Courtenay resident Ron Quilter of BC Parks was recently presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by Environment Minister Terry Lake.
Quilter is acknowledged for his dedication to British Columbia’s provincial park system. As a public servant, Quilter worked hard to cultivate a better understanding of BC Parks for everyone to enjoy.
Quilter was also one of the key leads in partnership with a diverse group of volunteers and stakeholders in recreating the 1910 expedition that led to the designation of B.C.’s first provincial park. The successful Strathcona Centennial Expedition was the first major event celebrating the BC Parks centennial.
Quilter has been the section head for all provincial parks on the North Island and Central Coast for the past 24 years and recently retired after 35 years of service to BC Parks.
The medal was presented in a ceremony at the legislature in Victoria.