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News Category: Awards and accreditation

BC SPCA Shuswap Branch wins grant, recycling centre now open!

August 16, 2018

The BCSPCA Shuswap Branch Recycling Centre is officially open, thanks to a grant from the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union (SASCU). Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union (SASCU) celebrated Canada 150 with a grant of $50,000 for one community project. This grant was used to purchase, install and furnish a recycling centre to provide …

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Kamloops & District SPCA takes home BC SPCA Branch of the Year Award

May 9, 2018

The Kamloops & District SPCA took home this year’s BC SPCA Branch of the Year award at the society’s Annual General Meeting on May 5. The award recognizes a branch that has made exceptional strides in the previous year. Mark Takhar, chief operations officer for the BC SPCA, says the Kamloops & District Branch was …

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Prince Rupert animal advocate honoured at BC SPCA Awards

May 8, 2018

Linda Scott, a dedicated animal lover and community advocate, was honoured as the 2018 Volunteer of the Year at the BC SPCA’s annual awards ceremony in Richmond on May. 4. “Linda is a remarkable woman who has saved so many animal lives through her dedication and compassion,” says Amy Stacey, manager of the BC SPCA’s …

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City of Dawson Creek wins BC SPCA Humane Community Award

May 8, 2018

The city of Dawson Creek was honoured with the BC SPCA’s Humane Community Award at the society’s annual awards ceremony, held in Richmond on May 4. The award was presented in gratitude and recognition of the city’s progressive approach to humane welfare for animals. “It takes a strong community effort to address the suffering of …

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Kelowna volunteer coordinator honoured with 2018 BC SPCA Leadership Award

May 8, 2018

Kelowna-based SPCA volunteer coordinator Enjulie Bedi is this year’s recipient of the BC SPCA’s Leadership Award, presented to her at the society’s annual awards ceremony in Richmond on May 4. The Leadership Award was created to recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals who go the extra mile to achieve the society’s goals, and who lead …

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Williams Lake veterinarian honoured with BC SPCA award

May 8, 2018

Dr. Ross Hawkes of the Williams Lake Veterinary Hospital was presented with the BC SPCA’s Veterinarian of the Year Award at the society’s annual awards ceremony held on May 4 in Richmond. The award recognizes a veterinarian who has made an outstanding contribution to animals in the SPCA’s care and in their community.“Dr. Hawkes goes …

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BC SPCA veterinarian honoured for protecting B.C. rabbits during virus outbreak

Emilia Gordon
May 8, 2018

The BC SPCA’s senior manager of animal health, Dr. Emilia Gordon, was honoured with an Outstanding Contribution Award at the society’s annual awards ceremony in Richmond on May 4. Dr. Gordon was honoured for her work in addressing a highly contagious and deadly virus that spread through the rabbit population this spring. “Emilia’s role in …

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Miracle recovery for Cedric, emaciated boxer found near death

May 7, 2018

A brave boxer, who was near death when he was rescued by the BC SPCA in January, received an Animal Courage Award at the BC SPCA annual awards ceremony in Richmond on May 4. Cedric was severely emaciated, with a body condition score of only one out of nine, when he came into SPCA care …

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