Who We Are

Inaugurated in 1990 with three branches, the BC Hydro Power Pioneers Association carries on a tradition going back over seventy five years to the days of B.C. Electric and B.C. Power Commission.

We have 15 regional branches throughout B.C., representing over 5,000 retirees and their spouses.

Our Motto

Our motto is: Supporting our communities and each other. All Regional Branches become involved in fundraising and other activities to support both local and provincial charities. Power Pioneers look for appropriate partners for programs that will be of benefit for our members and our communities. Our partners include BC Hydro, B.C. Children’s Hospital and other local hospitals, schools, charities and non-profit organizations.

Our Recognition

In 2010 the Power Pioneers received the prestigious Senior Leadership Award from Simon Fraser University’s Gerontology Research Centre, in recognition of our contributions as volunteers.

We’re Making a Difference

Celebrating 25 years in 2015 – Power Pioneers marked a major milestone as we reached our $1 million goal through our Miracle Million Campaign for BC Children’s Hospital.