2017 Hamilton Environmentalists of the Year Award Winners Announced

Hamilton’s Environmentalists of the Year Awards Committee is pleased to announce this year’s Environmentalists of the Year award recipients. Established in 1979, these awards recognize the dedicated efforts of citizens, businesses and organizations to improve the environment in our community in 2017. Two categories of awards will be presented at a community dinner in June:

  • The Dr. Victor Cecilioni Award for the Environmentalist of the Year recognizes long-term efforts that create a significant impact in the community and is being awarded to John Hannah, a Science teacher at Hillfield Strathallan College and local environmental volunteer. John is an avid naturalist and a strong advocate for teaching and learning outdoors as a way to connect students to the natural world while improving their academic performance and wellness. He had played a leading role in introducing naturalization and gardening activities at the school by approaching the campus as a learning landscape.
  • A Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to Marilyn Baxter, the current Environmental Manager at the Hamilton Port Authority, and former Executive Director of the Bay Area Restoration Council. Marilyn has focused her efforts on a healthy Hamilton Harbour since 1993. In her role at the Port Authority, she has worked to elevate the importance of the environment in their decision-making and activities, and has been actively involved in projects and initiatives of the Bay Area Implementation Team under the Remedial Action Plan for Hamilton Harbour.

The Awards will be presented at the 39th Annual Environmentalists of the Year Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, at the Michelangelo Banquet Centre at 1555 Upper Ottawa Street in Hamilton. Doors will open for refreshments at 5:30 PM, and dinner will be served at 7 PM. Buy your tickets now! :

Anyone interested in celebrating Environment Week and the environment in Hamilton is invited: tickets are $40 (tax included) and must be purchased in advance by June 7th. Tables for eight or ten can be reserved. Tickets will be available online at eoyawards.com, or in-person at Royal Botanical Gardens’ Shop (open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily) or in the city centre of the city at Environment Hamilton, 22 Wilson Street #8, (905) 549-0900, or by emailing contactus@environmenthamilton.org. Tables may be reserved through cebrown466@gmail.com.

Who sponsors the EOY Awards?

The Environmentalists of the Year Awards and Dinner have been held each year for 39 years. An independent committee of community members judges the nominations. The Awards program is co-sponsored by the Conserver Society of Hamilton and District, the United Nations Association in Canada-Hamilton Branch, the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, Environment Hamilton, Royal Botanical Gardens, Friends of Red Hill Valley, and the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club. For additional information on the Awards Dinner, please call (905) 547-5116.

Nominations Open for the 2017 Hamilton Environmentalists of the Year Awards

Hamilton’s Environmentalists of the Year Awards have been held each year since 1979, to honour individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to the protection and/or enhancement of the environment in the City of Hamilton. Past recipients include: Dr. Victor Cecilioni, Dr. Ray Lowes, Gil Simmons, Dr. Jack Vallentyne, Don McLean, Dr. Lynda Lukasik, Ian Reid, Dr. Brian McCarry, Dr. Mark Sproule-Jones and Alison Healing. The 39th Environmentalists of the Year Awards are

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Hamilton Environmentalists of the Year Award Winners Announced

Hamilton’s Environmentalists of the Year Awards Committee is pleased to announce this year’s Environmentalists of the Year award recipients. Established in 1979, these awards recognize the dedicated efforts of citizens, businesses and organizations to improve the environment in our community in 2016. Three categories of awards will be presented at a community dinner during Environment Week in June.

The Victor Cecilioni Award for the Environmentalist of the Year recognizes long-term efforts that create a significant

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Nominations Open for the 2016 Hamilton Environmentalists of the Year Awards

Hamilton’s Environmentalists of the Year Awards have been held each year since 1979, to honour individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to the protection and/or enhancement of the environment in the City of Hamilton. Past recipients include: Dr. Victor Cecilioni, Dr. Ray Lowes, Gil Simmons, Dr. Jack Vallentyne, Don McLean, Dr. Lynda Lukasik, Ian Reid, Dr. Brian McCarry, Dr. Mark Sproule-Jones and Alison Healing. The 38th Environmentalists of the Year Awards are

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38th Annual Environmentalists of the Year Awards Dinner

The 38th Annual Environmentalists of the Year Awards will take place on Thursday, June 8th, 2017, at the Michelangelo Banquet Centre at 1555 Upper Ottawa Street in Hamilton. Reception at 5:45 with dinner at 7:00.

For media information, or if you have additional questions, please contact:

John Struger, (905) 547-5116 | john.struger@sympatico.ca

2015 Hamilton Environmentalists of the Year Award Winners Announced

Hamilton’s Environmentalists of the Year Awards Committee is pleased to announce this year’s Environmentalists of the Year award recipients. These awards recognize the dedicated efforts of citizens, businesses and organizations to improve the environment in our community in 2015.

The Dr. Victor Cecilioni Award for the Environmentalist of the Year recognizes long-term efforts that create a significant impact in the community and there are two recipients:

A posthumous award honours the contributions of Kate Andrus,

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Nominations Open for the 2015 Hamilton Environmentalists of the Year Awards

Hamilton’s Environmentalists’ of the Year Award Committee is looking for individuals, groups and businesses who have taken an active role in environmental activity and leadership in Hamilton.

Sponsored by the Conserver Society of Hamilton and District, the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, the Hamilton Conservation Authority, the Bay Area Restoration Council, Environment Hamilton, the United Nations Association in Canada- Hamilton Branch, Friends of Red Hill Valley, the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club and Royal Botanical Gardens, the awards

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36th EOY Awards Dinner – Recipients and Pictures

The Hamilton Environmentalists of the Year Awards recognize the dedicated efforts of citizens, businesses and organizations to improve the environment in our community.

The Dr. Victor Cecilioni Award for the Environmentalist of the Year recognizes long-term efforts that create a significant impact in the community. This year’s recipients were Bill and Judy Wilcox, the founders and driving force behind Hamilton Victory Gardens. In 2007, Bill and Judy started a garden at a west mountain church

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2014 Hamilton Environmentalists of the Year Award Recipients Announced

To celebrate Earth Day, the Environmentalists of the Year Awards Committee is pleased to announce this year’s award recipients. These awards recognize the dedicated efforts of citizens, businesses and organizations to improve the environment in our community in 2014.

The Dr. Victor Cecilioni Award for the Environmentalist of the Year recognizes long-term efforts that create a significant impact in the community and this year’s recipients are Bill and Judy Wilcox, the driving force behind Hamilton

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35th EOY Awards Dinner – Recipients and Pictures

The Hamilton Environmentalists of the Year Awards recognize the dedicated efforts of citizens, businesses and organizations to improve the environment in our community.

The Dr. Victor Cecilioni Award for the Environmentalist of the Year recognizes long-term efforts that create a significant impact in the community and the 2013 recipient is Tÿs Theÿsmeÿer, Head of Natural Lands at Royal Botanical Gardens. An aquatic ecologist by training, Tÿs has been involved in habitat restoration efforts in Hamilton

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