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President's Award

Established in 2008, this award is to be given at the President's discretion, usually once a year, to a member who has made an important contribution to the Society, and to be presented by the President either at the General Assembly or during a visit by the President to the home Centre of the recipient.



Sid Sidhu, Victoria Centre, in recognition of outstanding leadership in the Victoria area during IYA2009, the International Year of Astronomy.

Mayer Tchelebon, Toronto Centre, in recognition of stellar leadership and dedication in RASC financial management.

Randall Rosenfeld, Unattached, in recognition of his ongoing work as Archivist to preserve the Society's rich history and heritage (citation).

Dave Lane, Halifax Centre, for his anonymous dedication in doing so many software tasks that keep our Society operating.

Robert Dick, Ottawa Centre, in recognition of his continued work promoting dark skies, awareness of problems associated with light pollution, and creation of guidelines for Dark-Sky Preserves and Urban Star Parks.

Walter MacDonald, Kingston Centre, for his diligence, attentiveness, and steadfast pursuit of excellence as the Society’s Webmaster.