Part 4 and 5 (The Final Awards)
It was a pleasure for members of the Kawartha Zone executive to be able to recognize the achievements and recognize so many patrollers with service pins and various awards from zone, division, and national to our members.
The latest awards that were awarded were as follows.
Mark Wickham – Mark received his 5-year pin. He is a member of the Nordic Patrol and has taken on the patrol leader and has also become an AFA instructor. Thank you for your years!
Rob Docherty – Rob also received his 5-year pin. Rob has been a valuable member of the Brimacombe patrol, taking on shift lead and other tasks as requested. Thank you, Rob, for your years!
Gary Collins – Gary received his 10-year pin. Gary has been a shift lead, APL and is also the zone jacket officer. He also is an integral member of the team of volunteers who work on and develop the e learning platform. Thank you, Gary, for all the years and commitment!
William (Bill) White – Bill received his 40-year service pin. Bill has been a Brimacombe patroller for his career, taking on many roles during this time, and continues to be a valuable member of the patrol. He is also part of the education team and his calm demeanor is appreciated by all those he works with. Thank you, Bill, for your years with CSP.
Mark Wickham – Zone Achievement Award – this award was presented for the work that Mark has accomplished in working with the Nordic board of directors, establishing a strong relationship with them and the members of the Nordic community. He and past patrols have worked hard in recruiting new patrollers to the hill as well. Mark has also become an instructor and we are looking forward to more Nordic Challenges and improving our Nordic skills!
Rob Docherty – Rob also received the Kawartha Zone Achievement Award. He has shown leadership skills at Brimacombe and taking on finances at the hill, as well as being a shift lead and APL. Rob is eager to take on new challenges and has excelled in his roles.
Steven Schwartzentruber – Zone Appreciation Award – Steven has been awarded this for his contributions to Brimacombe, being a shift leader and part of the recruitment team. He is also on the education team being an AFA instructor and an on-snow instructor as well. Congratulations Steven.
Patrol of the Year
The award for the patrol of the year has been awarded to the Nordic Patrol. There have been many improvements made to the facilities including toboggan improvements to make it easier and more efficient to transport injured people, adding more cashes to the property, and utilizing unused equipment from other locations. There has been work in the last years to improve communication and support with the board of directors for the Nordic ski club. This was accomplished with Mark, the current PL and the guidance of Bev who stepped down last year from PL. This patrol has also greatly increased the number of patrollers in the last years through hard work and dedication of the patrollers. The Nordic patrol also invited the alpine skiers out last season for training events and fun ski days. These were greatly enjoyed by all who attended (how can you ski on those skinny skis so well?!) and we look forward to more days in the future with the Nordic patrol.
Zone Rookie Award
The zone rookie award went to Mary Lou McLean of Brimacombe. Mary Lou has been a very eager patroller taking on tasks and projects with great enthusiasm! She reviewed incident reports on edge auditor, organizes potlucks for the patrol and participated in the SNOW day ski improvement clinic. Mary Lou enjoys helping her fellow patrollers and her eagerness to participate an assist in all aspects has not gone unnoticed.
Nominees for Rookie of the year
Dagmar – David Drake
Lakeridge – Megan Shaw
Brimacombe – Mary Lou McLean
Zone Veteran Award
This year’s Zone Veteran award has gone to Tim McKenna of Brimacombe patrol. Tim is a valuable asset to the education team as an Instructor trainer, course leader, and has worked with the education team to switch to the new e learning. Tim is also an APL and assists with the scheduling at the hill which can be a daunting task! Thank you for all your contributions!
Nominees for Veteran of the Year
Dagmar – Shari Akow
Lakeridge – James Prine
Brimacombe – Tim McKenna
Congratulations to all award winners and nominees! Everyone who patrols with Kawartha Zone is appreciated and we thank you all for your time, commitment, and dedication to the Canadian Ski Patrol. Thank you everyone for watching and commenting on the awards presentations. We wish we could have gathered and celebrated our achievements and recognition as a group, but we hope everyone enjoyed watching our awards virtually.