Our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 27th, 2021, via a Google Meet meeting.
We held the AGM virtually, in accordance with the BC Government’s default position as of May 2021 under the Societies Act (s. 83(1)), namely that a member may participate in an electronic meeting called by a society “unless the bylaws of a society provide otherwise.”
We continued our tradition of a guest presentation after the formal business meeting. Timing was:
- 1:00 pm: Formal business meeting
- 1:50 pm: Break
- 2:00 pm: Ruth Simons, President and ED of the Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative Society, talked about the Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region. UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) Biosphere Regions are areas of global ecological significance, that make an ongoing commitment to the United Nations to strive for sustainability. They are not parks, and they have no legal authority. They are places where people are inspired to find ways to live and work in harmony with nature. And Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound is now one of them.