A great evening with great company and great food!

This note was written by Viv Pattison following Saturday night's African stew feast. Thank you to all who attended and all who have supported us as we prepare for the World Seabird Conference!

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday to our presentations and African stew feast! We had an excellent African Peanut Stew, made by Maureen Weddell, and many other goodies to go along with it. After dinner, everyone gathered around to hear Keith’s run-through of the presentation he will be giving to an international audience at the Second World Seabird Conference in Cape Town at the end of October, and to take a look at the poster that I will be presenting during two days of the conference.

Keith talked about the many activities we have been doing over the years, from seabird studies to invasive plant pulling, and also highlighted the fact that we could never have done all this without the hundreds of volunteers who have donated time and energy over the years. My poster also summarizes our activities and the involvement of volunteers and students from local schools. For this local event, I also talked about our 2015 field season, and showed photos of some of the interesting sights we saw, and some of the amazing wildlife we got to interact with in the spring.

It is very exciting that our small organization was accepted to present twice at the conference, as we anticipate that it will be a big gathering. The first World Seabird Conference, in 2010, had over 800 participants from 50 different countries!

Thanks again to everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts. Thanks to Maureen at the Visitor Info Centre for hosting and cooking, thanks to others who brought food, and thanks to an attentive audience of long-time supporters, past volunteers, and potential future volunteers! If you want to check out the poster that will be on its way to South Africa shortly, it will be displayed at the Visitor Info Centre until early October.

2015 Field Season Summary is here!

It's hard to believe we've wrapped up a 26th field season already! To bring it all together, Viv, Ellen and Sara have authored another fantastic Field Season Report discussing our programs, findings and of course, our volunteers. Thank you to all who supported us this year - we cannot wait for our 27th season to begin!

Community Event Update: Make a reservation @ LBCS Office!

Just a quick update for anyone thinking of coming out to our African Stew and a World Seabird Conference Dry Run on September 19th at the QCC VIC - you can now reserve a spot at the Lakseek Bay office in Queen Charlotte City. Viv will be there from roughly 9-5 on Sept 8 - 11 and will happily add your name to our reserved list and collect the recommended donation of $10. Remember that we're limited to a max of 30 people. Hope to see you there!


Upcoming Community Event! African Peanut Stew & Keith and Viv's Presentation

As a thank you to the incredible support from the community for Viv Pattison and Keith Moore's upcoming trip to the World Seabird Conference in South Africa, we'd like to invite everyone out to an evening of African peanut stew! Maureen from the Queen Charlotte Visitor's Centre has a fantastic recipe and we hope others will bring treats that we can all enjoy together while listening to Keith and Viv run through their presentations on the Ancient Murrelet, citizen science and 26 years of work at Laskeek Bay Conservation Society!

We're asking for a $10 donation that will go towards the trip, and we will begin serving food around 6:30pm. Please bring your own bowls! The presentation will begin at 7pm, and if you want to skip the stew, show up around 7 and your entry will be by a donation of your choice.

Space is limited to about 30 people, so show up early! We will do our best to accommodate everyone who RSVPs "attending" on our Facebook event, but we will not be formally selling tickets.

The Details:

  • Date: Saturday September 19, 2015
  • Time: Stew will be served at 6:30pm, and the presentations will begin at 7pm.
  • Location: Queen Charlotte Visitor's Information Centre
  • Cost: $10 if you'd like stew, and by donation if you don't

Spread the word and we hope to see you there!