Trillium Awards

The Trillium Award of Merit and the Trillium Long Service Award recipients are listed below.

It is with pride that we list the distinguished winners of these awards

See also Canadian Square & Round Dance Society –  Awards

16-trilium-western-1Dave & Pearl Western – Trillium Merit Award –2016

This couple had but one thought since they started square and round dancing; that is to promote this great activity. In 2002, they started Round Dancing with Take a Step Rounds where they still dance. In 2005 they took up Square Dancing with the Town & Country Kickers. Over the years they have also danced with Trackers SD Club, Lock It, and continue to support many other Ottawa area clubs. They have been great friends of EOSARDA having held various executive positions, including holding the President’s since 2008. Dave was Vice-chair for the 2014 Canadian National, while his wife Pearl organized the Fashion Show. A most deserving couple.

16-trilium-currie-1Gavin Currie – Trillium Merit Award –2016

Gavin & his wife Pat have danced in the Ottawa area for over 40 years, dancing with Spinettes, Spinning Spurs, and Sunshine Squares. They have also been members of 3 choreographed Ballroom Dance Clubs, where they have served in various executive positions. Gavin is Treasurer of the Capital Caper; a position he has held for 10 years. He has served on the EOSARDA board for about 10 years – Director at Large and Chair of Dance Committee. He is also very involved with Square Times (OESARDA Publication) looking after record keeping, and distribution.

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Sheila Maxwell – Trillium Long Service Award –2016

The Maxwell children were present for the certificate awarded posthumously to their mother.

This couple began dancing in 1990. It all started as a Kanata Parks and Recreation Program, taking direction from Caller Bill Judge. They later formed Kanata Town Squares. John & Sheila were also members of Capital Steppers for many years, but Kanata Squares held a special place for them. After John’s passing in 2008, Sheila continued as club President, maintaining her special friendships while offering guidance. Sheila passed in February, 2016.

Doug & Dorelene Anderson – Trillium Long Service Award – 2016

The Anderson’s started square dancing in 1965 with the Hanover Happy Twirlers. They also belonged to the Howick Country Squares till it closed. In the mid-seventies Doug got the Caller bug and decided to try calling. He and his wife patiently took over beginner instruction for the Happy Twirlers and continued to do so for about 25 years. At one point 80% of the Hanover dancers had been through Doug and Dorelene’s classes. If someone needed extra help… no problem! They were only too happy to welcome them to their home for more workshops. Dorelene also leaned to cue rounds, and did so for a number of years. Both Doug & Dorelene were avid supporters of local clubs, SWOSDA, and were always ready to attend demos at any event. They have attended many National Conventions and have always been great ambassadors for the dance movement.

Ross & Shirley Lehman – Trillium Long Service Award – 2016

Ross & Shirley have danced for more than 25 years, and have been Presidents of the Brantford Village Squares for more than 15 years. They are avid supporters of other clubs, SWOSDA, and have attended several National Conventions. When they travel south, they search out, and find events where they can continue to dance and offer support. They are great organizers and lead their club regularly through demos at nursing homes, and at various area festivals. They are great supporters of the dance movement and have introduced many to this great activity over the years.

Recipients List

– Trillium Award of Merit

The Trillium Award of Merit was developed by the Ontario S&RD Federation to recognize those Ontario Dancers, Callers, and Leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the square and round dance movement.

Trillium Award of Merit winners.

