This award was instituted in April of 1995 at the Board of Directors’ meeting held in Toronto. It is to be presented to CSLA advisors who have given outstanding service to the said organization. During the January 1996 Board meeting, it was pointed out that this award must be used “sparingly” because it is intended to be something special.
Barry Sharpe was an activity director at Yorkton Regional High School, and Barry, along with his students and staff, ran the very first Canadian Student Leadership Conference. It was Barry’s vision and efforts that inspired other advisors from across the country to formalize student leadership.
This award is the highest recognition that an advisor can receive in the realm of student leadership and activities. It is given in recognition of exemplary effort and inspiration to a person who has furthered the cause of student leadership and activities in Canada.
|1995 Murray Baker, Kitchener||2009 Don Wheler, Lashburn|
|1996 Wayne MacCullough, Burnaby||2010 Don McKay, Moncton|
|1997 Josephine Budgell, Bishop’s Falls||2011 Brent Allen, Wainwright|
|1998 Dave Conlon, Cambridge||2013 Don Homan, Prince George|
|1999 George Takashima, Lethbridge||2014 Dorothy Karlson, Cochrane|
|2000 John Thompson, Cambridge||2015 Nicole Haire, Summerside|
|2001 Gane Olsen, Edmonton||2018 Stu Saunders, Orillia|
|2003 Tam Fawcett, Halifax|
|2006 Bill Conconi, Victoria|
|2008 Al LaFontaine, Mission|