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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 2021 award was presented to Rosemary and John Dunsmore for selflessly dedicating nearly 60 years of their lives to the health of the watershed through the many actions and initiatives they have been involved in throughout their lives.

​Congratulations Rosemary and John!


Rosemary and John have lived an environmentally conscious and sustainable lifestyle for several decades, following the strong environmental values they learned as young children. Their everyday lives showcase how we can live in harmony with nature and the importance of protecting the natural environment. Rosemary and John are a true inspiration and their commitment, dedication, and enthusiasm to care for the land and the community have made an enormous impact in our watershed now and well into the future. It is their steadfast determination to preserve and protect the environment that they leave as their legacy for us to carry on.​

Past award winners include:

2020 - Not Awarded
2019 - Not Awarded
2018 - Sylvia Bowman
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 (posthumously)
2001 – Ken Nicholls
2000 – J.O. Dales
1999 – Ernie Crossland​
1998 – George R. Richardson​