  • Paul & Judy Adams, Eastern Ontario, 2000
  • Andre & Shirley Aerts, South Western Ontario, 2005
  • Dick Armstrong, Lakehead & District, 1989
  • Peter & Beryl Barton, Toronto & District, 1997
  • Bob & Betty Beck, Toronto & District, 2006
  • Webb & Jean Belrose, Lakehead & District, 1988
  • Charlie & Bea Bodfish, South-Western Ontario, 1993
  • Lorne & Connie Bowerman, Eastern Ontario, 1990
  • Ken & Mary Brennan, South-Western Ontario, 1993
  • Mildred & David Brockie, Fort Frances, 1987
  • John & Irene Bullock, South-Western Ontario, 1997
  • Rita & Les Buckrell, South-Western Ontario, 2006
  • Al & Renia Calhoun, Toronto & District, 2000
  • Jean & Stan Carr, South-Western Ontario, 1998
  • Bob Cathcart, Eastern Ontario, 1996
  • Peter & Sybil Chandler, South-Western Ontario, 2003
  • Tom & Linda Charlton, South-Western Ontario, 2011
  • John Charman & Wendy VanderMeulen, Eastern Ontario, 2004
  • George & Jean Clark, South-Western Ontario, 2004
  • Harold & Olive Clark, South-Western Ontario, 1995
  • Myrtle & Osie Coates, Toronto and District, 2001
  • Bill & Barb Cooper, Toronto & District, 1986
  • Peter Courdin & Karen Remy, Eastern Ontario, 2011
  • Don & June Cowan, Eastern Ontario, 2015
  • Lee & Sharon Cox, South-Western Ontario, 2010
  • Gavin Currie, Eastern Ontario, 2016
  • Nick & Dorothy Dahm, South-Western Ontario, 2011
  • Don & Alice Davidson, Toronto & District, 1997
  • Stan & Carol Down, South-Western Ontario, 2009
  • Cec & Hazel Downham, South-Western Ontario, 1989
  • Geoff & Rosemarie Edwards, South-Western Ontario, 2012
  • Jo-Ann & Tom Edwards, Eastern Ontario, 2006
  • Art Ferris & Shirley Craib, South-Western Ontario, 2006
  • Dean & Ethel Fisher, Toronto and District, 2005
  • Paul & Jean Fisk, Toronto & District, 1992
  • Dick & Trudy Flemming, Eastern Ontario, 1993
  • Gordon & Dorothy Foss, Eastern Ontario, 1997
  • Ray Fouhse & Pat Cardo, Eastern Ontario, 1992
  • Ian & Joan Fraser, Toronto & District, 1993
  • Alf & June Gill, Lakehead & District, 1987
  • Jim & Lerine Gillespie, South-Western Ontario, 1995
  • Aaron & Veda Goodman, Toronto & District, 1996
  • Anne Graham, Eastern Ontario, 2013
  • Peter Graham, Eastern Ontario, 2003
  • Les Greenwood, South-Western Ontario, 1997
  • Jim & Joan Grierson, Toronto & District, 2002
  • Ken and Theresa Grolway, Eastern Ontario, 2010
  • Wayne & Sharron Hall, Toronto and District, 2005
  • Harold Harton, Toronto & District, 1985
  • Bryan & Vaile Henry, South-Western Ontario, 2003
  • Gary & Norma Hill, Lakehead & District, 1992
  • Doug & Heather Holmes, Toronto & District, 2015
  • Marg Hough, Toronto & District, 1987
  • Ross & Margaret Hoople, Eastern Ontario, 1997
  • Denny & Judy Howlett, South-Western Ontario, 1996
  • Chuck & Betty Hubbard, Eastern Ontario, 1995
  • Ray & Ivy Hutchinson, Toronto & District, 1992
  • Art & Garrie Jackson, Eastern Ontario, 1986
  • Egbert & Mary Jacobs, South-Western Ontario, 1996
  • Bill & Dorothy Jacobson, Lakehead & District, 1985
  • Bob & Jane Jaffray, Toronto & District, 1987
  • David Johnstone, Toronto & District, 1986
  • Harry & Dorothy Jones, Fort Frances, 1986
  • Bill & Hazel Judge, Eastern Ontario, 2002
  • Ron & Marg King, Toronto & District, 1994
  • Audrey & Brian Kealey, Eastern Ontario, 2001
  • Dave & Marion Knight, South-Western Ontario, 2009
  • Wanda & Marvin Lane, Toronto and District, 2001
  • Chuck & Billi Langtry, Eastern Ontario, 2014
  • Jim Lee, South-Western Ontario, 2015
  • Lorne & Cecille Lockrey, South-Western Ontario, 2004
  • Isabel Lynn, Sault Ste Marie, 1996
  • Orphie & Mac Marcellus, Toronto & District, 1997
  • Jackie & Wes McCarthy, Toronto & District, 1998
  • Dene & Roberta McConnell, South-Western Ontario, 1988
  • Angus & Catherine McMorran, Eastern Ontario, 1986
  • Duncn & Neva McVittie, South-Western Ontario, 2002
  • John & Mary Meijer, South-Western Ontario, 1992
  • Stan & Ruth Melling, South-Western Ontario, 1994
  • Ralph & Rosemary Morin, Eastern Ontario, 1998
  • Dave & Joyce Moss, Toronto & District, 1992
  • Shirley & Ransom Nixon, Eastern Ontario, 2001
  • Bert & Ruth Oakes, Toronto & District, 1990
  • Fred & Kay Parcher, Eastern Ontario, 1996
  • Pat & Ken Parrish, South-Western Ontario, 2001
  • John & Verna Park, Toronto & District, 1996
  • Frank & Elsie Pearson, Toronto & District, 1992
  • Daphne & Don Pearson, Eastern Ontario, 2007
  • Bob & Ruth Pereria, Eastern Ontario, 1988
  • Harry & Lil Peterson, Eastern Ontario, 1989
  • Peter & Beverly Piazza, South-Western Ontario, 2008
  • Jeffery & Andrea Priest, Toronto & District, 2004
  • Barney & Margaret Portsmith, Toronto & District, 2000
  • Dorothy & Willis Pride, Eastern Ontario, 1988
  • Lloyd & Vivian Priest, Toronto & District, 1994
  • George & Evelyn Rayner, South-Western Ontario, 1997
  • Stu & Wynne Robertson, Toronto & District, 1987
  • Ron & Betty Roe, Eastern Ontario, 2002
  • Dan & Rhetha Roy, South-Western Ontario, 2010
  • Rusty Saunders, Eastern Ontario, 2014
  • Kay Sehl, South-Western Ontario, 1985
  • John & Marilyn Sellers, Eastern Ontario, 1998
  • Bert & Marjorie Smeeth, Fort Frances, 1993
  • Lindsay & Fay Stanfield, Lakehead & District, 1986
  • Eric & Mary Steward, South-Western Ontario, 1990
  • Ted & Sarah Stover, South-Western Ontario, 2005
  • Bruce & Grace Stretton, Toronto & District, 1994
  • Perry & Mary Stuart, South-Western Ontario, 1989
  • Bonnie & Bill Taylor, South-Western Ontario, 2001
  • Eric & Irene VanDalen, Eastern Ontario, 2005
  • Marion Vanderburg, Sudbury, 1997
  • Charlie & Nina Ward, Toronto & District, 1985
  • Bruce & Linda Warner, Eastern Ontario, 2012
  • George & Elma Watson, South-Western Ontario, 1994
  • Keith & Rita Watters, Eastern Ontario, 1995
  • Howard & Evelyn Weir, South-Western Ontario, 1988
  • Dave & Pearl Western, Eastern Ontario, 2016
  • Keith & Madeline Whitelock, Lakehead & District, 1987
  • Lew & Laura Wiffen, Toronto & District, 1993
  • William & Hazel Wilde, Fort Frances, 1989
  • Dave Williamson, Toronto & District, 2006
  • Norm Wilcox, Toronto & District, 2007
  • Keith & Dorothy Wilton, South-Western Ontario, 2007
  • Anne Willis, Sault Ste Marie, 1994
  • Lois & Edward Wise, South-Western Ontario, 1995
  • John & Roberta Wrigglesworth, Toronto & District, 2010

