The deadline for nominations for 2017 volunteer awards is December 31.
To nominate a member, follow the links to the nomination form on the individual award pages.
ACC Volunteer Awards
The heart and soul of the ACC are the volunteers who make every aspect of the Club function. Season to season, day in and day out for over a century, our volunteers run the sections, write articles, lead trips, protect the alpine environment and in a mountain of other ways, demonstrate their commitment to the Club.
Our volunteers know the mountains. Every season, and in every part of Canada, volunteer trip leaders take enthusiastic groups and new members on climbing, hiking and skiing outings. Sometimes for an afternoon and sometimes for weeks at a time. Our volunteers are skilled, dedicated, giving and tireless. Without them there is simply no Alpine Club of Canada.
The ACC Volunteer Awards are intended to recognize those of our members who have made significant contributions in furthering the aims and goals of the Alpine Club of Canada and Canadian mountaineering in general. These Awards are one small way that we hope to show them our appreciation.
ACC Volunteer Award Recipients - 2016
These award recipients provide outstanding examples of the quality of volunteerism and club stewardship in the Alpine Club of Canada.
The 2016 Volunteer Awards for contributions in 2015 (and previous years) were announced at the Annual General Meeting in May 2017.
A.O. Wheeler Award:
Ruthie Oltmann, Rocky Mountain Section
Karl Ricker, Whistler Section
None this year
Silver Rope for Leadership:
Distinguished Service Award:
Eric Brooks Leader Award:
Gerry Drotar, Calgary Section
Nathalie Drotar, Calgary Section
Martin Hofmann, Vancouver Island Section
Luca Jungen, Calgary Section
Thomas McElroy, Edmonton Section
Steven Rockarts, Edmonton Section
Paul Trudeau, Edmonton Section
Susan Twitchell, Calgary Section
Don Forest Service Award:
Lorne Filewych, Rocky Mountain Section
Brad Friesen, Manitoba Section
Brian Gilchrist, Manitoba Section
Tobias Link, Calgary Section
Lil Lezarre, Edmonton Section
Donna McColl, Edmonton Section
Clare Ormerod, Calgary Section
George Ormerod, Calgary Section
The Awards Committee meets each winter to review all nominations received and submits its recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval in March.
The Awards Committee members are:
André Mahé, Chair/président, section Saint-Boniface
Paul Geddes, Vancouver and Toronto Sections
Tom Haslam-Jones, Montréal Section
Dave McCormick, Saskatchewan Section
Rod Plasman, Rocky Mountain Section
Bill Scott, Ottawa Section