THE VIMY AWARD
Established in 1991, the Vimy Award recognizes Canadians who have made outstanding commitments to Canadian security and defence and towards preserving our democratic values, normally as a life-long achievement. The award honours the bravery and sacrifice of the Canadian soldiers – comprising the four divisions of the Canadian Corps – who were victorious in the battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917.
SUBMIT A VIMY AWARD NOMINATION / SELECTION GUIDELINES
General Statement: The Vimy Award was initiated in 1991 to recognize, annually, one Canadian who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the defence and security of our nation and the preservation of our democratic values.
1. Significance: What the nominee has accomplished has resulted in a major improvement in Canada’s security and /or in the preservation of Canadian democratic values. This could take the form, for example, of precipitating major policy changes which improve the nation’s security consistent with human rights, or of enhancing the name of Canada as a competent and determined proponent of a democratic world view. The latter could take the form of a major military or diplomatic success.
2. Outstanding: The accomplishment has been carried out in a truly extraordinary manner through the particular ability and persistent efforts of the nominee. For example, the contribution has been made despite significant difficulties or opposition, or the contribution is seen as particularly effective and farsighted.
3. Recognition: In the event of two or more nominees being considered of roughly equal merit, consideration should be given to the nominee who has not yet received significant recognition for his/her contribution over one who has already received similar recognition.
Nominations must be received by Monday, 16 July, 2018, and should be addressed to:
Vimy Award Selection Committee
Conference of Defence Associations Institute
151 Slater Street, suite 412
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3
Or submitted electronically to email@example.com
PREVIOUS VIMY AWARD WINNERS
|1991||The Right Honourable Joe Clark||2005||Mr. G. Hamilton Southam|
|1992||General John de Chastelain||2006||Brigadier-General David Fraser|
|1993||Major General Lewis Mackenzie||2007||General Raymond R. Henault|
|1994||Major-General William Howard||2008||General Rick Hillier|
|1995||Major-General Roméo Dallaire||2009||Warrant Officer William MacDonald|
|1996||Dr. Jack Granatstein||2010||The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson|
|1997||The Right Honourable B.Dickson||2011||Major-General Jonathan Vance|
|1998||Vice-Admiral Larry Murray||2012||Honorary Colonel Frederick Philip Mannix|
|1999||Lieutenant-General Charles H. Belzile||2013||Brigadier-General Don Macnamara (ret’d)|
|2000||The Honourable Barnett Danson||2014||Honorary Colonel Blake Goldring|
|2001||Air Commodore Leonard Birchall||2015||The Honourable Hugh D. Segal|
|2002||Colonel, the Honourable John Fraser||2016||Dr. James Boutilier|
|2003||General Paul Manson||2017||The Honourable William (Bill) Graham|
|2004||Dr. David Bercuson||2018||To be announced|