The Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund honours the work of one woman environmental activist in the West Kootenay each year through a cash award. The fund was established at the Osprey Community Foundation in 2016 after the death of well-loved and dedicated West Kootenay environmental activist, journalist, founder of the West Kootenay EcoSociety and mentor to many, Suzy Hamilton.

The public call for nominations is a reflection of the high number of women doing phenomenal work in the West Kootenay on a wide range of conservation and sustainability issues. There is no official entry form. Entries should include the name and contact information of the nominee, as well as a short paragraph about the work they do for the environment. Nominations can be sent to the Fund’s award committee at Nominations close on March 31st

Heather McSwan of the Glade Watershed Protection Committee was the first recipient of the newly established Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund in 2018. The 2019 winner was Laura Sacks of Citizens Climate Lobby. 

As the cash value of the Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund endowment grows, the award amount increases. The award committee encourages donations so that Suzy’s legacy continues to grow. Please contact the Osprey Foundation to make a donation, so that we can continue to honour women environmental activists in a financially meaningful way.

For more information, please contact K.L. Kivi @ 250-354-7939.