AGM Elections 2022

BCHPA will hold its 2022 Annual General Business Meeting on Friday, October 14th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time) in-person in Kamloops and online using Zoom Meeting.
BCHPA bylaws state that in an even-numbered year (2022) elections shall be held for the position of President, Canadian Honey Council Rep, Regional Reps, and interim Secretary.
All of our regional representatives are also elected at each AGM. Nominations for these positions are now open.

Nominations for these positions are therefore now open and will be until the election at the AGM.

Persons currently in these positions:

Table Officers:

President: Heather Higo (elected 2020, eligible to run for another term)
Treasurer: Irene Tiampo (elected 2020, eligible to run for another term)
Canadian Honey Council Rep: Stan Reist (elected 2020, eligible to run for another term)
Secretary: Jennifer Dilfer (is stepping down one year into her term)

Regional Representatives: (elected 2021, eligible to run again)

Central Cariboo Region – Carole Mahood 250-267-9987
East Kootenays – Lance Cuthill 250-304-6993
Fraser Valley – Courtney White 604-309-1684
Metro Vancouver – Allen Garr 604-736-4184
North Okanagan – Rick Plantinga 250-712-9496
North Vancouver Island –  Rachel Halliwel  778-919-3097
Peace River – Kerry Clark 250-782-6646
Prince George – Barry Clark 250-967-4141
South Okanagan – Blair Tarves 250-499-2555
South Vancouver Island – Kate Fraser 250-514-1157
Sunshine Coast – Steve Clifford 604-885-9664
Terrace-Smithers – Christine McDonald 250-615-3534
Thompson Nicola – Murray Willis  250-377-1214
West Kootenays – Tom Bell 250-304-6993

Persons nominating and to be nominated must be BCHPA members and residents of BC or Yukon. Nominees will have the opportunity to accept or decline the nomination prior to the election. Duties of the Table Officer positions are in our bylaws on our website under “About Us”. Regional Reps generally facilitate communication between Table Officers and members in their regions, such as keeping in touch with their regional beekeeper groups, joining some executive meetings, and providing written reports for each issue of BeesCene. It is recommended that Regional Rep nominations are supported by a vote from the region.  CLICK HERE for further details on the role of our Regional Reps.

••• To nominate someone for one of these positions, send a message to assistant nominations chair Ron Glave at



BHW Trust Fund is accepting nominations for one Director position (4-year term).  Please send any nominations to Christina Rozema at virtu[@]

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