Honorary Life Members

Honorary Life Memberships are a special distinction conferred by BCRPA's Board of Directors upon Members who have made outstanding contributions to the recreation and parks sector.

Honorary Life membership is a meaningful recognition bestowed sparingly and only to those persons who have made significant contributions to the BCRPA and/or the sector. Honorary Life membership status is awarded for the lifetime of the individual.

To learn more about nominating an individual for Honorary Life Member, visit the Provincial Awards page.

Current Honorary Life Members

We salute the following people for their impressive dedication and the positive impact they have had on our sector:

Brown, May
  Cunnings, Don
  Johnston, Brian
McCallum, Laird

Moist, Harold

  Murray, Mike
  Olenick, Norman
Osborne, Robert
Panton, Jim
Thompson, Myrtle
Wainborn, George
Wallace, Lawrie
Webster, Bill
  Winslade, Ken


† - Indicates an Honorary Life Member who is deceased.

Honorary Life Member GatheringBcrpa Hon Life Members Photo May Browns June 22 2011

On June 22, 2011, BCRPA Honorary Life member May Brown hosted the other honorary life members at a lunch in her Dunbar home. In attendance were Norm Olenick, Bill Webster, Ken Winslade and Don Cunnings; as well as BCRPA President Leslie June and CEO Suzanne Strutt. The group shared stories and recollections of the early years of the field of recreation in BC.