The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society is a non-profit charitable organization contracted by Parks Canada to operate the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. The Society is led by a volunteer Board of Directors elected annually at the Annual General Meeting each spring.

Executive Committee

Kit Grauer, Chair
Perry Mazzone, 1st Vice Chair
Susan Stiene, 2nd Vice Chair
Ryan Garnett, Treasurer
Nigel Evans, Secretary

General Directors

Gilles Assier
Adam Bent
Geoff Matheson
Mike Barnsley
Bruno Gerves
Ralph Turner
Joan Bennett
Mark Turpin 
Jim Van der Tas  

Honourary Lifetime Members

Annually, the Membership Committee makes a recommendation to the Society’s Board of Directors of members of the Society who should be recognized as Honourary Lifetime Member. These honoured members are selected for their noteworthy dedication over many years, working with the Society to protect and enhance the operation of the Cannery Site.

Jim Barlow since 2005

Everett Pierce since 2020

Dave Semple since 2023

Robert Johnson since 2005

Eileen Carefoot since 2021

Bud Sakamoto since 2011

Jim Kojima since 2022