Training Alberta's Recreational Leaders

Award History

The Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel (AARFP) has the pleasure of awarding great individuals, students, organizations, staff and associates. If you are interested in finding out who has received an award throughout AARFP’s history, read below! 

The Don Moore Scholarship award is available to an Alberta student completing any year of studies in a recognized program for the operation of recreation services at an Alberta post-secondary institution. The student demonstrates excellence in their course grades, as well as personal qualities, that would indicate the promise of success in the recreation field. The student is not required to be a member.

1980Dale Hammond
1981Doug Bezovie
1982Cliff Robinson
1983Gordon Ouellette
1984Bill Parslow
1985Heather MacAuley
1986Doug Taggart
1987Gerd Wunderlich
1988Colleen Tataryn
1989Jennifer Stewardson
1990David Swap 
1991David Boylan
1992Colin Hohn Ryan
1993Alison Geiger
1994Richard Kirzy
1995Travis Hancock
1996Carol Joy Iwaasa
1997Felice Chee-yan Yeun
1998Garry Saloff
1999Kendra Varoney
2000Ken Newman
2001Trina Rathgeber

The Don Moore Scholarship award is available to an Alberta student completing any year of studies in a recognized program for the operation of recreation services at an Alberta post-secondary institution. The student demonstrates excellence in their course grades, as well as personal qualities, that would indicate the promise of success in the recreation field. The student is not required to be a member.

2002Tara Huculak
2003Lisa Ladd
2004Jennifer McKenna
2005Lauren Samson
2007Karla Haerthe
2008Karie Hanson
2009Alyssa Watson
2010Wade Waters
2011Joel Johnston
2012Melissa Bouwsema
2013Heather Blacquiere
2014Jorn Starko
2015Kelsey Beaudette
2016Debbie Symak
2017Alexandra Irmert
2018Alexandrea Vandal
2019Amanda Gramiak
2021Jerika Cadieux
2022Mike Wilkinson

This award is presented to an AARFP Individual Member who has previously been awarded the Award of Merit or the Charles Mousseau Associates Award and completed at least 10 years of volunteer service in the association as a member in good standing. The award is presented to an individual in recognition of special and valuable contributions deemed to be exceptional benefit to the Association. The recipient of this award assumes AARFP Life Membership in the association without annual dues and retains their voting privileges in accordance with the Articles of the Association Bylaws.

1978Don Moore
1986Bill Casey
1990Bill Metcalfe
1990Darrel Martin
1993Neil Piller
1997Edith Martin
2001Charlie Mousseau
2006Stuart Ray
2009Skip Hayden
2012Don Dombrosky
2013Willie Jurcevic
2014Larry Golby
2014Mike Bryson
2015Chris McKenna
2016Suzanne Gaida

The Bruce Fowlow Memorial Facility Operator of the Year Award is presented to an individual, or group of individuals, who has/have made a significant contribution to the operation and management of recreation facilities within the Province of Alberta.

1994Ponoka Aquaplex Aquatic StaffFirst Recipient
1996Lethbridge Softball AssociationRecovery from the flood of 1995
1998Mary Reimer Memorial Park SocietyHinton, Alberta, Park Development
2000Ken McleodTown of Hinton Parks and Recreation Department
2001Lee PennerTown of Stettler
2002Murray FosterTown of Coronation
2003Chris McKennaTown of Didsbury
2004Stan Krawiec, Doug Robson, Larry CorsiattoCity of Red Deer, Collicutt Centre
2005Marcel LaFortuneTown of St. Paul
2006Derek MansellCity of Red Deer, Collicutt Centre
2007George Miller & Murray BretzerTown of Wainwright
2008Todd WorthingtonM.D. of Bonnyville No. 87
2009Randy RussellTown of Cardston
2010Jenny MillerM.D. of Bonnyville
2011Calvin BennefieldCity of Lacombe
2012Terry RobertsonTown of Cochrane
2013Sonia DoddTown of Stettler
2014Brad Eliason Lake Louise Recreation Centre 
2015Brent McAuley Town of Blackfalds 
2016Ron Selvais City of Lacombe 
2017Allan King Town of Stettler 
2018Chris Johnstone & Norm MorrowTown of Ponoka
2019Dillon St. LouisLake Louise Recreation Centre
2020Rob PelletierTown of Millet
2021No Receipient 
2022Kevin OlsenTown of Hanna

This award is presented to AARFP Individual or Associate Members nominated for their outstanding and meritorious contribution toward the association’s goals and objectives. Nominees must have completed a total of six or more years of volunteer service. If a volunteer has worked on a special project, but does not meet the six-year requirement, the AARFP Past Presidents committee may make a special exception providing the vote is unanimous.

