Mark Collins – “Nominations are invited for the 2016 CDA Institute Vimy Award”

At the Conference of Defence Associations Institute:

The Vimy Award was initiated in 1991 by the CDA Institute to recognize, annually, one Canadian who has made outstanding contributions to the security and defence of Canada and the preservation of our democratic values. The previous 25 recipients of this prestigious award are:

– The Rt. Hon. Joe Clark
– General John de Chastelain
– Major-General Lewis MacKenzie
– Major-General William Howard
– Major-General Roméo Dallaire
– Dr. Jack Granatstein
– The Rt. Hon. Brian Dickson
– Vice-Admiral Larry Murray
– Lieutenant-General Charles H. Belize
– The Hon. Barnett Danson
– Air Commodore Leonard Birchall
– Colonel, the Hon. John Fraser
– General Paul Manson
– Dr. David Bercuson
– Mr. G. Hamilton South
– Brigadier-General David Fraser
– General Raymond R. Henault
– General Rick Hillier
– Warrant Officer William MacDonald
– The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson
– Major-General Jonathan Vance
– Honorary Colonel Frederick Philip Mannix
– Brigadier-General W. Don Macnamara
– Honorary Colonel Blake Goldring

Any Canadian may nominate one Canadian citizen for the award. Nominations must be in writing, be accompanied by a summary of the reasons for the nomination and include a brief biographical sketch of the nominee. Electronic submissions are preferred by email.

Nominations must be received by Friday, 12 August 2016, and should be addressed to: Vimy Award Selection Committee Conference of Defence Associations Institute 151 Slater Street, suite 412A Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3 Or submitted electronically to

The Vimy Award will be presented on Friday, 4 November 2016, at the CDA Institute Vimy Award Gala Dinner held at the Canadian War Museum. For information about the Vimy Award Gala Dinner please contact at (613)290‑6198.

For more information on the award, contact the CDA Institute at 613–236-9903 or at

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds


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