September 1, 2018
Industry recognizes Landry
Landscape New Brunswick and Landscape P.E.I. honoured executive director Jim Landry with a Lifetime Recognition Award during the National Awards of Landscape Excellence on Aug. 15, 2018 in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, N.B. LNB/P.E.I. president Karen Carrier made the surprise announcement near the beginning of the 15th annual NALE presentation, drawing applause from the 100 guests in attendance and a shocked expression from Landry, who was on stage as a co-MC of the event.
“As ED for LNB/PEI, Jim Landry is well known for keeping the momentum going,” Carrier said. “He is always there to assist and even push us when we need that extra infusion of encouragement to keep moving our industry forward. In addition to lending an ear to member concerns and organizing events that bring our tradespeople and suppliers together, he has also been instrumental in promoting the Red Seal Apprenticeship program in our provinces. Even when we think a block may not move forward in a given year, Jim pushes on and returns to us with a big smile and a sigh of relief as he successfully exclaims that we have once again managed to secure enough “bums in seats” to run the program.”
Carrier also noted Landry’s involvement in numerous charitable causes, including the Vimy Oaks project, Pink Days in Bloom and National Tree Day.