Bob McMinn, GVGS Chair, leading the effort to create the Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and
Canada 125 Medals, and the Highlands District’s Freedom of the Municipality in recognition of many years’ service to the Highlands
and the Greater Victoria community. He has sat of the Board of Directors of the Gowlland Foundation, Thetis Lake Sanctuary Association,
Swan Lake-Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, Highland Stewardship Foundation, Capital Region Open Space Advisory Committee, Langford
Electoral Area Advisory Planning Commission and many District of Highlands Select Committees and Community organizations.