Honorary Life Members

Trailblazers, pioneers, and innovators. Meet the camp leaders whose determination and grit have strengthened the Ontario camping industry.

For their dedication to passing down one of our province’s greatest traditions to generations of campers, participants, and counsellors, these industry innovators have a permanent place in the OCA community.

To receive an Honorary Life Award, nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • 10 or more years of distinguished service in the field of camping.
  • Held positions on the OCA Board or have chaired OCA committee(s), task force(s) or special project(s) for at least 10 years.
  • Held an executive position of a camping organization or agency for at least 10 years.
  • Retired from active service in camping or reached 55 years of age.

 

Past Award Recipients

  • Ada E. Adams
  • Janet Adamson
  • Madelene Allen
  • Henri Audet
  • Bill Babcock
  • Jean Babcock
  • Larry Bell
  • Pearl Bell
  • Marcello Bernardo
  • Margaret Bernardo
  • Cheryl Bernknopf
  • Joyce Bertram
  • Brian Blackstock
  • C.R. Blackstock
  • Diane Blair
  • Marjorie Booth
  • Jeff Bradshaw
  • Jeff Brown
  • Carolea Butters
  • Mary Casey
  • Bill Chapman
  • Elaine Cole
  • Ted Cole
  • F.B. (Skip) Connett
  • George Connolly
  • Rob Crew
  • Bert Danson
  • Joseph B. Danson
  • Hart Devenney
  • Mark Diamond
  • Jill Dundas
  • Joanne Dwhytie
  • Adele Ebbs
  • Harry Ebbs
  • Mary S. Edgar
  • Clarence Ferguson
  • Bert Fine
  • Janet Fine
  • Dr. Stephen Fine
  • Scotty Fleming
  • Eanswythe Flynn
  • Shirley Ford
  • Wally Forgie
  • Howard Gibb
  • Barb Gilbert
  • Peter Gilbert
  • Barbara Gilchrist
  • John Gilchrist
  • Al Goodman
  • Margaret Govan
  • Barb Gray
  • Liz Greenway
  • Alf Grigg
  • Jay Haddad
  • Irwin Haladner
  • Ferna G. Halliday
  • Sam Hambly
  • Mary Hamilton
  • Bruce Harris
  • Rob Heming
  • Stephen Heming
  • Barbara Hnatiak
  • Polly Hodgetts
  • Bruce Hodgins
  • Laura Belle Hodgins
  • Stanley E. Hodgins
  • Maj. John Hoyle
  • Cecil H. Irwin
  • Mickey Johnstone
  • Ron Johnstone
  • John Jorgenson
  • Eleanor Kay
  • Grant Kerr
  • Joe Kronick
  • Cliff Labbett
  • June Labbett
  • John Latimer
  • Peggy Latimer
  • Barry Lowes
  • Philomena Lowes
  • Marilee MacFarlane
  • Jane McCutcheon
  • Don Marston
  • S. Kate Moore
  • Sally Moore
  • Bruno Morawetz
  • Leon Muszynski
  • Ellen Nash
  • Harold Nashman
  • Dave Newnham
  • Mary Northway
  • Fred Okada
  • Howard Oretsky
  • Jocelyn Palm
  • David Palter
  • Elsie Palter
  • Jack Pearse
  • Ron Perry
  • Charles Plewman
  • Stephen Polevoy
  • Ann Prewitt
  • Elizabeth Raymer
  • Ralph Raymer
  • Ivan Robinson
  • Catherine Ross
  • George Ross
  • John Russell
  • Milly Russell
  • C.T. Sharpe
  • Bob Smith
  • W.H. (Win) Smith
  • Robert Sneyd
  • Ethel Statten
  • Bill Stevens
  • Helen Stewart
  • Patti Thom
  • Bev Unger
  • Peter Van Wagner
  • Dorothy Walter
  • Barb Weeden
  • Wendell White
  • Stan Wild
  • Bruce Wilson
  • Lisa Wilson
  • Kirk Wipper
  • Margaret Wipper