For more than thirty years, Pat Wahlstrom has enriched her community of Quesnel through her dedication to the arts. First with the Quesnel Art Society and then for 21 years with the Quesnel Art Gallery as its volunteer coordinator, Pat made sure there was a public place for art in her community. She oversaw every aspect of keeping the Art Gallery at the forefront – administration, planning, promotion and fundraising. Pat also mentored and counselled the artists, encouraged their work and then mounted their shows and organized opening festivities. She opened the gift shop and she managed the volunteers who ran it. Pat deserves this recognition for her volunteer work in the arts and culture in Quesnel.
BC Achievement is an independent foundation established in 2003 that honours excellence and inspires achievement in British Columbia.