Wes Hawley was a frequent and enthusiastic contributor to the BCTCC and was a passionate advocate for community in arboriculture and horticulture in BC and beyond.  Tragically, his life was cut short at the age of 37 on March 2nd, 2015 when he succumbed to his injuries in a workplace incident. 

We honour Wes’s memory annually by awarding a prize package donated by Arboriculture Canada to a participant that demonstrates a similar enthusiasm and care for their climbing community as Wes. 

Look for the cowboy hat hanging up at our event tent which is a symbol of his dedication as a volunteer, his energy, and his love for the arboriculture community.