Non-profit associations rely heavily on their memberships to provide volunteer time and energy. Most cannot function well without it. The ACMG recognizes exceptional contributions made by individuals to the Association, as well as to the guiding/instructing profession, through the presentation of a Distinguished Service Award.
In 2009, the ACMG began to recognize three levels of distinguished service: Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each of these represents successively greater contributions to the Association or the guiding community.
Karl Klassen (Platinum)
Dwayne Congdon (Platinum)
Jörg Wilz (Platinum)
Alex Fogden (Silver)
Chris Miller (Platinum)
Colin Zacharias (Platinum)
Keith Reid (Gold)
Jeff Honig (Gold)
Peter Amann (Gold)
Tom Wolfe (Silver)
Scott Davis (Platinum)
Todd Guyn (Silver)
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This award is granted each year by the ACMG President to the person who has performed the most valuable volunteer service to the Association. This section also includes the ACMG Award of Excellence that was given in the past.
Presented the President's Award in recognition of his long term commitment to developing the Mountain Conditions Report (MCR) and chairing the MCR Committee.
Presented the President's Award. Roger is the quintessential volunteer. Over the past couple of years, he has taken the initiative to organize professional development sessions for hiking guides with minimal support from the ACMG.
Presented the President's Award in recognition of hisexcellent work with the Awards Committee and Climbing Instructor Program
Presented the President's Award in recognition of his exceptional level of dedication and invaluable service as Technical Director
Presented the ACMG Award of Excellence in recognition of his invaluable volunteer service in reestablishing the Communications Committee
Presented the President's Award in recognition of the excellent work Rod did in leading the Conduct Review Committee through its initial years as well as ther excellent job he has done running the elections at virtually all AGM’s
Presented Award of Excellencein recognition of Helen’s unwavering response to volunteerism as well as in maintaining a solid bridge between the ACMG and the ACC
Presented the President's Award in recognition of his exceptional level of dedication and invaluable volunteer service on the Board of Directors
Presented the ACMG President's Award for uncounted days of work as Secretary -Treasurer overseeing the association's financial health. In addition, his leadership of the Membership Services Committee led to an excellent insurance program as well as a revised Simon Parboosingh Guide Assistance Fund.
Presented the ACMG Award of Excellence for his unstinting contributions as editor/writer/layout person/ad chaser/chief swabbie of the ACMG News. Mark has been an integral part of the Membership Services and the Technical Committees and has been an excellent course leader for TRU's Canadian Mountain and Ski Guide Program.
Special Recognition Award
This award is presented annually by the ACMG to individuals or organizations, who have gone above and beyond to provide exceptional professional services or assistance to the ACMG, its members, or the mountain user.
Squamish Search and Rescue
In recognition of their exceptional level of service and dedication to the mountain community.
Accepting the Award for the Squamish Search and Rescue: John Howe
Helicopter Rescue Pilots
This year three rescue pilots were recognized for the impact their skill and experience has had on the safety of all mountain users. The award was given at the Mountain Guides’ Ball.
Awarded to: Don McTighe, Jim Davies, Lance Cooper
Dr. Mark Heard
For exceptional professional services Dr Heard has provided to ACMG members in allowing them to get back to work after injury.
Awarded to: Dr. Mark Heard