December 3, 2019
Georgian Lakelands Chapter Awards
Landscape Ontario’s Georgian Lakelands Chapter held their 5th annual Awards of Distinction at Casino Rama in Orillia, Ont., on Nov. 28. Emceed by Teresa Matamoros of Garden Holistics, the evening included  socializing and dinner prior to the announcement of winners to our largest crowd yet of nearly 100 people. 
The Chapter would like to thank the generous sponsors and volunteers who helped to 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 member of the Georgian Lakelands Chapter. Thank you to all who attended the event, submitted nominations and voted for your favourite suppliers in the Georgian Lakelands Chapter.

Congratulations to the winners:
•  Hardscape Material Supplier of the Year: Cast N Stone
•  Plant Material Supplier of the Year: Ego's Garden Centre
•  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 Scheppers, 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 Barne

A full list of nominees can be found here.