January 15, 2017
Chapter recognizes members for second straight year
Nick Solty accepts an award from Teresa Matamoros.

Landscape Ontario’s Georgian Lakelands Chapter held its second annual Awards of Distinction at Casino Rama on Dec. 1 to recognize associate members and individuals who have made significant contributions to the chapter over the past year.

Building upon the success of the inaugural awards evening last year, the popular social evening saw about 50 members attend the special awards event. In 2016, the chapter also celebrated its 20th anniversary.

“The evening really is the perfect way for us to celebrate the end of another great season,” said chapter president Georgie Hamilton. “It’s also a great way for members to catch up with each other and recognize all of the suppliers and individuals within the chapter who have helped us over the past year.”

Once again, chapter secretary Laurie Ann Stuart emceed the event, entertaining those in attendance while announcing the award winners.

This year’s winners are:
Hardscape Material Supplier: Georgian Bay Outdoors
Plant Material Supplier: Solty’s Garden Centre
Equipment and Accessory Supplier: CRS Contractors Rental Supply Barrie
Best Supplier to the Landscape Trades: Upper Canada Stone Company
Best Salesperson, Scott Stewart: Rinox
Best Boss of the Year, Nick Solty: Solty’s Garden Centre
Volunteer of the Year, Lexi Dearborn: Dearborn Designs & Associates

Winners were chosen based on an online voting system where chapter members nominated companies and individuals for the various awards.

Food for the evening was sponsored by Cast-n-Stone, with dessert sponsored by Vanden Bussche Irrigation, Dearborn Designs & Associates, and Garden Holistics.