Awards given to Gwaii Haanas staff

  • Jun. 27, 2011 10:00 a.m.

Gwaii Haanas staff dominated the exemplary service category at the Parks Canada CEO Awards of Excellence ceremony held June 16 in Georgian Bay National Park. External relations manager Terrie Dionne said Gwaii Haanas staff received three different awards of excellence, Parks Canada’s highest recognition of achievement. Captain Ken Brillon and engineer Dave Martynuik received the first award for their actions aboard the Gwaii Haanas 2 last November. “They were out in bad weather and had some mechanical difficulties,” Ms Dionne said. “They worked through it quickly… There was a bit of danger involved but they were very professional.” The vessel was out on a work tour in Gwaii Haanas and there were three or four other people on board at the time, she added. The second award went to the Gwaii Haanas marine team, the group of people who worked to make the Gwaii Haanas marine area a reality. Ms Dionne and Paul Pearson of the Council of the Haida Nation accepted the award on behalf of the team, made up of a large number of people representing many organizations, and including both islanders and off-islanders. The third award went to Nicholas Irving, the project manager for Gwaii Haanas marine, who lives in Vancouver at the moment but will be moving to Haida Gwaii in September for a four-year posting to develop the management plan for the marine area, Ms Dionne said.

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