Distinguished Service Award

An Award for Distinguished Service to the Club in Matters other than Mountaineering

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to members of the Alpine Club of Canada who have given outstanding service to the ACC either on a voluntary basis or as employees who have given service exceeding the value of their remuneration. These individuals will have contributed to furthering the aims of the club or a section of the club, working on committees and projects or providing leadership for large undertakings.

The ACC's Service Badge was instituted in 1906 and the name was changed to the Distinguished Service Award in 1970.

Award Eligibility and Contribution

In order to be eligible for the Distinguished Service Award, the nominee must:

  • Be an active ACC Member.
  • Must be acting on a voluntary basis or exceeding value of their remuneration.
  • Have contributed outstanding service to the Club or to a section of the Club over a period exceeding 5 years in 2 or more of:
    • furthering aims of the Club or a section.
    • on a committee or project of the Club or a section.
    • providing leadership for a large undertaking for the Club or a section.
    • towards the activities of the Club or a section.

    It is intended that the Don Forest Award be awarded before qualifying for the Distinguished Service Award.

Nomination Process

Nominations must be made

  • In writing via the Distinguished Service Award Nomination below.
  • By a Club member.
  • Before December 31 of the current year.

Approvals

  • 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

  • ACC Gold Pin and plaque describing the award.

Nomination Form

Distinguished Service Award - Past Recipients


2021               Veneziano, Paul
2021               Brown, Catrin
2021               Mollison, Myrene 

2020               Newman, Darrel
2019               MacGibbon, Diana
2018               Young, Lesley
2018               Steve Fedyna
2018               Ruttan, Chris
2018               Jensen, Chris
2018               Hitchings, Ivan
2017               Kaschenko, Boris
2017               Bock, Elfrieda
2016               Caldwell, Byron
2016               Booth, John
2016               Harasym, Willa
2014               Geddes, Paul
2014               Roe, David
2013               Statkewich, Simon
2013               Rees, Marg
2013               Pianka, Frank
2013               Mahé, André
2013               Clark, Jackie
2013               Camiré, Félix
2013               Bowkun, Sandra
2011               Currie, Gord
2009               Walker, Sandy
2009               Moore, Kit
2009               Bosch, Neil
2008              Daigneault, Isabelle
2008               Rothermel, Peter
2008               Knight, Tony
2008               Foster, David
2008               Bender, Wes
2007               Tardif, Leo
2007               Norman, Ray
2007               Martel, Lynn
2007               Earle, Mark
2007               Buda, Nick
2006               Lohka, Kevin
2006               Knott, Tom
2006               Hipkin, Nikki
2006               Hardardt, Bruce
2006               Gravel, Deny
2006               Forsyth, Larry
2006               Brusse, Robert
2005               Zemrau, David
2005               Wallis, Roger
2005               Hough, David
2005               Hietkamp, Fern
2005               Gundlach, Gabriela
2005               Earle, Mark
2004               Toft, Murray
2004               Rode, Mary
2004               Polziehn, Renee
2004               Podemski, Edwina
2004               McCormick, David
2004               Higham, Enid
2004               Haslam-Jones, Thomas
2004               Hansen, Nancy
2004               Bradley, Chris
2003               Shokoples, Cyril
2003               Scremin, Manrico
2003               Scremin, Liz
2003               Keith, Bruce
2003               Cousins, Dave
2003               Amann, Peter
2002               Sovdat, Helen
2002               Plasman, Rod
2002               Parker, Gil
2002               Mahé, André
2002               Habgood, Helen
2001               Toole, David
2001               Royston, Ron
2001               Roe, Cam
2001               Muir, Peter
2001               McKinlay, Shelley
2001               MacArthur, Jay
2001               Larlee, Ken
2001               Klassen, Cindy
2001               Keenliside, Julia
2001               Harrop, John
2001               Goldstone, Irene
2001               Brown, Margaret
2001               Brown, Ian
2000               Myles, David
2000               Haden, Mike
1999               Stirling, Bob
1999               Nelson, Robert
1999               Miskiw, Orvel
1999               Clay, Dave
1998               Shackleton, Wayne
1998               Husken, Maurice
1997               Oltmann, Ruthie
1996               Dupuis, Michel
1995               Shackleton, Edie
1995               Andrews, Ron
1994               Whittaker, Jim
1994               Thompson, Dixon
1994               Norton, Gary
1994               Mix, Pete
1994               Howe, Dick
1994               Fox, Doug
1994               Clinton, Tim
1994               Badham, Michael
1993               Wawrychuk, Kate
1993               Wawrychuk, Frank
1993               Vockeroth, Don
1993               Verrall, Dan
1993               Shaw, Bob
1993               Sammons, Doug
1993               Johnston, Kevin
1993               Hartman, Karl
1993               Gully, Garry
1993               Boles, Glen
1992               Hewitt, Ken
1992               Dornian, Dave
1991               Harrison, Brad
1991               Gillespie, David
1991               DeMarsh, Leslie
1991               Brown, David
1990               Watts, Sid
1990               Microys, Helmut
1990               Fleming, Margaret
1990               Fairley, Bruce  
1990               Checkland, Rick
1989               Hannigan, Carl
1989               Walker, Graham
1989               Talbot, Malcolm
1989               Mortimer, Heather
1989               Bodi, Tibor
1988               Schiesser, Terry
1988               Rosenbaum, Stan
1988               O’Connell, Christine
1988               Lomas, Dorle
1988               Herchmer, Doug
1988               Dinwoodie, Alison
1987               Vallance, Dave
1987               Rosen, Ted
1987               Merler, Scipio
1987               Kariel, Herb
1986               Spear, Peter
1986               Mortimer, Mike
1986               Mills, Ted
1986               Delesalle, Philippe
1986               Campbell, Frank
1985               Struck, Bruno
1985               Sparling, Barbara
1985               Smith, Gertrude L.
1985               Schiesser, Bernie
1985               Rathbone, Gordon
1985               Purssell, Norman
1985               Murphy, Patsy
1985               Murphy, Jim
1985               Matthews, Evelyn S.
1985               Butling, Helen
1985               Broda, W.P.(Fips)
1985               Blumer, Leon
1985               Bendell, Beverley
1984               Urquhart, Doug
1984               Taylor, Martin
1984               Schwarz, Hans
1984               Rojik, Michael R.
1984               Putnam, William L.
1984               O’Connell, Kevin
1984               Lomas, Eric
1984               Lockwood, Charles M.
1984               Kato, Jo G.
1984               Guy, Louise
1984               Fuhrmann, Peter
1984               Brine, Mrs. C.A.
1982               Simpson, Mike
1982               Manry, Jeanette
1982               Harding, Bruce
1982               Gillespie, Paul
1982               Fraser, Bruce
1982               Brett, John
1981               Habgood, Harry W.
1981               Gruft, Andrew
1981               Daffern, Tony
1980               McArthur, Lewis L.
1980               Jordan, Bob
1980               Boucher, Ken
1979               Robinson, Walt
1979               Kubbernus, Leon
1979               Hartley, Dorothy
1979               Hart, A.R.
1978               Wheeler, John A.
1978               Boswell, Pat
1977               Irvine, Moira
1976               Tewnion, John
1976               Stefanick, George
1976               MacPherson, Isabelle
1975               Hunter, Ray
1974               Ledingham, W. Cam
1973               Dowling, Phil J.
1972               Forest, Donald J.
1971               Walker, Elizabeth
1971               Hind, Robin C.
1970               Munday, Phyl
1970               Fisher, David