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Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada Outstanding Service Award

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The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and recognize exceptional contributions to the club by its individual members. It is expected that any nominee will have dedicated time and effort on behalf of the club that is well above and beyond the norm.
 

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A candidate for the award may be nominated in writing by any club member. The executive will review all nominations and vote on whether or not to present the award at that time. When submitting a nomination, the candidate's exceptional service to the club must be described on the form, detailing why the nominee deserves special recognition. Nomination forms will be enclosed in the December issue of the Bernese Please Newsletter.
 

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Members of the BMDCC Executive/Board of Directors may not be nominated while holding an active position with the club.
 

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The awards, where possible, will be presented at the National Specialty.
 

- Recipients -

2006 Awards - Presented at the 2006 BMDCC Specialty in Edmonton, Alberta

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Coral and David Denis – for more than 25 years of service to the club, holding various positions on the board of directors, organizing numerous events, and generously donating to fundraisers.
 

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Lea Doane for spending hundreds of hours rebuilding the club’s records database after it was accidentally destroyed, compiling data and producing three years of missing Records reports in a very timely manner.
 

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Tracy Ricard for demonstrating exceptional dedication to BMDCC Rescue, serving as the clubs first Rescue Chair and holding the position for 9 years.

2007 Awards - Presented at the 2007 BMDCC Specialty Banquet in Cornwall, Ontario

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Ron Smith for creating and managing the BMDCC Records database for 25 Years (award announced in 2006, but presented in 2007).
 

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Barb Gowan - for an exceptional effort managing and coordinating Bernese rescues in Ontario.
 

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Chantal Therrien - for outstanding devotion to and involvement in Bernese rescue efforts in Quebec and the Ottawa region. 

2008  - No nominations

2009 Awards - Presented at the 2009 BMDCC Specialty Banquet in Trois Rivières, Quebec
 
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Angela Wagenblast -for years of work on the BMDCC executive as the Ontario Director, on the rescue committee both as the Chair and a member, and for coordinating and chairing multiple Sieger Shows for Bernese Mountain Dogs since 1999.
 

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Jane Sherris - for not only spending endless hours of work keeping up the club’s records, but also updating data in Berner Garde which benefits the Bernese community as a whole.
 

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Trish Wright - for her work as the Bernese Please Newsletter Editor from 2003-2009

2010 Awards - Presented at the 2009 BMDCC Specialty Banquet in Chilliwack, BC
 
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Wanda Tait - for her many years actively serving the club both as an officer and member of the Board of Directors and on several committees: including BMDCC Constitution, the BMDCC Breeder Guidelines, CKC Standard and Judges' Education committees.

 2011  - No nominations
 

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