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

Bob & Marguerite Summers – Trillium Merit Award, 2019

Bob and Marguerite began dancing in 1998 with the Town and Kountry Kickers. They have since danced with Tracker’s Squares and Lockits Square Dance clubs. In 1996 they began to Round Dance under direction of Tom & JoAnne Edward. In 2000 Bob decided he wanted to become a caller. He attended a caller school, then called at some non-profit events and Open Houses. Over the years he became club caller for Good Time Squares, Limestone Dancer, Sunshine Squares, and Stonebridge Squares. In 2006 Bob and Marguerite joined the EOSARDA Board of Directors. In 2010 Bob became Chair of the IT committee and was tasked with the re-design and development of the new EOSARDA Web site. He continues to update and maintain the site as required. The site was to become a central information repository for the Association. Bob also served as Square Dance Program Coordinator for the 2014 National Convention. They are a well deserving couple.

Geoff & Teena Clarke – Trillium Merit Award, 2019

Geoff and Teena started dancing in 1993 at Mississippi Squares, and currently dance at an A-2 level. They also dance phase 3 Rounds. In 1995 Geoff attended an information session on calling, then later attended caller school. The result was a very successful calling career. In 1998 they started Town & Kountry Kickers; a new Basic/MS Club. The club flourished for 13-years; Geoff estimates 400-500 new dancers were generated as a result of this club. In 2003 another club, the Trackers Plus Club was formed. The club ran till 2015. In 2008 the Lockit Square dance club was formed; it was an A-1 club, with A-2 later added. Geoff has also called for Bay Waves, and Grenville Gremlins. Geoff has also taken on other responsibilities over the years – Presidents of Seaway Valley Square & Round Dance Association, Publicity for Convention 2014, Chair of the Ottawa area Callers Association, Author of Articles for Callers Corner, Caller for Demo sessions and Dancing in the Park. Geoff & Teena have been instrumental in promoting Square and Round Dancing wherever they go. They are very dedicated to the cause and are most deserving of this award.

Grant & Ann Logan – Trillium Merit Award, 2019

Ann & Grant learned to square dance in 1968 while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. As interest grew Grant worked with caller coaches and attended caller schools in Nova Scotia. In 1979 he started the Willowdale Weavers calling 4-nights a week from Basic to A1. In 1986 he started Mainly Contras dancing twice a month. Grant has called at T&D Conventions as well as a number of Canadian National and US Conventions. Grant and Ann were Presidents of T&D in 1991/92, and worked with Aaron Goodman to organized a demonstration event at the Canadian National Exhibition. Grant also worked with Doug Holmes to develop New Dancer Hoedowns – a way of bringing new dancers together. He was also a member of the Canadian Olde Tyme Square Dance Association, and called for some of their events. Grant and Ann Logan have spent many hours of their own time spreading the word about various forms of dance. They are a very deserving couple. Unfortunately Grant passed away October, 2018. He will be sorely missed by many.

Dorothy Tweed – Trillium Long Service Award, 2019

Dorothy has been an active dancer for 27 years. She began square dancing with the Harbour Lites Club in Cardinal Ontario in 1992. In 1994 she was one of the core group who started the Riverside Gipsy Squares. In 1996 Dorothy took up Round dancing; it was not long till she was cueing. In September of 1998 she started a Round Dance Club called the St. Lawrence Smoothies. Since then she has cued rounds for a number of clubs, festivals, Conventions and at various other destinations. As well as cueing, Dorothy has served on various executives for a number of clubs. The Square and Round Dance community has grown because of her commitment and dedication.

Dave Hutchinson – Trillium Long Service Award, 2019

Dave Hutchinson has been an active square dancer for 50 years, and a Caller since 1978. He began square dancing at the tender young age of 6 years old in 1965. He called his first tip, the very next year. From 1970-74 he attended US Nationals with his parents. In 1878, Dave decided he would be a caller; he attended a Caller’s school under leadership of Stu Robertson, Norm Wilcox, and Orphie Marcellous. Later, working with Ron Park he called one tip a night at Scarborough squares. In 1979 Dave started his own club in Pickering. The club was small, so sometimes Dave had to dance to make up a square. Later this club became known as the Star Promenaders. In 1981 Dave also became club caller for the Quinte Twirlers of Belleville. In 1983 he picked up another club, the Trenton Pairs n’ Squares, where he called for 24 years. Also in 1983 Dave was asked to teach Clogging in Belleville. This was interesting since he had taken all of 2 lessons! Always up for the challenge, Dave charged ahead, sometimes learning something one week in Richmond Hill, then teaching it in Belleville; he kept this up for the next 8-years. Dave has been a bright light for square dancing, and that light continues to shine. His hope is that others will see the light and come take part in our wonderful activity.

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 recipients.

  • 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
  • Geoff & Teena Clarke, Eastern Ontario, 2019
  • Barry & Pan Clasper, Toronto and District, 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

– 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 recipients:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Ray & Ruth Grose, South-Western Ontario, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dorothy Tweed, Eastern Ontario, 2019
  • 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