In celebration of Earth Day (April 22nd), the Burnaby Board of Trade asked its members of their community to nominate Eco-Heroes in Burnaby. They celebrated their Pledge for a Sustainable Community heroes and others in the community who are working hard to make a difference to the environment and helping to create a sustainable Burnaby.
We were so pleased to find out that one of our super volunteers, Dave Stafford, was nominated by the organizing committee of the National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup regattas at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion. He’s a familiar face in the community for all the great work he does with them, as well as with the Burnaby Lake Park Association stewardship and outreach programs and the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC.
The organizing committee of the 2016 National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup Regattas at Burnaby Lake (from Rowing BC) were overwhelmed by how much of a positive impact Dave created by ensuring the waste captured at their event was handled extremely well as he helped individuals sort their garbage/recycling so that nothing ended up in the incorrect bin . His efforts enabled them to offer an exceptional event from all perspectives and because of it they believe those who participated were inspired and will take on similar initiatives at other regattas. There was significantly less waste collected after the regatta and this helped them set the ideal standard for years to come. Thanks for helping Dave, they say that they could not have done it without you!
We would also like to congratulate our fellow Burnaby Environmental Stewards Nick Kvenich of the Eagle Creek Streamkeepers and John Templeton of the Stoney Creek Environment Committee for being recognized by the Burnaby Board of Trade.
To read about all of the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Eco Heroes, click here.