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Life Membership

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

2014                                Jobes Woods Trail Builders

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.

Student Bursaries

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.

2019 Winners

Career Bursary:  Colin Bauer

Student Bursaries:  Lauren Draaistra, Hope Brinkman, Ryan Renaud, Parys Carr

2018 Winners

Career Bursary:  Rachel Siblock

Student Bursaries:  Robert Ormston, Alana Bellamy, Christie Mutton, Eli Shannon.

2017 Winners

Career Bursary:  Aly Morris

Student Bursaries:  Kristen Wierda, Mara VanMeer, Sinead Gibson, Quinley Nichols