1982Bill Casey
1982Noel Edey
1985Willie Jurcevic
1985Brian Sullivan
1986Darrel Martin
1987Bill Metcalfe
1988Neil Piller
1990Skip Hayden
1991Willie Jurcevic
1991Roy Mailhoit
1992Brian Sullivan
1992Fred Banham
1992Tom Hopkins
1992Dale Drummond
1993Stuart Ray
1993Darrel Martin
1994Edith Martin
1995Darel Baker
1996Charles Mousseau
2000Jacqueline Dalziel
2002Paul Doig
2006Mike Bryson
2006Chris McKenna
2009Don Dombrosky
2012Larry Golby
2013Suzanne Gaida
2015Karl Hill
2015Colleen Sparrow
2016Aaron Singh
2018Sandi Stewart
2019Russ Tanner
2020No Receipient
2022Sonia Dodd
2022Rich Roberts
2022Calvin Bennefield

The Charles Mousseau Associates’ Award is presented to an Associate Member, for an individual or company demonstrating a positive contribution serving the membership. The recipient will have demonstrated a consistent, positive approach to providing consultative services, product promotion and customer satisfaction.

YearRecipientAssociate Member
1982Ted BurlotleCimco Refrigeration
1987Darrel MartinAutomated Aquatics
1988Charlie MousseauCL Marketing
1995Cary MillerH.L. Leclair
1997Elaine OldhamAutomated Aquatics
2001Hugh HamiltonCentaur Products
2002Kathy & Don DemorestWhite Ice Ltd.
2003Marv & Jody LayeBig Hill Services
2004Charlie MousseauCL Marketing
2006John GreerW.E. Greer
2007Patte RolfeIndustrial Machine
2008Don CableSchoolhouse Products
2010Jim MurthaWestern Gym & Recreational Supplies Ltd.
2011Dave LoverockJet Ice Limited
2012Willie JurcevicCLM Distribution
2013Jeff ArmstrongCdn Leak Detection
2015Steve AshworthPinnacle Aquatic Group
2017Russ TreadwellIndustrial Machine Inc.
2018Jody LayeBig Hill Services
2019Rod FosterWhite Ice Ltd.
2020Katie HodgkinsCanadian Rec. Solutions
2022Jason RolfeIndustrial Machine

The Memorial Plaque is to honour members of the association who have passed away and are recognized by fellow members for their contribution to the betterment of recreation.

2012Tim BannisterTown of Cochrane
2012Don DemorestWhite Ice (1995) Ltd.
2012Skip HaydenCity of Camrose (retired)
2012Charlie MousseauCLM Distribution (retired)
2013Dawnine (DJ) JacksonCity of Red Deer
2013Grant Mark WerstiukCity of Red Deer
2016Janet (Jan) KirkpatrickFirst Edition First Aid Training
2016Chris SzaboGov’t of Alberta (former Gov’t Rep)
2017Jason PodloskiCimco Refrigeration
2017Lloyd SmithCity of Fernie
2022Mitch BallCity of Lethbridge
2021John David HenryTown of Hanna
2022Robert McIllwraithWinsport

The William Metcalfe Award acknowledges an individual, group or organization who has/have made a significant contribution in the field of recreation facility operation and management or facility design. Contributions may include examples such as an invention or development of equipment or accessories, outstanding volunteer effort, or a significant effort in the area of research.

1992Bill Metcalfe
1993Bill Perry
1994Charles Mousseau
1995Bill Mackie
2000Recreation Facility of Nova Scotia
2001Fred Horvath, CRFC
2005Randy Kinnee, CRFC
2006Alberta Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA)
2007Town of Lacombe
2011D. Martin & J. Duiker, Automated Aquatics
2014City of Edmonton
2015Hans Van Klaveren
2015Mitch Carter
2017Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex, City of Lacombe (Calvin Bennefield)
2018Darren Berg – Lacombe Athletic Park Association
2022Sean Murphy – Foothills County

The Lloyd Smith Instructor of the Year Award recognizes a current instructor with the association who, through their actions, goes over and above to show their commitment to their students and the association. The award recipient must be a member in good standing with the Association. Any student or fellow instructor in good standing can nominate an instructor for this award.

