Celebrating Our Sponsors: The Pillars of the 2023 EOY Award Ceremony


As we eagerly await this Friday’s EOY Award Ceremony, we want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to our incredible sponsors. Their generous support has made this event possible, and this blog post is dedicated to them.

Nature at McMaster

Nature at McMaster is a multi-faceted initiative aimed at the conservation and educational utilization of natural lands on McMaster University’s campus. Established in 2016, it focuses on land management, stewardship projects, hiking events, and both classroom and outdoor learning programs. The initiative collaborates with various departments and community groups to promote environmental sustainability and education.

About the Sponsor:

Nature at McMaster was founded through the President’s Advisory Committee on Natural Lands, in collaboration with the Department of Athletics and Recreation. The committee serves as an advisory body to the Office of the President on matters concerning natural lands, environment, wildlife, and sustainability within and around McMaster’s campus.

Why We Love Them:

We are deeply impressed by Nature at McMaster’s holistic approach to environmental stewardship and education. They not only manage and conserve natural lands but also engage the community through diverse activities and educational programs. Their partnerships with various on-campus groups amplify their impact, making them a cornerstone in McMaster University’s sustainability efforts.

Website: Nature at McMaster
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram

Cootes to Escarpment Eco Park System

The Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System is a pioneering initiative that brings together nine governmental and non-profit organizations to collectively safeguard and enhance approximately 2,200 hectares of vital natural lands. Located at the western edge of Lake Ontario, this collaborative effort focuses on the conservation of Cootes Paradise Marsh, Hamilton Harbour, and the Niagara Escarpment.

Why We Love Them:

We admire the EcoPark System’s innovative approach to environmental stewardship. By pooling resources and expertise, they achieve a level of conservation and restoration that would be unattainable by any single entity. Their commitment to preserving biodiversity and promoting community engagement sets a benchmark for collaborative ecological initiatives.

Why We Love Them: Alongside Nature at McMaster, the Cootes to Escarpment Eco Park System has contributed to covering operational costs for the Award Ceremony. They have been instrumental in administering vital programs and distributing key resources to groups and individuals in service to the ecological restoration of the Cootes to Escarpment Corridor.

Website: Cootes to Escarpment Eco Park System
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Special Mentions

The Naturalist Club

About the Sponsor: The Naturalist Club is a community of nature enthusiasts who are committed to the study and conservation of natural environments.

Why We Love Them: The Naturalist Club has provided essential resources for this Friday’s event including funds for youth bursaries.

Website: The Naturalist Club
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram

Bruce Trail Conservancy

About the Sponsor: The Bruce Trail Conservancy is focused on establishing a conservation corridor along the Niagara Escarpment.

Why We Love Them: In addition to helping with production costs, the Bruce Trail Conservancy has generously provided bursaries for the youth winners .

Website: Bruce Trail Conservancy
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


This Friday’s EOY Award Ceremony is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of excellence, innovation, and community. Our sponsors have enabled us to highlight deserving talents and initiatives, and for that, we are eternally thankful.

A huge thank you to all our sponsors for making this Friday’s EOY Award Ceremony a milestone event!