2022 Victoria Certificate of Merit: Bill Wilson

Certificate of Merit: Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson of Nanaimo was the recipient of a BCHF Certificate of Merit at the federation’s annual gala on June 5.

Wilson is the author of numerous works about soda manufacturers and brewers of British Columbia, including the recent Soda Kings of BC & the Yukon volumes. Actively sharing and inspiring others to take up interest in unknown and unearthed bottles, Bill has carried out “tireless continued research that takes numerous small facts from many sources to weave into coherent stories of early British Columbians.”

His work, the product of almost four decades of diligent digging, has been instrumental in helping heritage-minded citizens and researchers understand their collections.

Wilson provided a short acceptance video, seen below.