Ballenas-Winchelsea Island Trust Area Includes:

Ballenas-Winchelsea Islands Local Trust Area includes 11 associated islands including:

  • Ada Islands
  • Mistaken Island
  • Ruth Island
list of all islands

Meetings and Events Around: Ballenas-Winchelsea

See upcoming Ballenas-Winchelsea meetings & events and learn more about the Executive Committee for this area.

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Aug 24

Regional Planning Committee Regular Meeting

Time: 10:00 am
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Aug 26

Trust Programs Committee Regular Meeting

Time: 9:00 am
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Aug 31

Financial Planning Committee Regular Meeting

Time: 10:00 am
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Meet Your Trustees

Dan Rogers

Dan Rogers

Gambier/Keats Island Trustee, Vice-Chair for Executive Committee

Dan Rogers is serving his second term as Local Trustee for Gambier Island.

E: Email Trustee Rogers

T: 1-604-220-1500

Sue Ellen Fast

Sue Ellen Fast

Bowen Island Trustee and Municipal Councillor, Co-Chair for Executive Committee

Sue Ellen Fast is a Municipal Councillor in her second term as a Bowen Island Municipality Trustee.

E: Email Trustee Fast

T: 1-604-833-2418


Laura Patrick

Laura Patrick

Salt Spring Island Trustee, Vice-Chair for Executive Committee

Laura Patrick is serving her first term as a Salt Spring Island Local Trustee.

E: Email Trustee Patrick

T: 1-250-537-6822

Peter Luckham

Peter Luckham

Thetis Island Trustee, Chair for Executive Committee

Peter Luckham is serving as a Thetis Island Local Trustee since 2005, and Executive Committee Chair since 2014.

E: Email Trustee Luckham

T: 1-250-210-2553

Island Profile

Ballenas-Winchelsea Islands Local Trust Area includes 19 islands and islets. This rugged archipelago is home to some of the world’s rarest ecosystems, including a glass sponge reef and protected marine areas. These islands and islets are blanketed with wildflowers vulnerable to human impacts.

Eelgrass Beds



in shoreline areas




on island

Sensitive Ecosystems




Carbon Absorbed by Forests

Emissions saved:


cars a year

News Ballenas-Winchelsea LTA

Find out what's happening in and around your local trust area

Gambier Island Official Community Plan and Land Use Bylaw Targeted Review – Check out “Have Your Say” below for online survey coming soon!

The Gambier Island Local Trust Committee is embarking on a review of Gambier Island’s land use policies and regulations, with…


Islands Trust Announces New Director of Planning Services

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C. – Islands Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefan Cermak as the new Director…

Headshot of Islands Trust Director of Planning Stefan Cermak

Islands Trust Conservancy gives $6,000 funding boost to support nature stewardship on Gabriola Island

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C.  – Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GaLTT) has received a $6,000 Opportunity Fund grant from Islands…

Nature Steward participant sign to encourage wildlife friendly gardens

Presentation to Hornby LTC on K’omoks First Nation Treaty negotiations

A team from the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation attended the June 20, 2022 Hornby Islands Local Trust Committee…


Read the latest edition of the Heron

Islands Trust Conservancy’s most recent edition of the Heron is out now. Read it online or download it here. 

Cover of the Heron Newsletter - Spring 2022

Islands Trust Conservancy celebrates the protection of Woodpecker Forest on SDȺY¸ES/North Pender Island this Earth Day.

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C.  –   Islands Trust Conservancy (ITC) celebrates the addition of Woodpecker Forest, a new protected area that…

Lisa Baile and Peter Pare in Woodpecker Forest

Islands Trust Conservancy News Release

Salt Spring Island philanthropist continues her conservation legacy of protecting islands for future generations   Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C. –…

Bright orange and yellow sun setting over Vesuvias Bay on Salt Spring Island with a dark silouhetted sail boat in the foreground.

Ballenas-Winchelsea LTC 2022 Meeting Schedule updated

The 2022 schedule for the Executive Committee Acting as a Local Trust Committee for the Ballenas-Winchelsea Local Trust Area has…