Awards

Kohn Award


The Kohn Award is given to the club MVP – most valuable player – the person in the club who makes an exceptional contribution in a given year.

  • 2015 – Paul Dufresne
  • 2014 – Burns Macdonald
  • 2013 – Evan Croskery
  • 2012 – Chris Palko
  • 2011 – Carol Palko
  • 2010 – Paul Dufresne
  • 2009 – Pat Quesnel
  • 2008 – Steve Lafontaine
  • 2007 – Norm Matte
  • 2006 – Arapaho
  • 2005 – Trevor Barr
  • 2004 – Robert Goyette
  • 2003 – Yannick Lamontagne
  • 2002 – Evan Croskery
  • 2001 – Roger Kartzmark

Jackstand Award


The EOTB Jackstand award is presented to the member with the vehicle that spends the most time in the shop undergoing significant repairs or restoration.

  • 2015 – Mike Bendick
  • 2014 – Rene Meunier
  • 2013 – Nick Clement
  • 2012 – Paul Dufresne
  • 2011 – Rob Gosse
  • 2009 – Steve Lafontaine
  • 2008 – Serge Gagnon

Shutterbug Award


The Shutterbug award is awarded for excellence in the photographic documentation of club activities.

  • 2014 – Christine Croskery
  • 2013 – Christine Croskery
  • 2012 – AnneMarie Gruden
  • 2011 – Kerry Wells
  • 2009 – Ben Croskery
  • 2008 – Rod Etienne
  • 2006 – Evan Croskery

Maher President’s Award


The Maher Award is for the club member displaying good attitude in adversity.

  • 2015 – Normand Matte
  • 2014 – Paul Dufresne
  • 2013 – Burns Macdonald
  • 2011 – Tom Miller
  • 2010 – Mark Woodward
  • 2009 – Paul Delorme
  • 2004 – Trevor Barr
  • 2003 – Brent Maher

Best Stuck Award


The Best Stuck Award – given for excellence in generously providing the club with practice in extraction techniques.

  • 2015 – Paul Dufresne
  • 2014 – Kevin Haasper
  • 2013 – Dave Cormack
  • 2012 – Jerry Dirk
  • 2011 – Mark Woodward
  • 2010 – Jerry Dirk
  • 2009 – Pat Quesnel
  • 2006 – Ross MacDonald

Bling Bling Award


The Bling Bling Award – for excellence in attention to the aesthetic attributes of one’s rig.

  • 2015 – Craig Badgley
  • 2014 – Mark Geres
  • 2012 – Vincent Proulx
  • 2011 – Chris Palko
  • 2006 – Rod Etienne

Best Builder Award


The Best Builder Award recognizes an individual that has put a lot of personal effort into his truck build.

  • 2014 – Ken Buck
  • 2013 – Kevin Haasper
  • 2012 – Dave Cormack
  • 2011 – Ian Selway
  • 2010 – Steve Lafontaine
  • 2009 – Steve (Frosty) Brooks

Northern Lights Award


In March 2010 for the work EOTB has done on Land Use Issues and with the OF4WD Trails Committee, the Ontario Federation of 4WD Recreationists awarded EOTB the prestigious Northern Lights Award.

The Northern Lights Award – In recognition of outstanding community involvement, quality in leadership & positive contribution to 4WD-based recreation

  • 2009-2010 – Eastern Ontario Trail Blazers

Rookie Award

For Excellence in Providing the Club with Limitless Energy and Enthusiasm.

  • 2015 – Nick Dufresne
  • 2014 – Karen Bryden
  • 2013 – René Meunier
  • 2012 – Mark Geres
  • 2011 – Brian Gudger
  • 2010 – Marcus Wisotzki

Most Improved Driver Award

For Excellence in Providing the Club with Demonstrated Improved Driving Skills.

  • 2014 – Brian Gudger
  • 2013 – Dominique Dufresne
  • 2012 – Shelley Black
  • 2011 – Nick Clement
  • 2010 – Rob Gosse

Trail Blazer Award

Recognizes the group who participated in an adventure that exemplifies the spirit of the club.

  • 2015 – For being the first to brave the recently cleared waterfall on the Bear Skulls – Ken Buck and Eric Mingelinckx
  • 2014 – Bear Skulls Opening – Paul D, Rodney E, Jordan B, Brian W, Dave C, Chris P, Brian G, Peter P, Ken B
  • 2013 – Fall Camp Crew – opening the trail to Sullivan Lake
  • 2012 – Quinn Loop Crew – opening the Quinn Loop trail
  • 2011 – Killer Lake Back Door Exploration – Rob Gosse, Chris Palko, Nick Clement, Paul Dufresne and passengers

McGyver Award

For most innovative trail fix.

  • 2014 – Brian Gudger