January 15, 2011
Award to honour memory of pioneer
A new native plant award will honour the memory of Horst Dickert.
The 38th Annual Awards of Excellence ceremony will see more than 600 leading industry professionals in attendance at this year’s event on Tues., Jan. 11.

The evening begins at 4:45 p.m. with the President’s Reception, featuring Landscape Ontario president Tom Intven. He will be on hand to mix and mingle with guests during the wine and cheese event.

The reception leads into the highly anticipated and always sold-out awards presentation. Awards will honour the best in landscape construction, maintenance and design.

New this year is a memorial award for one the industry’s leading pioneers, Horst Dickert. The award will recognize the best use of native plant material in a sustainable landscape. The special awards program includes Dunington-Grubb Award for the highest scoring landscape construction project, and the Casey van Maris Award, along with the Don Salivan Grounds Management Award for the highest scoring maintenance project. The 2011 entrants into CNLA’s national awards program will be announced that night.

Visit www.loawards.com to purchase tickets. Online ticket sales go until the morning of Jan. 11, after that time they may be purchased at the door for the same price of $35. For more information on the program, contact Kristen McIntyre at awards@landscapeontario.com, or 800-265-5656, ext. 321.