You are here: Home / For the Public / Awards Program / ATRA Award Archives

ATRA Award Archives

ATRA has recognized the efforts of our outstanding Recreation Therapists and students since 1989!

Check out all the award recipients over the years.

2018 Award Recipients

Distinguished Service - Bev Suntjens

Professional of the Year - Ashley O'Reilly

Innovative Practice Award - Stephanie Fisher-Dortman

Outstanding Student Leadership Award - Taylor Thacker

Outstanding Student Preceptor - Cathy McAlear

Community Partnership Award - Lady Flower Gardens

Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Recreation Association: Innovative Practice Award - Tiffany Morin

Check out the 2018 Awards Program for full details on 2018 Award Recipients, Long Service Award Recipients and Volunteer Recognition

 

 

 

2017

Distinguished Service Award - Patti Lanigan

Professional of the Year Award - Heidi Davis

Broadening Horizons Award - Michelle Richard

Student Award - Marcy Fekry

Agency/Individual Citation Award - Calgary Recreation City of Calgary

2016

Distinguished Service Award - Kari Medd

Professional of the Year Award - Laura Murray

Broadening Horizons Award - Doris Kruger

Agency/Individual Citation - Dr. Chris Hosgood

Student Award - Aimee Douziech

 

2015
Distinguished Service – Beverly Hillman
Professional of the Year – Glenn Skimming
Broadening Horizons - Ava-Jean Lawler-Lnn
Agency Citation – Didsbury Municipal Library, Donna Monro
Student Award - McKenzie Kuzio

 

2014
Distinguished Service – Melissa Adkins Professional of the Year – Kristina McGowan
Broadening Horizons – Bobbi Jo Atchison
Agency Citation – Diversified Leisure Services
Individual Citation – Dave Mitsui

2013
Distinguished Service - Anita Selby
Professional of the Year - Ellen Helgason
Broadening Horizons - Jessica Burford
Student Award - Karyn Morrison
Agency/Individual Citation - Cynthia Johnson, Alberta Health Services

2012
Professional of the Year - Celine Kopec
Broadening Horizons - Lori Pyne
Student Award - Katelyn Hornecker
Agency/Individual Citation - Rebecca Duchesneau, City of Calgary

2011
Distinguished Service - Kathie Ervin
Professional of the Year - Janice Anton
Student Award - Megan Orr
Agency/Individual Citation - Challenge by Choice Program

2010
Distinguished Service - Jane Papenhuyzen
Professional of the Year - Annette Yunick
Broadening Horizons - Anita Selby
Student Award - Tara Tremel
Agency/Individual Citation - Nicholas Sheran Leisure Centre

2009
Distinguished Service - Jim Koning
Professional of the Year - Erin Turnell
Broadening Horizons - Tanea Goncales
Student Award - Daisha Weber
Agency/Individual Citation - Diane Roski, City of Calgary

2008
Distinguished Service - Jane Crawford
Professional of the Year - Colene McCuaig
Broadening Horizons - Janette Engen
Student Awards - Lisa Dickau & Colleen Moses
Agency/Individual Citation - Lethbridge Community College

2007
Distinguished Service - Kim Francis
Professional of the Year - Deanna LeSage
Broadening Horizons – Michelle Knox
Student Award – Kathy Kutzer
Agency / Individual Citation – Village Square Leisure Centre

2006
Research, Publishing Writing or Speaking - Andrea Lloyd
Broadening Horizons - Wendy Brown
Volunteer Recognition - Kari Medd & Kristi Getz
Student Award - Heather Craig
Individual Citation - Jeff Lubin, Calgary Golf Academy
Agency Citation - Shamrock Curling Club

2005
Distinguished Service - Glenda Heale
Professional of the Year - Deb Payne
Research, Publishing, Writing or Speaking - Cathy Fagnan
Broadening Horizons - Wendy Brown
Volunteer Recognition - Victoria Kaiser
Individual Citation - Aimee Miller
Agency Citation - Rehab Department, Calgary Health Region

2004
Distinguished Service - Debbie Lake
Professional of the Year - Tanea Goncalves Research, Publishing, Writing or Speaking - Dr. Rodney Dieser
Broadening Horizons - Jill Kelland
Volunteer Recognition - Janna Powell-Smith
Student Award - Patti Ballance
Individual Citation - Rick Bruggeman
Agency Citation - Excel Society, Edmonton

2003
Distinguished Service - Dianne Bowtell
Professional of the Year - Janette Engen
Research, Publishing, Writing or Speaking - Henriette Groeneveld
Broadening Horizons - Eric Roque
Volunteer Recognition - Nicole Stroh & Kathleen Switzer
Student Award - Jen O’Brien
Individual Citation - Herb Swanston
Agency Citation- Ukrainian Cultural Village

2002
Distinguished Service - Eugene Ulmer
Professional of the Year - Glenda Heale
Broadening Horizons - Claire Dulac
Volunteer Recognition - Wendy Brown & Charlene Shupenia
Student Award - Victoria Anderson & Kathy Peters
Individual Citation - Robb James, Golf Pro
Agency Citation - Movement Matters Program

2001
Distinguished Service - Lorna Snow
Professional of the Year - Susan Morrissey
Research, Publishing, Writing or Speaking - Dianne Bowtell
Volunteer Recognition - Lien Nguyen
Student Award - Alysha Lust
Individual Citation - Reta Koslo
Agency Citation - Rural Chinook Health Region

2000   No Awards

1999
Professional of the Year - Susan Acorn
Individual Citation - Naomi Foster

1998
Professional of the Year - Debbie Lake
Volunteer Recognition - Deanna LeSage
Student Awards - Michelle Elliott & Margaret MacCabe
Individual Citation - Jackie Walker, Stroke Golf Program
Agency Citation - Calgary Regional Health Authority, Recreation Therapy Department

1997
Professional of the Year - Isleta Bergen
Volunteer Recognition - Darlene Murphy
Student Awards - Colleen Hullman & Julie Munro

1996
Professional of the Year - Tia Wever
Research, Publishing, Writing or Speaking - Jill Kelland
Volunteer Recognition - Lisette Lane & Mary-Lou Mudie-Duncan
Student Awards - Lidija Uzelac & Jason Kosolofski
Individual Citation - Evelyn Christensen

1995
Volunteer Recognition - Barbara Smith
Student Award - Debbie Goffinet
Individual Citation - Lou Niebor, Stroke Recovery Association of Calgary

1994
Distinguished Service - Beth Velde
Professional of the Year - Susan Bury
Student Awards - Linda Sauter & Joanne Trofanenko

1993
Distinguished Service - Darlene Murphy
Special Recognition Award - Deanna LeSage
Individual Citation - Gene Neel
Student Awards - Anita Vahaaho & Sandra VonVlack

1992
**incomplete information**
Professional of the Year - Theresa Matus
Student Award - Pam Shindler

1991
**incomplete information**
Agency Citation - In-Definite Arts Society

 

1990
Professional of the Year - Sue Hatfield-Cusano
Special Recognition Awards - Debbie Fredericks, Amy Kheong & Tony Spencer
Student Award - Jennifer Affolder
Distinguished Service Awards - Dianne Bowtell & Renate Sainsbury

 

1989
The first ATRA Awards!

Professional of the Year - Dianne Bowtell
Distinguished Service - Victoria Ryan & Susan Scott
Individual Citation - Carol Ann Peterson
Agency Citation  - Alberta Hospital, Edmonton
Special Recognition - Judy John, Jill Kelland & Starr Kolb
Student Awards - Deanna LeSage & Colleen Hood