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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.​ 

​Last year's 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​