About the
Victoria Natural History Society
Learn more about our history, founding documents,
and Board of Directors

Contact Us

You can contact the VNHS by mail at:

Victoria Natural History Society
P.O.Box 24061, Royal Oak
Victoria, BC, V8Z 7E7

or contact one of our directors:

The 2022-2023 Victoria Natural History Society Board of Directors are:


PRESIDENT: Stephen Ruttan, 250-472-2406, president@vicnhs.bc.ca
TREASURER: Gordon Hart, 250-721-1264, treasurer@vicnhs.bc.ca
SECRETARY: Sherry Kirkvold,  secretary@vicnhs.bc.ca

Directors and Committees

Claudia Copley, membership@vicnhs.bc.ca (Membership)
Gail Harcombe 250-652-3508, publications@vicnhs.bc.ca (Publications)
Gordon Hart 250-721-1264, hartgordon19(at)gmail.com (BC Nature Representative)
Rick Searle, rick.searle(at)gmail.com (Publicity)
Vicki Metcalfe, volunteers@vicnhs.bc.ca (Volunteer Coordinator)
Liz Turner, schoolprograms@vicnhs.bc.ca (Schools Program)
Jim Cuthbert, 250-896-6379, jimcuthbert33(at)gmail.com (Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Representative)

Directors at Large

Rick Searle 778-533-0266, rick.searle(at)gmail.com
Gaylia Lassner 250-858-5373, gaylialassner(at)gmail.com
Ken Walker, aljeke3(at)gmail.com

Presentation Hosts

Marine Night: Phil Lambert 250-477-5922, marinenight@vicnhs.bc.ca
Botany Night: Kristen and James Miskelly 250-544-0455, botanynight@vicnhs.bc.ca
Natural History Night: Stephanie Weinstein 250-686-7609, naturalhistorynight@vicnhs.bc.ca
Birders’ Night: Ann Nightingale 250-514-6450, birdersnight@vicnhs.bc.ca