Seeking Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award

In August of 2004 the BCTRA Board instituted a new Award for retiring British Columbia Therapeutic Recreation Members (BCTRA). The Award is intended to recognize individuals who have made significant contribution to the Association and profession during their career. Members nominated for the award must meet the following criteria:

  • BCTRA member for a minimum of 12 consecutive years.
  • Made significant contribution to the Association through volunteering.
  • Promoted the ongoing growth and development of the association through activities such as:
    • Advocating for the profession in a particular initiative.
    • Serving in a key leadership role.
    • Contributing to the continuing education of BCTRA members by presenting at or planning workshops/seminars/conferences


Nominations should include: a summary of the contributions this individual has made to the field and a letter indicating why this person should be granted the award. Deadline for nominations is October 16th, 2020. 


Previous Winners Include: Brenda Kinch, Sheila Kennedy, Geri Paterson, Jo-Anne Harrison, Lou Gillette Scheffler (posthumously), Jan Vetter, Julie Roper, Ken Cross, Joan Surinak, and Mimi Radbourne.


To nominate a member:

  1. Click on the link.
  2. Scroll down to the Lifetime Achievement Award and click on the Lifetime Achievement Nomination Form.