Suzy Hamilton. Photo: Bobbi Barbarich

Call for nominations for Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund Award

Cash award is given annually to a female environmental activist

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The Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund honours the work of a woman environmental activist each year through a cash award. The fund was established in 2016 after the death of Suzy Hamilton, a West Kootenay environmental activist and founder of the West Kootenay EcoSociety.

“It is always challenging to pick just one woman to receive the award,” said Legacy Fund committee member K.L. Kivi. “There are so many women doing phenomenal work in our communities for conservation and sustainability that we’re inviting the public to help us by nominating candidates.”

Entries must include the name and contact information of the nominee as well as a short paragraph about the work they do for the environment. Nominations should be sent to mattwglowe@gmail.com.

The Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund has grown since its inception in 2016. An additional $2,000 was raised in 2018. The amount of the award will increase as donations to the fund increase.

Donations should be made to the Osprey Foundation, which administers the fund.

Heather McSwan of the Glade Watershed Protection Committee was the first recipient of the award in 2018.

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Family creates Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund

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