Local Photographer Snaps Winning Shot

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Burnaby photographer Paul Steeves has won first place in the 2015 National Volunteer Week Photo Contest. Volunteer BC hosted the competition in celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) and invited volunteer and non-profit organizations in communities throughout the province to submit photos that captured the theme Volunteers Are Part of the Ripple Effect.

Paul’s entry, which featured Wildlife Rescue volunteers working alongside staff during a major operation to clean 10 fish-oiled gulls, beat out 190 entries to win first place.

“From the moment I saw the photo I knew that it captured the volunteer spirit that we see here every day,” said Maureen E. McKay, Director of Volunteer Resources at Wildlife Rescue. “Paul has volunteered here for many years and he is a reassuring presence because he knows what to look for and how to capture the essence of what we do here.”

Paul has volunteered at Wildlife Rescue for 24 years. As well as taking photographs of our wild patients, volunteers and staff, he works a volunteer shift in the Wildlife Rescue Care Centre every Friday afternoon.

Images available on request.

Yolanda Brooks, Communications Manager

Tel: 604 526 2747, ext. 504



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