday, March 18th, 2024 at 11:59 pm by email to: Janelle.Robertson@bcwf.bc.ca 

Board of Directors Nominations & Election Information: 

Board of Directors nominations will occur both online prior to and live, from the floor, at the 2024 AGM & Convention. More information will be available on our website, along with the nominations form, at: bcwf.bc.ca/2024AGM – Board Nominations & 2024 Board Election on January 15th, when Nominations open. To have your nomination information posted on the website in advance of the AGM & Convention, it must be submitted online by Monday, March 18th, 2024. All nominees will have the opportunity to share information about themselves with delegates prior to or on the final day of the AGM & Convention, prior to the elections.  

Resolutions: 

Once available, the Resolutions package will be located on the 2024 AGM Landing Page. The package will allow registrants to review vital details regarding the resolutions presented to the BCWF for consideration at the 2024 AGM & Convention and is expected to be available before the end of January 2024.  

Important Deadlines: 

  • BCWF Direct Members Voting Delegate Application: Open December 18th, 2023, closed March 18th, 2024, 11:59pm 
  • Registration: Open December 18th, 2023, closed March 18th, 2024, 11:59pm 
  • Board of Directors Nominations: Open January 15th, 2024, closed March 18th, 2024, at 11:59pm 

Important Links: 

BCWF AGM & Convention Landing PagePlease note: Should you require assistance with the AGM Registration Process you are welcome to contact our office at 1-888-881-2293 and we will be happy to assist you. 

BCWF Constitution & Bylaws

As per the Constitution & Bylaws of the B.C. Wildlife Federation:

4.4 Annual Meetings

An Annual General Meeting of the Federation shall be held at least once in every calendar year at the time and place the Board determines. The AGM reports on the business of the previous year, providing members the opportunity to hear various reports and ask questions.

Please see the BCWF – Constitution & Bylaws for more information.

If you wish to download the BCWF Constitution & Bylaws, please click below.

 

Resolutions

The 2024 – Draft Resolutions Package is now available. Please review it prior to the 2024 AGM & Convention and decide how you would like to vote on each.

2024 Election - B.C. Wildlife Federation - Board of Directors

We are looking for passionate, motivated, and informed individuals who want to make a difference.

At the 2024 AGM & Convention, we will be electing a President, two Vice Presidents, and a Treasurer for a one-year term, and four directors for two-year terms.

If you would like to become a member of the Board of Directors, you require a B.C. Wildlife Federation member to nominate you. You can also nominate someone else for a position with the BCWF Board of Directors.

Learn more and submit a nomination at the link below.

Annual Awards

The BCWF Awards honour individuals and member clubs for hunting, angling, and conservation achievements in 2023.

Awards will be presented at the BCWF’s 68th annual AGM & Convention on April 11-13, 2024.

For the description of the award and to nominate someone using the online form, please click on the link below:

2024 Live and Silent Auction

The BCWF is excited to invite all of our members and supporters to participate in a live and silent auction to round out our 68th AGM & Convention! Stay tuned for updates on the amazing items available!

Agenda

The Agenda for the 2024 AGM & Convention will be available soon!

2023 Audited Financial Statements

The 2023 Audited Financial Statement will soon be available for download, for your review prior to the 2024 AGM & Convention.

Voting Rules and Information

Club Voting Eligibility:

Only selected and registered delegates may vote, with verification that their BCWF Club Membership is current and paid in full up to December 31st, 2023.
Clubs are granted voting rights based on the number of their club members.
• 100 or less members = 1 vote
• 101-200 members = 2 votes
• 201-500 members = 3 votes
• 501 and over = 3 votes
• Plus 1 vote for every 500 members over 501

BCWF Direct Members Club:

BCWF Direct Members (those that are not Members of a local Fish & Game Club), are entitled to send voting delegates to represent them at the 2024 AGM & Convention. Delegates chosen will be expected to represent the diverse interests of the Direct Members and speak on their behalf at the AGM & Convention.

How to Apply: If you want to vote as a direct member, please select the “Voting – Direct Member” option under “Registration Type” when you register for the 2024 AGM & Convention. Include a short statement regarding why you would like to represent the Direct Member Club and vote towards resolutions, motions and elections at the 2024 AGM & Convention. Once submitted, the Executive Committee will review the applications and notify you of the results prior to the AGM & Convention. To be a Voting – Direct Member you must have paid dues for 2023. Once submitted, the Executive Committee will review the applications and notify members of the results the week prior to the 2024 AGM & Convention. To be a Voting-Direct Member you must have paid dues for 2023 and be a member in good standing, at the time of the 2024 AGM & Convention.

Club Cavalcade Donations

If you are interested in submitting a Club Cavalcade donation, please do so using the link below:

Question for our current Board of Directors?

Should you have a question for our current Board of Directors or Executive Committee, please send your question to agm@bcwf.bc.ca.