May 15, 2009
Beth Edney, a member of LO’s board of directors and chair of the Landscape Design sector group, is the recipient of the Glen Beatty Award. Skills Canada – Ontario presents the Glenn Beatty Award annually to a volunteer, or volunteers, who embody the dedication and passion for Skills Canada – Ontario that was once demonstrated by Glenn Beatty.

Barry Harrison, competition manager for Skills Canada – Ontario, made the announcement on Apr. 7. The award presentation took place on May 6 at RIM Park in Waterloo. "I am honoured to be recognized as an outstanding volunteer. Working with the Ontario Skills Competition has been a rewarding learning experience. I encourage all my colleagues to volunteer; you truly get what you give," said Edney upon hearing she had received the award.

Following Glenn Beatty’s outstanding performance at the skills competition, at both the provincial and national level, Glenn was hired by ATS Automation Tooling Systems in Cambridge. Grateful for the opportunity given to him and the impact that it had on his life, Beatty returned to Skills Canada – Ontario in 1998 as a volunteer. In January of 1999, he was tragically killed in a car accident, representing a tremendous loss to the organization, the community and to all those who knew him. The award is a tribute to the memory of his contributions.