Brian Blackstock OCA Archives Award

This recognition award is to be given to a group or an individual who, in the opinion of the OCA Archives Committee, has made an outstanding contribution to the Archives of the Ontario Camps
Association located in Trent University.

Candidates receiving this award may be selected from outside organizations, camps, individuals, groups, committees, etc., and will be recognized in the year following their contribution. This award is not presented on an annual basis, but is offered as a special award when appropriate.

Archives Award Criteria are as follows:

  • A very significant gift of archival value.
  • A financial contribution which allows the Archives to be notably enhanced of wider accessibility to the public.
  • A book of some form of written work which uses OCA archival material and is made available electronically or in print to the public.
  • A film or visual production using archival material which enhances public awareness of the value of camping. Pictures, archival collections, professional articles, research, event outlines, etc.

This award was initiated in 2017 as an acknowledgement of Canada’s 150th Anniversary and as a result of the vision of past OCA President and Honorary Life Member Brian Blackstock.

The Brian Blackstock OCA Archives Award was not presented in 2022.

Past Recipients

  • 2019 :  Peter Gilbert; John ‘Jorgi’ Jorgenson
  • 2018 :  Tom Knowlton
  • 2016 :  Bernadine Dodge