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​George R. Richardson Award of Honour

This award is presented to one recipient each year, to honour and recognize lifetime environmental achievement.​ 

The 2018 award was presented to Sylvia Bowman for her lifelong passion and leadership in the many environmental organizations and initiatives she’s been involved in throughout her life.​


Sylvia participates in and helps with several events for these organizations including tree plantings, invasive species removal, and hikes. Sylvia is a gentle, passionate and extremely dedicated advocate for the environment. She has motivated others, including her daughter, to embrace environmental guardianship and action. Sylvia has always been a strong voice for nature in the community. Her impact and legacy will live on through the many projects and lives she has touched.

Past award winners include:

2017 - Lorrie​ Mackness (posthumously)
2016 – Annabel Slaight
2015 – Josephine Mandamin
2014 – John Tran
2013 – John McCutcheon
2012 – John Sibbald
2011 – Dave Tomlinson
2010 – Debby Beatty
2009 – Paul Harpley
2008 – Dave Kerwin
2007 – Bob Bowles
2006 – Dr. George Connell
2005 – Angus Morton
2004 – Tom Taylor
2003 – Charles Wilson
2002 – Ted Bagley (posthumous)
2001 – Ken Nicholls
2000 – J.O. Dales
1999 – Ernie Crossland​
1998 – George R. Richardson​