As the MLA for North Coast, a fellow Rupertite and fan of their work, I’m honoured to present to Nancy and Gunther Golinia, a 2019 BC Community Achievement Award.
Nancy and Gunther Golinia have operated the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehabilitation Shelter for over 30 years. Running the shelter from their home, they have rescued, rehabilitated and released thousands of birds (including a pelican!) and animals which have come from as far away as Terrace, Kitimat, Dease Lake and islands on the north coast of British Columbia.
Having spent the majority of their adult lives healing wounded and abandoned wildlife with genuine compassion and care, the Golinias’ dedication, passion and selfless caring drives their unique and important community work.
The BC Community Achievement Awards celebrate British Columbians who go above and beyond in their dedication and service to others and who devote time and energy to making their communities more caring, dynamic, beautiful, healthy, and unique. They inspire by their example.
Check out the Northern View article about the ceremony and work of the Golinia’s.