Awards

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Do you know an amazing Interpretive Guide? Are YOU an amazing Interpretive Guide yourself?

The role of the IGA awards system is to recognize those who have made significant contributions in furthering the aims and goals of the IGA and interpretation in general.

We offer three distinct awards to current members of the IGA who have shown excellence in the field of interpretive guiding. These will be awarded to worthy recipients at our AGM in May.

Current Awards

The role of the IGA awards system is to recognize those who have made significant contributions in furthering the aims and goals of the IGA and in interpretation in general. There are now three distinct awards available to current members of the IGA who have shown excellence in the field of interpretive guiding:

  • Ben Gadd Award of Excellence
  • Best New Professional Interpreter
  • Excellence in Aboriginal Interpreting

These will be awarded to worthy recipients at the AGM being held in May. Please nominate someone you know and respect. Nomination deadline: April 25, 2017. Full Details

Ben Gadd Award of Excellence

  • 2014: Brian Catto
  • 2015: Jeff Douglas
  • 2016: Raoul Kluivers

Best New Professional Interpreter

  • 2014: Magda Idasz
  • 2015: Sharon Morgan and Marla Oliver
  • 2016: Michaela Paule

Excellence in Aboriginal Interpreting

  • 2014: Brenda Holder
  • 2015: Tim Patterson

Past Awards

The Interpretive Guides Association’s Outstanding Heritage Interpreter Award recognized an accredited interpretive guide who demonstrated excellence in heritage interpretation in Banff National Park. Programs developed and delivered by nominees illustrated their dedication and proficiency in the field of professional interpretation.

Award winners include

  1. Joel Hagen & Nadine Fletcher (2004)
  2. Ward Cameron (2005)
  3. Peter Duck (2006)
  4. Bruce Bembridge (2008)
  5. Pamela Manning (2009)

Awards we’ve received

2003 Banff Heritage Tourism Award Strongest commitment to staff training and orientation

2006 Banff Heritage Tourism Award Award for Heritage Excellence