Don Forest Service Award

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

This award was established in 2001; its name was changed to honour Don Forest in 2004.

It is intended, under normal circumstances, that the Don Forest Service Award would be awarded before consideration for the Distinguished Service Award.

Don Forest was born in Hanna, Alberta in 1920. He served during the Second World War as a radio technician in the R.C.A.F. Though he didn’t begin serious mountaineering until he was in his forties, he became the first Canadian to climb all of the 11,000’ers (peaks over 3,353 m) in the Rockies and the Selkirks. He also set another Canadian climbing record in 1991, during an expedition led by Chic Scott, when he became the oldest person (age 71) to reach the West Summit of Mount Logan. Forest was a member of the fabled Grizzly Group; his stamina, skills and endurance were legendary. Don Forest was the President of the ACC in 1975 – 1976, and an honorary member.

Award Eligibility and Contribution

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

  • Be an active ACC Member
  • Be acting on a voluntary basis or exceeding value of their remuneration
  • Have contributed significant service to the Club or a section over a minimum period of 1 to 5 years in 1 or more of:
    • furthering aims of the Club or a section
    • on a committee or project of the Club or a section
    • contributing to a large undertaking of the Club or a section
    • towards the activities of the Club or a section.

    It is intended that the Don Forest Service Award be awarded as a prerequisite to obtaining the Distinguished Service Award.

Nomination Process

Nominations must be made

  • In writing via the Don Forest Service Award Form below
  • By a Club member
  • Before December 31.

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

  • Plaque describing the award.

Nomination Form

Don Forest Service Award - Past Recipients

2021       Shea Goyette
2021       Frank Liszczak
2021       David Bennison

2021       André-Jean Desormeaux

2021       Mathieu Vallée

2021       Charlotte Kruszewski

2021       Deanna Miller

2021       Kathy Hitchings

2021       Zac Robinson

2020       Schmidt, Juergen
2020       Perel, Alex
2020       Moon, David
2020       Madiuk, Reid
2020       Ferguson, Jessica
2020       Dormaar, Paul
2020       Bennett, Geoff
2019       Wolfe, Jonathan
2019       Wilson, Alex
2019       Szpak, Rob
2019       Scott, Jes
2019       Roy, Charles
2019       Phillips, Glen
2019       Mower, Paul
2019       MacNab, Ian
2019       MacDonald, Barbara
2019       Kennedy, Michael
2019       Jensen, Karen
2019       Hankinson, Tim
2019       Geier, Florian
2019       Geddes, Daniel
2019       Baker, Barbara
2018       Ross, Ian
2018       Poirer, Suzie
2018       O'Reilly, Kristine
2018       McLachlan, Dustin
2018       Hiscock, David
2018       Foster, Karcha
2018       Baxter, Ken
2017       Sandy, Fransham
2017       Russell, Kathryn (Sparky)
2017       Pickering, Vi
2017       Milino, Anna
2017       Khaniou, Amir
2017       Harvie, Joel
2017       Chodzicki, Don
2017       Bolt, Liz
2017       Anderson, Barry
2016       Ormerod, George
2016       Ormerod, Clare
2016       McColl, Donna
2016       Link, Tobias
2016       Lezarre, Lil
2016       Gilchrist, Brian
2016       Friesen, Brad
2016       Filewych, Lorne
2015      Seward-Guenette, Lara
2015       Venziano, Paul
2015       Thompson, Bryan
2015       Sims, Doug
2015       Potter, Clifton
2015       Kasting, Colleen
2015       Breakey, Matthew
2014       Williams, Elizabeth
2014       Traversari, Steve
2014       Taylor, Peggy (Margaret)
2014       Pors, Dave
2014       Owens, Robin
2014       Mollison, Myrene
2014       Hrynkow, Paul
2014       Fordham, Christine
2014       Engler, Dana
2014       Beaupré, Ashton
2013       Waller, Benoit
2013       Rusk, Ron
2013       Rogers, Chris
2013       Proulx, Louise
2013       Potter, Clifton
2013       Elms, Lindsay
2013       Dubé, Thérèse
2013       Craig, Steven
2013       Campbell, Wayne
2012       Ogasawara, Tak
2012       McCrank, Heather
2012       Brown, Catrin
2011       Siegert, Martin
2011       Scott, Bill
2011       Parent, Miguel
2011       O’Callaghan, Chuck
2011       Hudson, Rick
2011       Hudson, Phee
2011       Fish, Jeannette
2011       Cormie, David
2011       Chvostek, Paul
2011       Bergmann, Ernst
2010       Zala, Cedric
2010       McGilvray, Karen
2010       Levine, Murray
2009       Stevenson, Kayla
2009       Petzold, Andrea
2009       Newman, Darrel
2009       Moir, Russ
2009       Finnegan, Shannon
2009       Deschambault, Yvon
2009       Booth, John
2009       Bezanson-Earle, Joanne
2009       Arnold, Gary
2008       Shackleton, Edie
2008       Rothwell, Dave
2008       Nelson, Doug
2008       Naroznik, Martin
2008       Keltie, Richard
2008       Hubbard, Mike
2008       Chikoski, Jen
2008       Chackowsky, Len
2008       Camire, Felix
2008       Brolsma, Masten
2008       Botton, Brian
2008       Beck, Stephané
2007       Rees, Marg
2007       Hyvarinen, Randy
2007       Hui, Oliver
2007       Clare, Sheldon
2006       Wighton, Don
2006       West, Kevin
2006       Vibert, Wayne
2006       Rogers, Mike
2006       Pauli, Heike
2006       Moe, David
2006       Marriott, Bill
2006       Lepage, Eric
2006       Laliberté, Martyne
2006       Foster, David
2006       Critchley, Brenda
2006       Bock, Elfrieda
2006       Anderson, Anne
2005       Taylor, Peter
2005       Statkewich, Simon
2005       Parkin, Grant
2005       Nadon, Tony
2005       Montgomery, Steve
2005       Melville, Tim
2005       McIntee, Terry
2005       Holm, Viggo
2005       Holm, Judith
2005       Earle, Mark
2005       Bruce, Ian
2005       Boyd, Colin
2005       Boulet, Michelle
2004       Rennie, Doug
2004       Moore, Kit
2004       Clark, Jackie
2002       Thomson, Jules (Julie)
2002       Pianka, Judy
2002       Knight, Tami
2002       Jaggi, Al