Wetland backers receive awards

Connie Klippenstein receives a Silver Teal award from Ducks Unlimited  Kelowna chapter chairman, Byron Cook.  - Sean Connor/Capital News
Connie Klippenstein receives a Silver Teal award from Ducks Unlimited Kelowna chapter chairman, Byron Cook.
— image credit: Sean Connor/Capital News

Two local people have received awards for their donations to help the non-profit Ducks Unlimited in its wetland conservation efforts.

Ted Callahan, of Argus Properties, received the Platinum sponsorship award for donating more than $5,000 up to now to help raise funds for the conservation organization, while independent Avon representative Connie Klippenstein received the Silver Teal for her donations totalling more than $25,000.

For many years, Klippenstein has donated baskets full of Avon products to be auctioned off to raise funds for the work of Ducks Unlimited, and she is donating more for this year’s event.

Ducks’ new Kelowna chapter chairman Byron Cook says: “It’s a pleasure to have such enthusiastic people contributing to our banquet and supporting our wetland conservation efforts.

Both are aware that these important funds are invested in habitat conservation, research and education.”

This year, he said Callahan and his company sponsored a Beretta 686E Sporting Shotgun for this year’s May 14 fundraiser at the Ramada Hotel in Kelowna.

“It will be another fun night with good food and some great auction items like framed Robert Bateman and Terry Redlin prints,” said Cook.

As well, there will be a variety of other DUC items and a Paul Brant autographed acoustic guitar.

To purchase tickets to the fund-raising event or for more information, contact Cook at or call 250-769-4378.


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