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Milestone Membership Awards

25, Over 25, and 50 year OGSA Members,

William Sansom Distinguished Service Award,

& Honorary Members

 

2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS
 
The Awards Luncheon, was held on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at the Blue Mountain Village Conference Center. We acknowledged the following members for their long standing support of the association.
 
WILLIAM SANSOM DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
 
 James A. Wyllie (AA-R)

James A. Wyllie accepting the William Sansom Distinguished Service Award from immediate pasat president, Cory Janzen.

25 YEAR MEMBERS

Robert Trask, Chesley Lake Camp GC, accepts his 25 year membership plaque from past president, Mark Prieur

25 year members who were unavailable for a photo are: 

Michael Ettles, Oshawa Airport GC

Andrew Keffer, Clublink Corporation

Peter Kinch, Lambton G&CC

Rocco Lamanna, Bloomington Downs GC

Roy Mundy, Wasaga Sands G&CC

 

25 YEAR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Scott White, Syngenta & Alex Dickie, Zander Sod Co. Ltd. accept their 25 year plaques from past president, Mark Prieur. 

Podolinsky Turf Equipment was not available for the photo.  

 


 

2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS
At the Awards Breakfast, which was held on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at the Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Center, we acknowledged the following members for their long standing support of the association.
WILLIAM SANSOM DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
 Thom Charters, Taboo Golf Course. (AA-R)
Thom Charters with his wife, Cindi Charters posing just moments after the awards.
50 YEAR MEMBERS
Bob Heron, (AA-R) - was unable to attend, photo not available. 
50 YEAR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Skyway Lawn Equipment
Glenn Burgess, Skyway Lawn Equipment (left) with OGSA Past President, Mark Prieur
 
25 YEAR MEMBERS
Ted Bishop
James Flett
Scott Gardiner
Rob Gatto 
Richard Perreault
Robert Sloan
Jeff Stauffer
Chris McCracken
 
(Left) OGSA past president, Mark Prieur presents the 25 year member awards 
25 YEAR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Alliance Agri-Turf Inc
Club Car Inc. 
Nutrite
 
(Left - Right) Glenn Burgess (accepting on behalf of Club Car Inc.),
Ken McLeod (Nutrite), Brett Murray (Alliance Agri-Turf) with OGSA
past president, Mark Prieur
 
2017 AWARD RECIPIENTS
At the Awards Luncheon, which was held on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at the Fallsview Casino Resort Conference center, we acknowledged the following members for their long standing support of the association.
WILLIAM SANSOM DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Richard Creed, AA-R
Richard Creed (Left), with OGSA President Mark Prieur
 
50 YEAR MEMBERS
Paul Dermott (Right) with OGSA Secretary/Treasurer Cory Janzen
 
Pelino Scenna (Left) with Cory Janzen
 
 
Paul Dermott
Cecil-Roy French
Pelino Scenna
 
OVER 30 YEAR MEMBERS
(Left to right) Paul Brown, John Gall, and Scott Dodson
 
Paul Brown, Sarnia G & CC (35 years)
Scott Dodson, Park CC of Buffalo (36 years)
John Gall, Cherry Hill GC (35 years)
Garry Hall, Six foot Bay Resort & GC (35 years)
Gord Thompson, Meadowbrook G & CC (32 years)
 
25 YEAR MEMBERS
Kevin Broham, Merry-Hill GC
Mark Dawkins, Blue Springs GC
Joel Stevens, Sunningdale G & CC
Theo Versteegh, Mount Elgin GC
 
OVER 25 YEAR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
(Left to right) Rick Brenzil of Braemar Building Systems, Paul Hanousek of Douglas Wood Large Tree Services, and Angelo Capannelli of Hutcheson Sand and Mixes
 
Braemar Building Systems (28 years)
Douglas Wood Large Tree Services (35 years)
Hutcheson Sand and Mixes (27 years)
2016 AWARD RECIPIENTS
At the Awards Luncheon, which was held on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, we acknowledged the following members for their long standing support of the association.
WILLIAM SANSOM DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
John Taylor, Grand Niagara GC
John Taylor (Right), with OGSA President John McLinden
 
HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
Norman McCollum
Norman McCollum (Left) with OGSA Vice President Mark Prieur
 
Alumni Associate of Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture acknowledges alumnus Norman McCollum in March 2016 Newsletter - Click here for link
 
50 YEAR ASSOCIATE MEMBER
Bannerman Ltd.
George Bannerman (Right), of Bannerman Ltd.
 
25 YEAR MEMBERS
(Left to right) Steven Phillips, Keith Bartlett, Allan MacKay, Mark Piccolo, David Stevens
 
Charles Ashley, Norfolk G & CC
Dean Baker, Burlington G & CC
Keith Bartlett, St George's G & CC
Scott Dyker, Beverly G & CC
Paul Evenden, Brantford G & CC
Gary Grosicki, Guelph CC
Steve Hallard, Oshawa G & CC
Bob Harwood, Links of Kent GC
Alan MacKay, Ainsdale GC
John Parker
Kenneth Patterson, Centennial Park GC
Steven Phillips, Ingersoll G & CC
Mark Piccolo, Galt CC
Rick Piccolo, Paris Grand GC
David Stevens, Beaverbrook GC
 
ASSOCIATES (25 YEARS)
Scott Hunte (Right) of Green Horizons Group of Farms
 
Green Horizons Group of Farms
Hyde Park Equipment
TDI International
 
2015 AWARD RECIPIENTS
At the Awards Breakfast, which was held on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at the Scotiabank Centre in Niagara Falls, we acknowledged the following members for their long standing support of the association.
(Left to right) Paul Scenna, Scott Horsburgh from Plant Products, Ray Dlugokecki, OJ Piccolo, Dave Schmelefske from Ontario Seed Co., Aldo Bortolon, and Richard Buttenham
50 YEAR MEMBERS
Sam DiPinto
OJ Piccolo
 
25 YEAR MEMBERS
Robert Ackermann, Weston G & CC
Aldo Bortolon, Lookout Point CC
Richard Butler, St. Andrew's East GC
Richard Buttenham, Marlowood C & CC/LINKS at New England
Ray Dlugokecki, Springfield G & CC
Doug Francis, Little River GC
Steven Holmes
James Hopkins, Deer Creek G & CC
Stephen Jones, Oakville Executive GC
Jay Kulak, Port Colborne CC
Paul Scenna, Beacon Hall GC
David Tascone, Granite Ridge G & CC
Alex Weatherson, Glen Cedars GC
 
ASSOCIATES (25 YEARS)
Fast Forest
Ontario Seed Co.
Plant Products 
 
2014 AWARD RECIPIENTS
 
50 YEAR MEMBERS
 
John Arends, Rob Gatto, OGSA President, Bill Hynd
 
25 YEAR MEMBERS   
                                  

(Left to right) Phil Brown, Michael Dermott, Corrie Almack, Ron Craig from Turf Care (William Sansom Distinguished Service Award Recipient), David DeCorso, Michael Creed, Gord Wendover, Paula Sheppard and Dave Smith