CSAE Trillium Awards Recap

Awards galas are always exciting, in that we all love to see the hard work and industry contributions of our friends and peers recognized.  While it’s impossible to perfectly replicate the energy of in-person awards ceremonies in an online format, the CSAE Trillium Awards Committee pulled off an engaging, fun, and memorable virtual event!  Hats off to you all! 

The past year has been one of significant upheaval.  “Pivot” has become a 4-letter word for most of us, and isolation has made it clearer who among us are more introverted (ie. Managing quite nicely, thank you) or more extroverted (ie. Climbing the walls).  Regardless of which category you most identify with, never has being a member of CSAE Trillium proven to be more of a benefit.  The work the volunteers across all networks have done to keep people connected and informed has been of the utmost importance. 

For many of us, opportunities to connect virtually have been a true blessing, and those who have worked behind the scenes to make them happen?  Well, to describe them as superheroes is not an exaggeration.  There couldn’t have been a better time than National Volunteer Week to recognize the heroes among us who don’t wear capes!

It was so wonderful to get a chance to enjoy some camaraderie, have some laughs, and celebrate the volunteerism of some truly amazing people in our industry! Congratulations once again to all of the nominees and finalists.  This group endlessly inspires by all they’ve done to give back to our industry. Thank you, and bravo!

CSAE Trillium Service Excellence Award – Executive Member:

Constance Wrigley-Thomas, CAE – Owner & CEO, Essentient Association Management

CSAE Trillium Service Excellence Award – Business Member:   

Erin Roberts – Partner, Zzeem

CSAE Trillium Emerging Talent Award – Executive Member: 

Laura Korneluk, CAE – Volunteer & Membership Engagement Specialist, Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Ontario

CSAE Trillium Emerging Talent Award – Business Member:

Ken Hewitt is an Account Director of Deerhurst Resort

CSAE Trillium Circle of Distinction Award:

Oksana Buhel, CAE – Manager, Rider Federations and Industry Partner Services, Canadian Off Highway Vehicle Distributors Council / Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council

2020 CSAE Chair’s Award:

Sandra Moniz, Director of Business Development, Meetings & Conventions Calgary

2021 CSAE Chair’s Award:

Randi Glass, CAE, Executive Director at Canadian Defence Lawyers

Recognition is also due to all the nominees, whose tireless dedication and community spirit make the work and fun of CSAE Trillium happen. Thank you!

Cathy Bouwers – Communications Manager, Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science

Gerald Bramm – President, Bramm Research

Chris Dawkins – Manager, Member Services, Association Management International

Jennifer Eddings – Director of Sales, Explore Waterloo Region

Ronda Kellington, CAE – Executive Director, Acupuncture Canada

Sherry Lucia – Tourism Product Development Specialist, Convention Sales, Tourism Hamilton

Jennifer Murray – Associate Executive Director, Essentient Association Management

Christina Rodrigues – Director, Member Services, Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council

Danielle Russell, CAE – Executive Director, Air Cadet League of Canada, Ontario Provincial Committee

Christine Saunders – President, Halmyre

Nzinga White – Senior Account Manager, Redstone Agency

Last but far from least, Krista Cameron made a fabulous Superwoman/emcee!

Kudos to you, to the CSAE Trillium Awards Committee, and to the Encore Canada team that brought the event to life! You’re all rockstars! (hmmm…next year’s theme, perhaps?)

Brenda Perrin is the Business Development Manager at Fredericton Convention Centre. She is a passionate member of CSAE and, unbeknownst to her, may be voluntold to be our network photographer. Connect with Brenda on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram of via [email protected].