For nearly eight decades, DUC volunteers have been the backbone of our organization. They are stewards of the land, pillars of our communities and ambassadors for conservation in Canada. That’s why DUC celebrates their dedication through our Volunteer Champions Awards Program.
Across the country, we recognize the individual and team efforts that make our conservation work possible with regional awards such as Rookie of the Year, Chapter of the Year, Most Improved Chapter of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.
Nominees for National Volunteer of the Year
The award for National Volunteer of the Year is the highest level of recognition from DUC’s Volunteer Champions Awards program. This award is reserved for those special people who find it in themselves to give just a little bit more. DUC is pleased to announce a tie for this year’s title by two outstanding women: Candace Franke (Saskatchewan) and Liz Kozakowski (Manitoba).
The following Provincial Volunteers for the Year were all nominatedd for the honour of top volunteer in the country for the 2016 fundraising season. Read each of their stories to gain a better appreciation for how their passion and dedication has helped DUC’s conservation mission
- B.C. – Barry Corbet, Kamloops
- Alta. – Janet Fairless, Grimshaw
- Sask. – Candace Franke, Eagle Ridge
- Man. – Liz Kozakowski, Thompson
- Ont. – Mike Streib, Aylmer
- Que. – Jean-Marc Côté, Quebec City
- N.B. – Sharon & Merlin Dow, Beckim Settlement
- N.S. – Barry Faulkner, Weymouth
- P.E.I. – Ken Thomson, Charlottetown
- N.L. – Thelma Stockley, Grand Falls-Windsor