– Trillium Long Service Awards

Trillium Long Service Award was developed by the Ontario S&RD Federation to recognize those Ontario Dancers, Callers, and Leaders who have devoted years of faithful service to the dance community of Ontario.

Trillium Long Service Award winners:

  • Ralph & Doris Adam, South-Western Ontario, 1999
  • Doug & Dorelene Anderson, South-Western Ontario, 2016
  • Lionel & Marilyn Bond, South-Western Ontario, 2009
  • Currie & Grace Burchill, South Western Ontario 2007
  • Mary and the late Clarence Carter, South Western Ontario, 2006
  • Doris & Joe Dunphy, Eastern Ontario, 2000
  • Ray & Ruth Grose, South-Western Ontario, 2010
  • Lorne & Betty Hay, Toronto & District, 2002
  • Graham Ingram, Eastern Ontario, 2007
  • Ross & Shirley Lehman, South-Western Ontario, 2016
  • Bob & Hanna Logan, Toronto & District, 2008
  • William & Marian Maitland, Eastern Ontario, 2014
  • Alfred Marin, Eastern Ontario, 2013
  • Sheila Maxwell, Eastern Ontario, 2016
  • Bert and Marie McAlinden, Toronto & District, 2004
  • Lester McDougall, Sudbury Area, 2001
  • Harold & Marion Moore, Eastern Ontario, 2002
  • Les & Doris Moore, South Western Ontario, 2004
  • Jim & Elaine Peddie, Eastern Ontario, 2007
  • Les & Jean Pitt, South-Western Ontario, 2011
  • Jim & Maxime Powell, South-Western, 2008
  • Rose & John Skraba, Sudbury Area, 2001
  • Harold & Sylvia Stephens, South-Western Ontario, 2003
  • Joe Uebelacker, Toronto & District, Ontario, 2012
  • Walt & Eunice Warner, South-Western Ontario, 1999

Guidelines & Application Form

The Ontario S&RD Federation recognizes meritorious contributions to the dance community with two unique Trillium awards