December 16, 2019
Nick Solty (left) with Boss of the Year winner, Steve Schepers.
Nick Solty (left) with Boss of the Year winner, Steve Schepers.
Landscape Ontario’s Georgian Lakelands Chapter celebrated its fifth annual Awards of Distinction at Casino Rama in Orillia, Ont. Emceed by chapter board member Teresa Matamoros, the evening event, held Nov. 28, 2019, included socializing and dinner prior to the announcement of winners.

With nearly 100 people in attendance, organizers are pleased to announce this year’s event was the largest one yet.

The chapter would like to thank the generous sponsors and volunteers who helped make this event possible, including Barrie’s Garden Centre who donated beautiful poinsettias for the tables.

This year, the awards committee wanted to emphasize the importance of local suppliers. Nominations and voting were exclusive to members of the Georgian Lakelands Chapter. Thank you to all who attended the event, submitted nominations and voted for their favourite suppliers within the chapter.

Congratulations to winners of the 2019 Georgian Lakelands Chapter Awards of Distinction:
  • Hardscape Material Supplier of the Year: Cast-n-Stone
  • Plant Material Supplier of the Year: Ego’s  Nurseries Limited
  • Equipment and Accessory Supplier of the Year: Cast-n-Stone
  • Best Salesperson of the Year: Debra Lidstone, Barrie’s Garden Centre
  • Best Boss of the Year: Steve Schepers, Pinnacle Rockscapes
  • Volunteer of the Year: Laurie-Ann Stuart
  • Employee of the Year: Nick Honeywood, S.C. Charlebois
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year: John Corner, Northshore Tree Experts
  • Service and Leadership Award: Lynne Barnes
See more photos from the evening on the Landscape Ontario Facebook page.