The Leland Award recognizes professionalism in the ranks of guides in British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. It was established in 2000 in memory of Leland Bradford, a talented, hard-working assistant guide who died in November 1998 at just 22 years old.
Leland Award Winner Derrick Stevens with his trophy. Photo by Nick Diamond Photography.
This year, and for years to come, Sitka is proud to sponsor the Leland Award. As a company, we rely on outstanding guides and assistant guides to push our gear to the limits and ensure that we're consistently producing the best hunting gear available. As hunters, we rely their knowledge of their area and efforts in wildlife stewardship to make hunting the remote, rugged Canadian wilderness possible. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to these guides, and this is just one way we've chosen to say "Thank You."
The top three candidates for this year's Leland Award received full Sitka Systems in addition to honor and monetary awards. And we can't say, "Congratulations!" enough to Leland Award winner Derrik Stevens for his accomplishment!
Sitka’s Jeff Sposito presenting the Leland Award at the 2012 GOABC Banquet
More about the the Leland Award:
WHO CAN BE NOMINATED?
Any assistant guide employed by a member of GOABC in 2012 is eligible for the Leland Award. The Leland Award recognizes a guide’s professional attitude and treatment of clients, ethics and standards, and knowledge of the area and its wildlife.
WHO CAN SUBMIT NOMINATIONS?
Any client of a GOABC member in 2012 can submit nominations for the Leland Award. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2012.
HOW TO SUMMIT NOMINATIONS
Nominations can be submitted to GOABC by mail, email or fax, and must be received by December 31, 2012.
For more information, ask your guide outfitter or contact:
Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia Suite 103 – 19140 28th Ave., Surrey, BC V3S 6M3 Ph: (604) 541-6332 Fax: (604) 541-6339 firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a guide you'd like to nominate? Who?!?