The Trillium Award of Merit and Long Service Award Recipients

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

2021 Trillium Merit Award

Ontario Square and Round Dance Federation Merit Award Clingin

Gloria Bateman

Gloria has been the voice of square dancing for many years. After successfully getting a Trillium Grant, she shared her knowledge with others. The grant was used for equipment purchases and the promotion of the activity. She used her networking skills to get mentions on radio and TV. She has supported new caller efforts, and promoted caller activities for Ron Gardner, and Luke Periard. Over the years, Gloria was also responsible for organizing a great number of special events, and theme nights. Gloria’s need for promotion led her to join a CSRDS Publicity committee. She also joined EOSARDA’s Publicity committee where she writes for the Square Times, EOSARDA Bulletins, and Stay Connected newsletter. Gloria first joined the Swinging Swallows in 2003. After 28 years she continues to promote this activity to the best of her ability. Without a doubt, Gloria is a tremendous asset not only to the Swallows, but to the dance movement in general.

Ontario Square and Round Dance Federation Merit Award Haywards

Barbara Englehart

For the past 10 years Barbara has progressed from Basic to Plus Dancer, all while being an active club member, working on the regional association (since May 2014) and also as Secretary for the Ontario Square & Round Dance Federation (since Aug, 2017). Barbara became Chair of the EOSARDA Dance Committee in May 2015 holding that position for several years. During her tenure she worked to provide more opportunities for dancers. Aside from organizing dances, Barbara’s management of the Frosty Fling dance allowed free access for newer dancer boosting overall attendance. She is an active promoter of square dancing, and a great ambassador for the activity.

 

 

 

Ontario Square and Round Dance Federation Merit Award Dolsons

Rick McKey & Caroline Charman

Rick & Caroline have been dancing for more than 30 years. Rick paired up with Caroline in 1988, and has been stepping to the beat ever since. They initially danced with the Star Promenaders (closed 2006), then joined Lift Lock Squares, where they soon took up executive positions, also serving on the Spring Spree Committee. Their willingness to help soon had them pitching in with the T&D conventions, and joining that committee. Caroline worked on Publicity, while Rick focused on the sound system with Wes McCarthy. That newly acquired knowledge soon had him working on sound for some of the Canadian National Conventions. They love to dance and always support other clubs by attending their functions. They have also danced at many Canadian and US National conventions. They are strong supporters of the dance movement and are very deserving of this award.

Niall O'Reilly & Terri Rothman

As members of Triangle Squares, Niall and Terri have worked in various club capacities over their 12-years of dancing. They have organized new Dancer club nights, monthly club dances, Holiday parties, and Fly-Ins. Both are heavily involved as members of the Steering committee, and Events & Publicity coordinators, producing the Newsletter, organize Zoom events, and more. In 2016 both were involved in the organizing of the IAGSDC convention held in Toronto; Terri assisted with Marketing, Publicity and Website, while Niall looked after the Vendor Fair, Advertising and Sponsorship. As members of the T&D Executive since 2016, they handle Publicity and maintain the website; a new Logo was designed by Terri. They keep everyone informed by the distribution of any news. They have attended many T&D and National conventions, as well as 2 IAGSDC conventions. They are great promoters of square dancing, and the dancing community is grateful for their efforts.

2021 Trillium Long Service Award

Betty Goodwin

Betty has been active in square and round dancing for 30 years. She started in Nova Scotia in 1962, but has danced in Ontario since 1970, where she initially joined the Spinning Spurs in Ottawa. She has since been active in the Watter Wheels, the Roundaleers, and Mississippi Squares. Over the years she has taken on the task of various club executive positions, and also co-chaired the Organizing Committee of the 25th & 30 Anniversary dances. She loves to dance, loves to promote it, and wishes others would connect with the activity.

Ontario Square and Round Dance Federation Long Service Award Peirce

Wayne & Anne Hare

Wayne & Anne have been dancing for 28 years. They joined the Lift Lock squares in 1995, and have taken on an executive position ever since. They are a dedicated couple offering support to any, and all events. Usually the first to arrive at the dance, and last to leave, they make sure all tasks are complete, and cleanup is done. In 2011 they joined Otonabee Squares, took on executive positions, and still continue to do so. They are big supporters of square dancing, and are always on the lookout for new dancers.
Ontario Square and Round Dance Federation Long Service Award Tripp

