Nominations open for the Bowle-Evans Award

The Bowle-Evans Award for Community Development was created to honour community volunteers in the mold and memory of Peter Bowle-Evans.

  • Sep. 18, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Denise Wheelhouse

Communications and Project Support Coordinator

Golden Area Initiatives

The Bowle-Evans Award for Community Development was created to honour community volunteers in the mold and memory of Peter Bowle-Evans. Peter provided leadership and vision in the creation of the road up Mt. 7 and the development of the launch site. He was tireless in fundraising and building community support for this project, attracting volunteers ranging from hand gliders and road builders to local and provincial political leaders.

Without the development of this initial infrastructure there would be no bike trails on Mt 7 and no viewpoint for those of us who are not brave enough to fly from the launch which has made Golden a global destination for paragliding.

This award from Golden Area Initiatives is presented at the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Awards each year and started in 2008. Eligible nominees for this award include not-for-profit organizations and community members that have made outstanding contributions to the communities of Kicking Horse Country (Golden and CSRD Area A) through the implementation of innovative ideas and approaches in response to community challenges and opportunities. This award is intended to honour social innovators who are developing new ideas in order to address complex social and community issues that help the community continue to be a great place to live. Examples of innovative approaches to community development activities may include: developing creative approaches to programs and activities, fostering community engagement and community spirit, developing community resources and infrastructure.

Previous recipients of this Award include: 2008 – Roger Ross for his contributions to the Golden and District Golf Club; 2009 – Merle and Mike McKnight for their contributions to the development of the White Tooth Ski Area; 2010 – Evelyn Keenleyside for her ongoing work in the Social Service Sector; and 2011 – Jeff and Joan Dolinsky for their work in making Golden, BC, a cross-country ski destination.

Nomination forms can be found online at: or printed forms are available at the Golden Star office. Please submit completed nomination forms with Reason for Nomination paragraph included, on or before October 1st, 2012 to:  or in person at: the Golden Area Initiatives office located in the BC Visitors Centre at 111 Golden Donald Upper Rd. Golden, BC.


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