To the delight of everyone, Rebecca Blackhall-Peters was presented with her Vancouver Branch Award by Chair, Peter Richards on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Vancouver Branch Heather Ball.
I would like to nominate Rebecca Blackhall-Peters to receive a Vancouver Branch Award. I don’t think there is any doubt that Rebecca has met, and amply exceeded, the requirements for this award and I am happy to nominate her.
Rebecca has been a stalwart member of the Vancouver Branch for over twenty years. She usually attends Branch events and participates enthusiastically. In addition, she has been a Board member, Dance Teacher at Branch classes and “Love to Dance” workshops and Director of the Branch’s Demonstration Team. As if that were not enough to qualify her for this award she has also almost single-handedly developed Scottish Country Dancing in the Fort Langley area by establishing and nurturing the Fort Langley Voyageurs. Another contribution made by Rebecca was as a member of the Tam O’Shanter Dancers in White Rock.
Rebecca is now well established as a Scottish Country Dance teacher and has been invited to teach in several overseas countries. In this respect her greatest recognition must be in teaching for several years at the RSCDS St. Andrews Summer School. I believe that her teaching all over the world has promoted and identified Vancouver Branch.
I started Scottish Country Dancing in the same beginner’s class as Rebecca and although she has long since gone beyond any skill I could ever hope to acquire, I have watched her progress with much pleasure. Therefore I consider it an honour to nominate her for the Vancouver Branch Board’s consideration.