2017Lloyd SmithCity of Fernie
2018Don DombroskyRetired
2019Larry GolbyCoronation
2020No Receipient 
2021No Receipient 
2022Gerald CurranCIMCO

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Student Achievement Awards

Nine Scholarship Achievement Awards are presented annually to AARFP members, and are based on top marks in each course. If there is a tie for the top mark in a course, the immediate AARFP Past President will contact the students involved and ask them to submit an essay. A winner will then be chosen by the AARFP Past Presidents’ Committee based on the submitted essays. All award winners will be notified by the immediate AARFP Past President.

The Award recipients receive a plaque, free registration to the AARFP conference to accept the award, a banquet ticket for a guest, and a cheque for $250. The presentation is made at the annual awards banquet during the conference.

1988Bernie Van HooftEdmonton
1989Katharine HortonVegreville
1990Sharon Layton (tied)Edmonton
1990Brad Mattson (tied)Lethbridge
1991Janet VandendriesscheCalgary
1992Kathryn YoungblutYellowknife
1993Laura WilliamsLethbridge
1994Yvonne JahnsEdmonton
1995Michelle CharronDidsbury
1996Nathon GamrothEdmonton
1997Sharlene McKinnonGreenwood, NS
1998Linda SanfordWetaskiwin
1999Lynn MacKenzieCalgary
2000Bret JohnsonSherwood Park
2001Chris CardiffCamrose
2002Ardith BasarabHigh Prairie
2003Alex DeaconSt. Albert
2004Andrea WannopCalgary
2005Jamie AckermanSherwood Park
2006Mike Stoner-WalkerEdson
2007Karla PatenaudeDrayton Valley
2008Jenna McCulloughCalgary
2009Steve RipkensSlave Lake
2010Jason BrittonEdmonton
2011Jeff GerdingCalgary
2012Kris MackedenskiTaber
2013Heather CadenheadCalgary
2014Tim OkeAirdrie
2015Alexandra CarriereBeaumont
2016Karen DumasStettler
2017Sydney SmithBassano
2018Alexander WrightSherwood Park
2019Cal Radkewich 
2020Shyla Wegewitz 
2022Ashling Redmond 
1988Larry StewartPeace River
1989Wynn DietrichLloydminister
1990Trevor DayWainwright
1991Joe Panter (tied)Westlock
1991Mike Jensen (tied)Cardston
1991Roseanne MacGregor (tied)Cochrane
1992Don RobertshawCalgary
1993Ron KwanEdmonton
1994Ken OromCalgary
1995Jean Pierre LaJolieCalgary
1996Mario BenardCalgary
1997Richard GaidaCochrane
1998Jacquie Johns-ScottEdmonton
1999David CroweMedicine Hat
2000Amanda JoziasseCalgary
2001Merry TurtiakGrande Prairie
2002Dennis QuinlanClaresholm
2003Harnek GillCalgary
2004Lisa ChellHinton
2005Neil LeckieCamrose
2006Marcella WebbDrayton Valley
2007Kerry ShakuraEdmonton
2008Kim FauserMedicine Hat
2009Paul EssarLloydminister
2010Daniel RobinsonOkotoks
2011Gerry LindbergWhitecourt
2012Meghan StangStrathmore
2013Matthew MudryFort Saskatchewan
2014Haley KirylukBeaumont
2015Jessica CostainCalgary
2016Michael WilkinsonRed Deer
2017Andrew CarrollCoaldale
2018Landon CampbellRed Deer
2019Emmanuel Okoro 
2020Alex Novakowski 
2022Michael Jones 
2012Matt BatyMorinville
2013Regina LonnebergStony Plain
2014Stuart FairbrotherMedicine Hat
2015Mike StevensCanmore
2016Chris ThompsonHigh River
2017Kevin WinchesterMedicine Hat
2018Mikee MelhamRedcliff
2019Jeff Snyder 
2020Kirby Doyle 
2022Connor Lacombe – HitchmoughSlave Lake
1992Jackie BelvoirBonnyville
1993Gilbert CourchesneFt. McMurray
