Eric Brooks Leader Award

A Mountaineering and Ski Mountaineering Award for Strong Commitment to Learning and Applying Technical and Leader Skills

 

Eric BrooksThis award was instituted in 2001; its name was changed to honour Eric Brooks in 2005.

It is intended, under normal circumstances, that the Eric Brooks Leader Award would be awarded as a prerequisite to obtaining the Silver Rope for Leadership Award.

Born in England in 1902, Eric Brooks was a teacher by profession. He joined the ACC in 1929, and until his death in 2001, Eric devoted much of his energy to the Club. In 1937 he was awarded the Silver Rope for Leadership, was President from 1941 to 1947, and Honorary President from 1954 to 1964. While representing the ACC at the Alpine Club centenary in London, he was made an Honorary Member of that club. He acted for many years as the Camp Manager of the General Mountaineering Camp. In 1995 he was awarded the A.O. Wheeler Legacy Award. Few members have made such a significant contribution to the Club over such a prolonged period of time. But Eric’s contribution to the Club was not restricted to his lifetime. As part of his estate, Eric bequeathed $50,000 to the Club, the annual investment income to be used to support the publication of the ACC’s Canadian Alpine Journal.

Award Eligibility and Contribution

In order to be eligible for the Eric Brooks Leader Award, the nominee must:

  • Be an active ACC member
  • Demonstrate a strong, consistent commitment to learn and apply technical and leader skills in mountaineering or ski mountaineering on Club or section organized activities over a minimum period of 1 to 5 years
    • “mountaineering” includes technical rock or ice climbing & route-finding skills

Award Procedure

Nominations must be made:

  • In writing via the Eric Brooks Leader Award Nomination Form below
  • By two Club members; or
  • By endorsement from the nominee’s Section Executive, represented by the Chairperson; or
  • For an unaffiliated member, by unanimous decision of Board of Directors, represented by the VP Activities
  • Before December 31

 

Approvals:

  • The Awards Committee will review the nominations and submit its recommendations to the Board of Directors
  • Approval of a nomination requires not less than two-thirds of the voting members of the Awards Committee
  • Award winners will be announced at the Club’s Annual General Meeting

 

Award format:

  • Plaque describing the award

 

Nomination Form

Eric Brooks Leader Award - Past Recipients

2006         Bosch, Neil

2007         Bergman, Ernst

2013         Campbell, David

2007         Cox, Ken

2016         Drotar, Gerry

2016         Drotar, Nathalie

2014         Dmytrowich, Jeffrey

2002         Ebendinger, Claire

2016          McElroy, Thomas

2009         Fluker, Shaun

2004         Fulford, Doug

2014         Guptill, Jason

2005         Hanson, Margaret

2008         Hines, Dustin

2016          Hofmann, Martin

2005         Huybers, John

2008         Irwin, Kris

2016          Jungen, Luca

2009         Leblanc, Rob

2009         Mayerhofer, Reinhold

2011         Naroznik, Martin

2016         Rockarts, Steven

2014         Rosin, Mark

2005         Rothermel, Peter

2009         Seigert, Martin

2013         Steiner, Harald (Harry)

2013         Steiner, Nadja

2016         Trudeau, Paul

2016         Twitchell, Susan

2003         Woodsworth, Peter