More than 50 Kimberley Nature Park members were treated to a sneak preview of a new five-minute video introduction to the park at the society's 2017 Annual General Meeting held Nov. 30 at Centre 64. Almost a year in the making, the video footage was shot in a variety of locations within the park in all four seasons.
Members at the 2017 AGM heard about the year's activities and viewed a new video about the park.
During the business meeting, members reviewed and approved the annual financial report as presented by outgoing Treasurer Suzanne McAllister, which revealed a healthy bank balance and a significant amount of activity this year. Following the Treasurer's report, KNPS President Kent Goodwin presented a short year-in-review slide show that touched on many of those activities.
Two KNPS board members, Vice-President Chris Ferguson and Treasurer Suzanne McAllister, are stepping down this year after many years of exceptional service to the organization. At the election of board members following the year-in-review, Naomi Hummeny was elected as our new Vice-President and Lisa Rowlands as our new Treasurer. The other members elected to the board are:
Kent Goodwin - President Ingrid Musser-Okholm - Secretary
Rob McInnis - Director John Henly - Director
Cliff Erven - Director Lou Bedard - Director
Frank O'Grady - Director Rod Chapman - Director
Gary Hicks - Director
Following the business meeting, the members were treated to a premiere of the new KNPS video. The five-minute film has been in production for almost a year and is a great introduction to the park. Created under the direction of KNPS Vice-President Chris Ferguson who worked with local filmmaker Court Forester and Big Magic Design, the video received financial support from the Columbia Basin Trust, Fortis BC, the Kimberley & District Community Foundation and Telus.
We have now installed the video on this webpage, and we hope it will be shared widely over social media and the internet. You can view the video at the link below.