About Us


Our projects are made possible by generous support from the following sponsors:

GBEARS' Purple Martin Sponsor Spotlights

Gold ($20,000 & over)

2007 - VanCity enviroFund

Silver ($10,000 19,999)

2006 - Environment Canada EcoAction
2005 - VanCity enviroFund

Bronze ($5,000 9,999)

2013 - Western Purple Martin Foundation
2013 - HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs
2012 - Western Purple Martin Foundation
2011 - HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs
2009 - HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs
2008 - HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs
2008 - BC Transmission Corporation
2007 - HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs
2006 - HRSDC Summer Career Placement
2005 - Environment Canada EcoAction
2005 - HRSDC Summer Career Placement

(Buckley Bay)


BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

BC Ministry of Environment 

BC Parks Branch - Newcastle Island Provincial Park

Burke Mountain Naturalists

Catalyst Paper

Colony Farm (Coquitlam)

Cordova Bay Golf Course

CFB Esquimalt


Canadian Wildlife Service

Deep Bay Marina & Yacht Club

Deep Cove Marina (Sidney)

Degnen Bay Yacht Club and Marina (Gabriola Island)

DFO Institute of Ocean Sciences (Sidney)

DFO Pacific Biological Station (Nanaimo)


Ford Cove Marina (Hornby Island)

Fraser Valley
 Regional Parks

The George C. Reifel Waterfowl Refuge

Public Conservation Assistance Fund of
Habitat Conservation Trust Fund

Harbour Authority of French Creek

Harbour Quay Marina (Port Alberni)

Heriot Bay Marina (Quadra Island)

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Jawl Development Corporation

Ladner Marina

Ladysmith Maritime Society

Lanarc Consultants Ltd.

The Mayne Inn / Mayne Island Resort
(Mayne Island)

Pender Island Conservancy Association

Royal Roads University

Schooner Cove
Marina (Nanoose)


Shell Environment Fund

Parks Canada - Gulf Islands
National Park Reserve

Sidney Island, Mayne Island

Silva Bay Yacht Club and Marina (Gabriola Island)

(Mayne Island)

Nanaimo Area Land Trust

Port Authority of Deep Bay

Snaw-naw-as First Nation (Nanoose) - Snaw-naw-as Campground & Marina

Snuneymuxw First Nation (Nanaimo) - Newcastle Island Ferry Services

Stave Valley Salmonid Enhancement Society



Vancity Envirofund

Victoria Rowing Club

West Bay Marina (Victoria)

Victoria Natural History Society

and many individuals, local businesses and volunteers, as well as elementary and senior secondary schools!

GBEARS website development sponsored in part by the Weyerhaeuser Jobs for Youth program and Vancity enviroFund.

GBEARS website hosted by V3 Mediaworks of Nanaimo, BC, at a reduced non-profit rate.

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Last modified: 02/02/09