Our annual Landscape Awards Presentation and Dinner was held March 8 at the Telus Spark Centre in Calgary. This year there were four recipients of the Executive Choice Award. The first went to Ron Oudyk from Land Tec Landscape Contractors Ltd. for his commitment to raising professionalism in the industry through his support of the apprenticeship program, Ronald McDonald House, and Skills Canada Alberta. The second award went to Jack Payne, from Classic Landscape Centre for his keen involvement in development of the Canadian Landscape Standard. The third recipient was Phil Paxton from Alpha Better Landscaping Inc. for his role in bringing the Canadian Landscape Standard to life. The last award went to Anita Huever from Eagle Lake Nurseries Ltd. for her massive effort in the Bill 6 consultation process. The Executive Choice Award recognizes members who have demonstrated dedication to helping the association grow and achieve its long-term goals.
Gloria Beck presented long-time colleague and friend, Tony Heuver, with the Lifetime Member award for all his years of dedicated service to the association and to our industry. It is beyond well deserved and well overdue. Congratulations to Tony!
The Landscape Awards program received a record 53 entries this year, with 39 awards presented. Congratulations to Alpha Better Landscaping Inc., Earthlings Inc., Homescapes Complete Landscape Construction, Julia’s Alpine Garden, Landform Inc., Modern Earth Landscaping Ltd., Park Landscaping Ltd., Planta Landscape Inc., Solid Landscape Construction & Design Inc., Surface Pro Services, Terra Landscaping Ltd. ULS Maintenance & Landscaping Inc. and Year-Round Landscaping Inc.
Watch for pictures of the winning projects in the upcoming May/June 2017 issue of Green for Life magazine or click here to view them online.
We would also like to congratulate those companies whose award-winning entries have been nominated for the 2017 National Awards of Landscape Excellence:
- Landform Inc. – Lamb Residence
- Modern Earth Landscaping Ltd. – Donnelly Residence
- ULS Maintenance & Landscaping Inc. – Slywka Residence
- Year-Round Landscaping Inc. – Chow Commercial Building
- Terra Landscaping Ltd. – Nedlaw Living Wall, Edmonton Federal Building
- Alpha Better Landscaping Inc. – Legacy Phase 1, Storm Ponds and Entry
Congratulations to all of the winners!