IPAC Regional Group Excellence Award
Awarded to a Regional IPAC group that exhibits excellence in its endeavours while exemplifying the ideals and objectives of the Institute's Mission. The Tony Hunt Kwakiutl carving is awarded at the annual IPAC Conference.
Regional groups were formed soon after IPAC was founded to pursue the national mission at local and regional levels, and to provide opportunities for a broader range of participation in the Institute. Since the 1960s these groups of volunteers have become the organizational backbone of IPAC and each year one of them organizes the annual conference.
In 1983, Wes Black, a former British Columbia Deputy Minister and IPAC member donated a Tony Hunt Kwakiutl carving to the Institute. This sculpture has served as the award for the regional group that has most distinguished itself in the quality of its programs during the past year.