Long Service and Excellence Awards to Pacific Region Staff - October 1989

Texts were originally published in February / March 1990 edition of Zephyr

l to r:  Paul B Robinson, J. Keith Collins, Jack Barron, Bruce Thomson, Pat Pender (presenter), Elizabeth Dowdeswell (presenter).
October 16 and 17, 1989 marked the dates of an AMC meeting in Pacific Region. AES's new assistant deputy minister Elizabeth Dowdeswell and senior managers spent time with Pacific Region staff in Vancouver discussing current working challenges and a foreseeable future direction for AES.

The ADM and Regional director general Pat Pender shared the honour of awarding this year's service and Citation of Excellence Awards. J. Keith Collins of the Hope Weather Office was acknowledged for "his bravery and initiative as a responsible citizen" (He caught thieves in the act at the Hope airport and reported the event to the authorities). Paul B. Robinson of the Kamloops Weather Office received an award for his outstanding report: A Climatological and User Guide for the Columbia Region. Bruce Thomson was given a special Government of Canada Merit Award for his tremendous organizational support to the 1988 Calgary Winter Games and Jack Barron, retired OIC of the Dease Lake Weather Station, received an award for 35 years of devoted service.

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