Life Memberships are granted to those individuals who have demonstrated significant, sustained and high-quality volunteer service over a period of years. Life Members reflect a dedication to the values of the Friends.
Any member may nominate another for a Life Membership by submission to the Board of Directors by January 1st each year. Full details on the requirements for nominations can be found in the Policies and Procedures section of the website (Policy #019).
If you wish to nominate one or more members. Please download Life Membership Award Nomination Form here.
Life Members are recognized with a certificate the Annual General Meeting and are exempt from membership fees.
Life Members List
|Peter & Jenny Alker||Don Davis||Nick & Bev Quickert|
|Anne Atkins||Joanne Dewey||Anna Rittwage|
|Nels Banting||Sid Hadlington||Stephen & Nancy Sinclair|
|Bob & Jean Beach||Fred & Lois Helleiner||Sheila Soden|
|John & Sharon Blaney||Jane Irvine||Glenn & Gerry Spence|
|Don & Joyce Boucher||Janette Johnston||Nancy & Brian Sutton|
|Isabelle Brose||Craig & Ruth Kerr||Pat & Steve Turl|
|Tone Careless||Janine McClintock||Ron Waddling|
|Liz & Earle Chatten||Don & Bonnie Ogden||Audrey E. Wilson|
|John & Eileen Cockburn||Ernie & Carolyn Payette||May & Bill Wilson|
Volunteer of the Year Award
The John Cole Award, named in honour of our first Board Chair, is given annually to the Volunteer of the Year. The Board of Directors of the Friends has the difficult task of selecting just one Volunteer of the year from the many deserving candidates. Our Volunteer of the Year is to be a shining example of the values of our organization and his or her service to the Friends lasts for more than just this year, of course.
John Cole Award Winners
2019 Linda Collins
2018 Joyce Boucher
2017 Janine McClintock
2016 Joan Selwood
2015 May Davies
2013 Nancy Sutton
2012 Jenny Alker
2011 Jack & Lesley Scott
2010 Ernie Payette
2009 David Houghton
2008 Peter Alker
We are missing some records of prior award winners and would really like to recognize everyone. Please let us know at Contact Us if you have additional information on previous winners.
In 2017 The Friends of Presqu’ile Park launched an annual bursary program to recognize the efforts of the fine young people who work as summer student employees in Presqu’ile Park. Two different types of bursaries are awarded. The Career Bursary of $1000 is awarded to someone following a course of study at the post-secondary level that might lead to a career in the Parks system. Four Student Bursaries of $500 each are awarded to deserving students in each of the four Park staff areas. Students could be nominated by the public, their peers or a supervisor for demonstrating skills and actions to improve the park experience. Nomination and application forms are available here: Student Bursary Nomination and Application.
Click on the year to read the news story and see photos of the winners.
Career Bursary: Colin Bauer
Student Bursaries: Lauren Draaistra, Hope Brinkman, Ryan Renaud, Parys Carr
Career Bursary: Rachel Siblock
Student Bursaries: Robert Ormston, Alana Bellamy, Christie Mutton, Eli Shannon.
Career Bursary: Aly Morris
Student Bursaries: Kristen Wierda, Mara VanMeer, Sinead Gibson, Quinley Nichols