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THE LELAND AWARD
“A Prestigious Award Just For Guides!”
The Leland Award recognizes professionalism in the ranks of guides in British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. It was first established in 2000 in memory of Leland Bradford, a talented and skilful assistant guide who died in November 1998 at the young age of 22 years.
The award is presented to a deserving assistant guide at the Annual Convention of the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC). The recipient is selected from among the nominations by GOABC’s Board of Directors. The recipient will receive a special bronze sculpture from Rick Taylor of Wild World Studios and a $1,000.00 cheque from Hub International Insurance. The two runners-up also receive $750.00 each.
Who can be nominated?
Any assistant guide employed by a member of GOABC in 2010 is eligible for the Leland Award.
Who can submit nominations?
Any client of a GOABC member in 2010 can submit nominations for the Leland Award. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2010.
What information is required?
Nominations should include the name of the guide outfitter employing the assistant guide, the name of the assistant guide, the dates and species of your hunt, and the reason you think this assistant guide deserves the award. GOABC looks for number of attributes in their selection of the recipient. This includes, but is not limited to, the assistant guide’s professional attitude and treatment of clients, ethics and standards, and knowledge of the area and its wildlife.
Please include your name, address and contact information with your nomination.
Download: Leland Nomination Form
How do I submit my nomination?
Mail: Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia
Suite 103, 19140 - 28th Ave, Surrey, BC, V3S 6M3
A LETTER FROM THE 2010 LELAND AWARD WINNER
“I can’t thank you all enough for choosing me as this year’s Leland Award recipient. Just to be nominated meant a lot to me. I’m truly honoured!!
Thank you, GOABC, for this beautiful bronze award and for the generous gift. It’s great that assistant guides get recognized for the work they do for the guiding industry.
Ray & Reg Collingwood, and Ron & Brenda Fleming, you have been great to work for, and I’ve enjoyed learning from you all. I can honestly say that I’ve been taught by some of the best outfitters and guides in the business. As my mentors and friends, you have given me the opportunity to guide backpack, horseback, and riverboat hunting trips in some of the wildest country there is in BC.
Hunters, thank you for continuing to hunt with us year after year. You are the creators of great hunting trips and fun memories and I cherish all of them. Over the last ten years we have stalked up on bands of rams, called in moose, been chased by grizzlies and everything in between. There’s something very special about watching someone harvest their dream animal and then jump up and down with excitement, sometimes in tears because of what they have just accomplished.
Thank you, Danial Peyerk, for your kind words said at the GOABC Convention this year. I look forward to hunting with you all again in the upcoming seasons. In my opinion, guiding is the best job there is and I thank God for taking care of me and my family and for being my guide along the way.”
Monte Schumann, Grizzly Lake Outfitters - 2001
Katie Auerbach, Collingwood Brothers Guides and Outfitters - 2002
Dan Leonard, Stone Mountain Safaris Ltd. - 2003
John Devries, Scoop Lake Outfitters Ltd. - 2004
Judy Maida, Opatcho Lake Guide and Outfitters - 2005
Alan Crawford, BC Safaris Ltd. - 2006
Billy Jack Young, Mackenzie Mountain Outfitters - 2007
Clayton Collingwood, Collingwood Bros. - 2008
Jim Johnson, High and Wild Wilderness - 2009
Brandon Ponath, Collingwood Bros. & Love Bros & Lee - 2010