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West Boundary Community Forest Receives International Recognition

Greenwood & Midway, B.C. – The West Boundary Community Forest (WBCF) is pleased to share that it has won a 2023 Communitas Award and an Honourable Mention in the 2023 Hermes Creative Awards. These international awards celebrate both the excellence of organizations to enhance their communities as well as those who exhibit creativity in their communications to stakeholders.

The Communitas Awards celebrate organizations that have social responsibility practices at the core of their operations and demonstrate a high level of community awareness. Recently, the WBCF was among five Canadian winners of the Communitas Awards in the Excellence in Community Service category. The award recognizes the WBCF’s involvement in community, its efforts to protect local natural resources, and the investment of its resources to support community-based initiatives and groups.

(l-r) Dan Macmaster, Darrin Metcalf, Ross Elliott, John Bolt, Heinz Kreuzer & Peter Flett

The WBCF was also excited to learn it had received an Honourable Mention in the 2023 Hermes Creative Awards recognizing its rebranding project. The Hermes Creative Awards celebrate organizations and individuals worldwide committed to pushing the creative boundaries of information and technology through traditional and digital platforms.

The WBCF project refreshed its branding to visually acknowledge its mission to care for wildlife, water, the airshed, and of course, the trees.

“We are so honoured for the West Boundary Community Forest to receive these acknowledgements,” said Ross Elliott, WBCF Board Secretary and founding member. “Our collective efforts continue to make significant contributions to the community and help us sustain an effective model for community service. These awards are a further testament to that work.”

The WBCF Board would like to thank community volunteers and professional foresters who dedicate their time and resources to help create healthy forests and health communities.

Healthy Forests

Healthy Communities


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