2014 Pat Archibald Award - John Harmston

March 1, 2014

The Pat Archibald Annual Memorial Trophy is awarded by the Trail Wildlife Association (TWA) to a person(s), or businesses whose goals, like those exemplified by Pat, are to protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations and have not been recognized for their efforts.

This award is presented annually at the West Kootenay Big Game Trophy Association Awards banquet.

Tonight this presentation will be awarded to one of the current Trail Wildlife Association executive members for his hard work and service.  He is one of those volunteers who have done a lot of behind the scenes work and he has done it so quietly and efficiently that it often goes unnoticed by the rest of the executive and the membership.

An active member of the Trail Wildlife Association member since the early 1990’s; he has organized the Violin lake fishing day, helped out with tree planting projects, worked on the Murphy Creek spawning channel project and also helped out with the Rocky Mountain Goat Transplant when goats were brought from the East Kootenay and released north of Trail.

He has represented the TWA at many meetings over the years:

Just name a few:

  • West Kootenay Outdoorsman
  • BC Wildlife Federation Conventions

  • Hunting Regulation Reviews with the BC Ministry personnel and other interested wildlife groups.

  • Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP) that provides funding to eligible conservation projects in the Waneta area.

He started out as out treasurer and later added a second job as the secretary/treasurer.  Ever since he took on both of these jobs he has kept the TWA running smoothly and efficiently.

It’s an honor to present this year’s Pat Archibald Annual Memorial Trophy to our Secretary/Treasurer John Harmston.

Credit: Trail Times