We came together on November 15th to celebrate George Dark’s Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture at Evergreen Brickworks – a location that perfectly exemplifies George’s vision and tireless work as a community builder. View the photo gallery below.
The Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture (GGMLA) is the highest honour bestowed on a landscape architect by the CSLA. The medal is intended to honour exceptional landscape architects whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on Canadian society. He is only the second person to ever receive this honour. Read the full Canadian Society of Landscape Architects’ Press Release.
On November 15th, George’s friends, family, collaborators, colleagues (past and present) and well-wishers gathered to celebrate this outstanding achievement, and enjoyed food and drink that reflected some of George’s career highlights: PEI Oysters, Ottawa Beavertails, Barbados Rum Punch, and more. Speeches by Frank Lewinberg of Urban Strategies, Geoff Cape, CEO of Evergreen, Seana Irvine, COO and Tonya Suriman, CEO of the Centre for Social Innovation, and Michelle Legault, Executive Director of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects paid tribute to George’s genre-busting career, visionary leadership, and inimitable personality.