On April 6th at 11AM at NSEM, Bernie Leaker VE7BR, an Emergency Communication Team Coordinator, and President of NSARC, was presented with the 2017 Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Award in Radio Communications for his outstanding contribution, dedication and leadership. The award is sponsored by Emergency Management BC.
The award was presented by B.C. MLA Naomi Yamamoto who is Minister of Emergency Management BC. Also speaking in support of the award was Ms Nina Leemhuis, Chief Administrative Officer for the District of West Vancouver, representing the three communities who jointly sponsor and operate the North Shore Emergency Management. The final speaker was Ed Frazer VE7EF who conveyed congratulations to Bernie from Radio Amateurs of Canada, BC Amateur Radio Coordination Council, and his fellow amateurs of NSARC.
The presentation concluded with refreshments and time to admire the very handsome plaque presented to Bernie.