Club Awards

SUMMARY OF IROQUIOA CLUB AWARDS

Awards information and past recipients will be posted on the IBTC web site.

Members of IBTC will be invited by February to submit nominations for any award.  Submissions must be received before March 31 (the end of the Club’s financial year). A member of the Board will be designated to receive nominations from the Membership at large.

The following board members are responsible for identifying the recipients of the following awards:

  • Trail Maintenance Award ~ Trail Maintenance Director
  • Hike Award ~ Hike Director
  • Public Education  & Publicity, Volunteer Award ~ Public Education & Publicity Director
  • Iroquoia Commendation Award – Land Stewardship ~ Land Steward Director
  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Volunteer Director
  • President’s Award ~ Current President

The Board will endorse the recipients of all other awards. Awards should be identified a month before the AGM.

Trail Maintenance Award

Awarded every year at the AGM. Must be a member of the IBTC.

Given to an active trail worker in recognition of their contribution over time to improve trail experience in terms of quality and safety through their hard work, dedication, leadership, dependability, commitment and team work.

A large plaque is lent to the recipient to keep until the next AGM.  Their name is added to this large plaque. A small plaque is also given to the recipient to keep.

Hike Award

Awarded every year at the AGM.  Must be a member of the IBTC

Given to an active volunteer in recognition of their contributions over time to enhance the hike experience through their hard work, dedication, leadership, dependability, commitment and team work.  A small plaque is given to the recipient to keep.

Public Education and Publicity, Volunteer Award

Awarded ever year at the AGM.  Must be a member of the IBTC.

Given to active volunteers, individual or team, in recognition of their contribution over time to improve the experience for members and non-members and to help in the education of all people in the area about the Bruce Trail, through their hard work, dedication, leadership, dependability, commitment and team work.

A large plaque is given to the recipient to keep until the next AGM.  Their name is added to this large plaque kept at the BTC Head Office.

Iroquoia Commendation Award – Land Stewardship

Awarded when merited.  Must be a member of the IBTC.  Presented to a Land Steward in recognition of their contributions over a period of 5 years or more in preserving and conserving one or more of our Bruce Trail Conservancy properties, and thereby ensuring ongoing public access to the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment for this and future generations.  A small plaque is given to the recipient to keep. 

Commendation Awards

Awarded when merited.  Up to six a year.  Must be a member of the IBTC. 

Given to an active volunteer in recognition of their specific and significant contributions to over a period of five to ten years through their hard work, dedication, leadership, dependability, commitment and teamwork. This award recognizes any form of volunteering in the IBTC. A small plaque is given to the recipient to keep.

Lifetime Achievement Award

An occasional award when especially merited.  Must be a member of the IBTC.

The recipient will be one who has made a significant contribution of their time and expertise to the work of IBTC over a sustained period exceeding ten years. 

Volunteer of the Year Award 

Awarded every year at the AGM.  Must be a member of the IBTC. 

Is based on the recipient’s specific and significant contributions to the IBTC in the previous year only.  This award recognizes any form of volunteering in the IBTC. A small plaque is given to the recipient to keep.

Friends of the Trail Award

An occasional award when merited.  Recipients do not have to be members of the IBTC.  The Award serves to recognize community organizations and individuals that made significant contributions to the success of the IBTC. Exemplary actions by the recipients can be a single event or activities undertaken over several years. A small plaque is given to the recipient to keep.

Junior Appreciation Award

An occasional award when merited.  Awarded to IBTC members who are under the age of 18 who regularly volunteer their time and have demonstrated a willingness to help IBTC members enjoy club activities.  A small plaque is given to the recipient to keep.

Presidents Award

An occasional award when merited.  Awarded to past president for their leadership of and dedication to the IBTC.   A small plaque is given to the recipient to keep.