Gordon Smith
Youth Environmental Stewardship Award

Inspiring youth recognized for achievements

One of the proud recipients of the 2011 Gordon Smith Award, Edward Ngai (right) is congratulated by Township of Langley Councillor Mel Kositsky.

Edward Ngai, Lauren Wright and Madeleine Barois are the recipients of this year’s Gordon Smith Environmental Youth Award.

The Gordon Smith Youth Environmental Stewardship Award was created to honour Gordon Smith, a champion for the environment who loved involving children and youth in his projects. The award encourages and inspires young people to pursue environmental activities and studies.

Nominations for the 2012 Award may be submitted by February 14, 2012 to Metro Vancouver Parks Attn: Denise Coutts
Click for application and information in .doc or .pdf format.

The Gordon Smith Youth Environmental Stewardship Award will help youth in furthering their environmental - conservation - stewardship education. The Pacific Parklands Foundation will oversee and administer the fund that supports the annual award.

Gordon Smith, a parks planner with Metro Vancouver Parks East Area, passed away from cancer in 2001 and thus the living legacy of the Gordon Smith Youth Environmental Stewardship Award has been created.

Previous award winners include Blair Moro (2010), Annie Hsu (2009), Angie Ramey (2008), Corey Bunnell (2007) Greg von Euw (2006), Yan Zhao (2005), Merry Gong (2005 honourable mention), Naomi Bollman (2004) and Laura Super (2003).

Dave Smith of KEEPS and the Regional Parks Forum (left) and John Heaven of the Bell- Irving Hatchery (second from right) receive a painting of Kanaka Creek from Margaret Smith (far right) and Barbara Boldt (second from left), the Fraser Valley artist who created the painting.

Funds raised from the auction of the painting above went to the Gordon Smith Youth Environmental Stewardship Award. Margaret Smith (Gordon's widow) commissioned Barbara Boldt, a respected Fraser Valley painter and artist, to paint this picture.

Pacific Parklands Foundation continues to raise funds to support future awards. For more details, click here.

For more information please contact any of the following:

Wendy DaDalt, Metro Vancouver East Area Office: (604) 530-4983
Denise Coutts, Pacific Parklands Foundation: (604) 451-6168
KEEPS Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society

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Last updated 24 August 2011