Matheson wins BC Parks award

Matheson uses his talents in cinematography and passion for the environment to create films that educate BC Parks visitors

Clearwater's Ken Matheson (center) accepts the volunteer of the year award from BC Parks during a ceremony held Feb. 4 in Victoria. With him is his partner

Clearwater's Ken Matheson (center) accepts the volunteer of the year award from BC Parks during a ceremony held Feb. 4 in Victoria. With him is his partner

Ken Matheson of Clearwater has been named volunteer of the year by BC Parks.

He was given the award during a ceremony held Feb. 4 in Victoria.

According to BC Parks, Matheson uses his talents in cinematography and passion for the environment to create films that educate BC Parks visitors.

This includes trip planning and orientation videos useful for those paddling popular canoe circuit in Bowron Lake Provincial Park, and an educational piece on Khutzeymateen Provincial Park.

In addition, Matheson acts as a BC Parks ambassador, promoting shared stewardship, conservation and protection through ongoing public education, as well as strengthening relationships with community members and First Nations.

 

Other recipients at the ceremony included: volunteer legacy award, Ross Keller from Campbell River; volunteer group of the year, Friends of South Slopes (FOSS) from Kelowna; community partner of the year, BC Marine Parks Forever Society; and park facility operator of the year, Rick Terrell, who is retiring after looking after Desolation Sound Marine Park for 34 years.