Summary of 2019 EMA Awards Gala

The EMA of BC was thrilled to host the 8th Annual Environmental Managers Association Awards Gala at the fantastic Terminal City Club on June 13th, 2019. We had a remarkable number of nominees submit their projects for consideration this year. Thank you to all for your participation.

The night began with a Champagne Reception sponsored by ERIS, after which EMA of BC President, Bryan Shaw, recognized the 2019 EMA of BC Board of Directors and opening remarks were given by Pamela O – EMA of BC Executive Director. Co-MC’s David Kemp and Lindsay Du Gas continued the night as a delicious three-course dinner was served with wine sponsored by SLR Consulting. This was followed by a delightful dessert buffet and an opportunity to mingle and enjoy some wonderful live music by the jazz trio Swing-2-Beat, sponsored by Matcon.

During dinner, finalists presented their submissions, and the winners of each award category were announced by our generous Silver level sponsors: Borden Ladner GervaisMilestone Environmental Contracting, and AGAT Laboratories.

We’d like to extend a big CONGRATULATIONS to our 2019 EMA of BC Award Winners! We had some fantastic submissions this year, and enjoyed hearing from our finalists about their innovative projects at our Gala event! Award Winners included…

Environmental Assessment: Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc. with Keystone Environmental for CN Railway’s project, “Artificial Reef Pilot Program for Marine Habitat Enhancement”

Technological Innovation: City of Richmond for their project, “Regulation Richmond Non-Storm Water with Field-Measurable Discharge Criteria”

Organizational Environmental Programs: Katzie First Nation Land Department, with Dillon Consulting Limited for the project, “Developing an Environmental Management & Protection Regime for the Katzie First Nation”

Member’s Choice (as selected by Gala attendees): The Tzeachten First Nation with Dillon Consulting Limited for their project, “Conservation and Restoration of Oregon Forestsnail Habitat”

2019 Emerging Professional Award: Christina Noël at SLR Consulting

The EMA of BC was also excited to present our second annual First Nations Environmental Management Project Grant, which provides $2000 in grant funds to a BC First Nations group working on an impactful environmental management project. This year the grant was awarded to the Doig River First Nation for their Orphan Gas Wells Restoration project.

Congratulations to all of our finalists and winners!

See you next year!