Rob & Linda Harrison

This couple has danced with the Kingston Limestone Dancers, and the Napanee Pioneers for a total of 23 years. They have filled club executive positions, and are always looking for ways to promote dance. Rob is not a caller, but attended Callerlab to seek assistance as to how he might assist newer dancer. Rob & Linda continue to work with Basic dancers on a weekly basis, helping them hone their skills. They have attended a number of National conventions, and always encourage others to do the same. In 2014 they were presented with the EOSARDA Certificate of Recognition for all their on-going contributions. They are a most deserving couple.
Ontario Square and Round Dance Federation Long Service Award Tripp

Wayne & Brenda Whatman

Dancing for 36 years, Wayne and Brenda started with Pairs & Squares, Peterborough. In 1986 Wayne attended Joe Uebelacker’s caller school, and later took over as caller for the Kawartha Cloverleafs; Brenda also cued Rounds. Over the years Wayne has been caller for Lift Lock Squares, Haliburton Twirlers, Lakeshore Waves, and continues to call for Otonabee Squares. They are supporters of T&D and great promoters of squares and rounds. They attend demos and are always ready to give of their time for newer dancers. In the summer they attend campouts with the C-130 group where they call & cue for the dances. Wayne has also mentored new callers Laird Green and Zoe Fingas.

Past Trillium Award Recipients

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.

  • Paul & Judy Adams, Eastern Ontario, 2000
  • Andre & Shirley Aerts, South Western Ontario, 2005
  • Dick Armstrong, Lakehead & District, 1989
  • Peter & Beryl Barton, Toronto & District, 1997
  • Gloria Bateman, Eastern Ontario, 2021
  • 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
  • Geoff & Teena Clarke, Eastern Ontario, 2019
  • Barry & Pan Clasper, Toronto and District, 2017
  • Don & Jean Clingin, Eastern Ontario, 2020
  • 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
  • Brian & Amy Crawford, Eastern Ontario, 2020
  • Gavin Currie, Eastern Ontario, 2016
  • Nick & Dorothy Dahm, South-Western Ontario, 2011
  • Don & Alice Davidson, Toronto & District, 1997
  • Ed & Nancy Dolson, South-Western Ontario, 2020
  • 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
  • Barbara Englehart, Eastern Ontario, 2021
  • 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
  • Austin & Avril Hayward, South-Western Ontario, 2020
  • 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
  • Grant & Ann Logan, Toronto & District, 2019
  • 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
  • Rick McKey and Caroline Charman, Toronto & District, 2021
  • Angus & Catherine McMorran, Eastern Ontario, 1986
  • Duncan & 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
  • Niall O’Reilly and Terri Rothman, Toronto & District, 2021
  • 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
  • Barney & Margaret Portsmith, Toronto & District, 2000
  • Dorothy & Willis Pride, Eastern Ontario, 1988
  • Jeffrey & Andrea Priest, Toronto & District, 2004
  • 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
  • Jim & Gerry Sawtell, Eastern Ontario, 2018
  • Kay Sehl, South-Western Ontario, 1985
  • John & Marilyn Sellers, Eastern Ontario, 1998
  • Richard Sharman, Eastern Ontario, 2017
  • 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
  • Bob & Marguerite Summers, Eastern Ontario, 2019
  • 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

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.

  • Ralph & Doris Adam, South-Western Ontario, 1999
  • Doug & Dorelene Anderson, South-Western Ontario, 2016
  • Jim & Grace Bagshaw, South-Western Ontario, 2017
  • Lionel & Marilyn Bond, South-Western Ontario, 2009
  • Currie & Grace Burchill, South Western Ontario 2007
  • Bill & Gail Butler, Eastern Ontario, 2020
  • Mary and the late Clarence Carter, South Western Ontario, 2006
  • Doris & Joe Dunphy, Eastern Ontario, 2000
  • Preston & Muriel Gilmer, Toronto & District, 2018
  • Jack & Joy Glasman, South-Western Ontario, 2017
  • Betty Goodwin, Eastern Ontario, 2021
  • Ray & Ruth Grose, South-Western Ontario, 2010
  • Wayne & Anne Hare, Toronto & District, 2021
  • Rob & Linda Harrison, Eastern Ontario, 2021
  • Lorne & Betty Hay, Toronto & District, 2002
  • Bob & Joan Hobson, Toronto & District, 2017
  • Dave Hutchinson, Eastern Ontario, 2019
  • 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
  • Don Peirce, Toronto & District, 2020
  • 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
  • June Tripp, Eastern Ontario, 2020
  • Dorothy Tweed, Eastern Ontario, 2019
  • Joe Uebelacker, Toronto & District, Ontario, 2012
  • Walt & Eunice Warner, South-Western Ontario, 1999
  • Wayne & Brenda Whatman, Toronto & District, 2021

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