1994John MarcellusPincher Creek
1995Terry RobertsonFt. Saskatchewan
1996Jean MacleanBonnyville
1997Michael JohnsonDidsbury
1998Deborah GrunwaldMedicine Hat
1999Patrick MiddletonLethbridge
2000Lynn McDonnellCarstairs
2001Monty WoodEdmonton
2002Aaron KonschukCrossfield
2003Bob JonesSpruce Grove
2004Allen KingCamrose
2005Todd WorthingtonBonnyville
2006Bill McKeownWainwright
2007Yvonne BeattieSpruce Grove
2008Crystal McNernieYellowhead County
2009Jonathan RobertsFort Nelson
2010Alan ProctorCalgary
2011Debbie SymakCalgary
2012Scott DillmanFort Smith
2013Dawn MercereauCamrose
2014Derek HackeMilk River
2015Connie NeumannWestlock
2016Carl ButschlerHanna
2017Jayelle DemersBonnyville
2018Jennifer SubchukMorinville
2019Jeremy PifkoRed Water
2020Hayley HowlandLloydminster
2022Jacklyn HuntRed Deer
2012Carrie CivilOlds
2013Shawna JamesCastor
2014Ben Gresley-JonesCastlegar
2015Brad BelangerSturgeon County
2016Rhett DudleyCamrose
2017Phil HogsteadLeduc
2018Umesh ChandSt. Albert
2019Aimee HunterDidsbury
2020Mike StewartBrooks
2022Sam MyshaniukThree Hills
2012Michael PetersonCanmore
2013Russ HutchingsCochrane
2014Cheryl DecoteauLeduc
2015Darcy SmithGrande Prairie
2016Jason RafterDrumheller
2017Steven GiugovazDidsbury
2018George KapetanakisWetaskiwin
2019Chris JohnstonePonoka
2020Gillian CampbellRed Deer – BGIS
2022Courtney CheneyMedicine Hat
1991Lyndsay RholStrathmore
1992Adrian SellesSpruce Grove
1993Christine KinzerEdmonton
1994Lisa GoertzSherwood Park
1995Shawna RobinsonSherwood Park
1996Linda FoxDelburne
1997Rhonda HunterDidsbury
1998Marty RowlesBruderheim
1999Marty WoodEdmonton
2000Coralee VentnorStettler
2001Kevin HarperCanmore
2002Gila BellonGrande Prairie
2003Kirt HolowachukBowden Arena
2004Dwayne WolosiewiczBonnyville
2005Harvey SkoreykoThorsby
2006Will VredegoorValleyview
2007Doug MostertCanmore
2008Kevin NugentMedicine Hat
2009Greg OswaldBarrhead
2010Kelly CarlsonCrossfield
2011Randy SparkCalgary
2012Graham NicholsonCanmore
2013Jennifer McNabIndus
2014Amy FriestadtRed Deer
2015Kyrstin OrrDrayton Valley
2016Calvin HercinaRed Deer
2017Lyle KealtyAirdrie
2018Richard RichardsonStrathmore
2019Sean Whalen 
2020Jonathan YoungMedicine Hat
2022Marion Cousineau 
1990Kelly Sparrows (tied)Edmonton
1990Mark Phillips (tied)Ft. McMurray
1991Shelley Tissington (tied)Grande Prairie
1991Daren Dwernychuk (tied)St. Paul
1992Kevin PonechLethbridge
1993Gary SaloffLethbridge
1994Robb PavelCalgary
1995Mike ButlerEdson
1996John VetschGrande Prairie
1997Dave KakukDrumheller
1998Bryan KnutsonGrande Prairie
1999Jean Pierre LajoieTerrebonne, QC
2000Graeme RattrayEdmonton
2001Kevin OlsenHanna
2002Rod McDonaldGrande Prairie
2003Al MacAllisterMorinville
2004Stan KrawiecRed Deer
2005Kyle SmithInnisfail
2006Terry IrvineLethbridge
2007Kevin HauptEdmonton
2008Will VredegoorValleyview
2009Rob CurtsCalgary
2010Chris ChisholmOlds
2011Barry YakimchukDrayton Valley
2012Chris HuntGrande Prairie
2013Devin HarrisCalgary
2014Ken KruegerSlave Lake
2015Rhett DudleyMillet
2016Adam BoydStrathcona
2017David PooleyCalgary
2018Rylan NordinFort Saskatchewan
2019Chantelle Walker 
2020Kyrstin OrrDrayton Valley
2022Darien LynchKindersley
2021Jamie DillaboughOkotoks
2022Jillian JohnstonLethbridge YMCA