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AGM & Convention

Nanaimo April 1- 4, 2020

BCWF AGM & Convention Cancelled until Further Notice

March 13, 2020

The BC Wildlife Federation is sad to inform you that our 2020 Annual General Meeting and Convention scheduled for April 1-4 in Nanaimo, BC, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. BC health authorities have banned gatherings of more than 250 people at this time.

If you have registered for the AGM and Convention, the BCWF office will cancel your registration for you. Please make sure to cancel any accommodation you have booked in as timely a manner as possible.

As the important work of our organization is conducted at the Annual General Meeting, we will be rescheduling in 2020. Please watch for updates about a new date for the AGM as we will be sending out notices as far in advance as possible.

Although we are fortunate to have enough notice to cancel registration fees and room bookings, we have also had to cancel the fundraising we had planned for the convention. Donations are always welcome and gratefully accepted.

We apologize for this situation and appreciate the support, patience and understanding of our members, sponsors, and guests under these unprecedented circumstances.

64th Annual General Meeting and Convention

Register now to join us in Nanaimo

Our 64th AGM & Convention is expected to have a record turn out with a ‘not to be missed’ line up of informative and exciting guest speakers and presenters. Join us in Nanaimo  from April 1 – 4, 2020, to celebrate tradition, camaraderie, important updates, and exciting outings for your family! The theme for this year’s convention is “The Future of Fisheries”.

Please contact us at 1-888-881-2293 or email us at if you have any questions.



Our variety of guest speakers and presenters guarantee an informative, action-packed convention.

We are excited to announce our Keynote speaker is Dr. Andrew Trites, Director of the Marine Mammal Research Unit and Professor at the Institute for Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia. We have a whole list of great speakers that will be joining us this year, including Jim Shockey, award winning outdoor writer, wildlife photographer, videographer, naturalist, wilderness guide and outfitter for nearly 30 years.

Learn more about our exciting lineup of speakers.

Spousal Program

For spouses attending this year’s AGM, we offer activities that provide a relaxing and scenic look of Nanaimo. This year take a Whale Watching Tour and take a ferry to Protection Island and enjoy lunch on a floating pub! Afterwards stroll into Old Nanaimo in search of the best Nanaimo Bar or locally brewed craft beer.

Youth Program

For the youth attending this year’s AGM, we will be working to actively shape their role in conservation. Youth will learn what they need in order to pursue careers in resource management with a visit to Vancouver Island University. They will also take a more active role in the AGM by forming a panel to decide what specific role youth want to take in leading the Federation into the future. Youth will, of course, also participate in outdoor activities, including a visit to Newcastle Island.

Each region is highly encouraged to send a youth representative to this year’s AGM.  

Evening events this year

Wednesday, April 1st
Meet & Greet Reception | Nanaimo Museum | 7:00PM

Thursday, April 2nd
Free Night for Delegates

Friday, April 3rd
Club Fun Night | Nanaimo Fish & Game Protective Association | 5:00PM
Ensure you are on the 4:30 pm Shuttle from the Conference Centre to participate in Trap Shooting

Saturday, April 4th
Awards & Gala Dinner | Vancouver Island Conference Centre | 6:00PM


The BCWF Awards honour individuals and member clubs for outstanding hunting, angling and conservation achievements in 2019.
Nominations for Awards are now closed. Join us in Nanaimo to celebrate the award winners!


We’re collecting some great prizes for our Silent/Live Auction and raffles during the AGM this year. The Live Auction will be held on Saturday, April 4 after the Awards ceremony. Stay tuned to find out what great prizes we’ll have.

Are you interested in donating a gift for our Silent and Live Auction?
Fill out the Donation Form and send it to


Review the BCWF 2020 Draft Resolutions to be considered for debate at the 64th AGM.

Direct Member's Notice

Submission for the Direct Member Delegate is now open.

Voting Delegates

Reminder: As per BCWF Bylaws, the following are Club’s AGM registration options.

Please Note: Accredited delegate entitlement for member clubs shall be based on each Club’s membership numbers as submitted for the 2019 Renewal on or before December 31,2019, as follows:

  • With 100 OR Fewer Members are entitled to “ONE” Voting Delegate
  • Clubs with 101 – 200 Members are entitled to “TWO” Voting Delegates
  • Clubs with 201 – 500 Members are entitled to “THREE” Voting Delegates
  • Clubs with OVER 501 Members are entitled to “THREE” Voting Delegate AND “ONE” Additional Delegate for each additional 500 Members
  • Each of the 10 Regions are entitled to “ONE” Regional Voting Delegate and “ONE” Regional Youth Voting Delegate
  • Other Non-Voting Youth may register but they will not receive a Voting Card

Getting to the AGM & Convention

The 2020 AGM & Convention will be held in beautiful Nanaimo, B.C.

If you are planning on traveling with BC Ferries learn more about their special rates and scheduled sailings here.