The Ann Sabina Award
The Ann Sabina Award will be presented annually (if feasible) by a host club. This award is not reserved to one particular club show, it is open to all clubs who wish to host the award. To host the awards, contact the CCFMS executive, on a first come - first serve basis. If by the annual meeting no club has come forward those clubs that wish to host the awards for the following year can present their name, in the case of several clubs offering to host, a simple majority vote will determine, by the members present at the annual meeting. There must be at least 2 competitors.
The Ann Sabina Award is an annual award sponsored by The Mineralogical Association of Canada and is named after the esteemed Ann Sabina, author of a multitude of rockhounding field guides used by many.
The award intends to encourage the Canadian Collector. This award is presented to provide a form for the exhibit of self-collected Canadian minerals and a base for friendly competition amongst CCFMS members
i) Must be a member in good standing within your own club and the CCFMS
Judging to be based on:
i) Quality of specimens
Good showmanship is the ability of the exhibitor to use the material,
lighting arrangement, placing and labeling, to create a display, which will be
educational and will attract and hold the interest of the viewer.
Administration of the Ann Sabina Award
1) Administered by: CCFMS
2) How to enter the competition
3) Judging and how and when I receive my award
The Awards committee chair will appoint 2-3 judges (in consultation with the show chairperson) usually from the host club but could be from near by clubs. Preference will be given to knowledgeable collectors to serve as judges. There is no formal documentation filled out by the judges, but usually a general sheet of comments is given out to each participant. The judging is usually done in the first hour of the show opening or when all judges can meet
There is no set policy as to who will present the award at the show – if one of the CCFMS awards committee members is present, that person can do the honors or in the absence of the committee members the show chair can fulfill this duty.
The only award given at the show itself is a ribbon (fall fair type) to be kept by the winner. Your cheque will be received as soon as MAC has notification of the winners (from the chair of the Awards Committee) and has time to process it (usually 3-4 weeks).
Ann Sabina Award Winners
|Year||Beginner (Collecting 1 - 5 years)||Advanced (Collecting over 5 years)|
|1987||Dick Stata, Scarborough|
|1990||Tony Gordian, Montreal Gem &
|1991||Dick Farmery, Barrie|
|1993||Ruth Debicki Sudbury|
|1995||Ingrid Paterek||Vince Silver|
|1996||Adam Gardner, Brampton||Phil Walford, Brampton|
|1997||Nick Tkachuk Brampton||Andy Haighton, Burlington|
|2000||Dick Stata, Scarborough|
|2001||Nicholas Gere, Brampton|
|2003||Jean Francois Poulin, Sudbury||Gil Benoit, Sudbury|
|2004||George Thompson, Kawartha Club|
|2006||Ken Meikle, Kawartha Club|
|Please note: This list is far from complete or accurate. Please let us know what should be added/changed. Thanks|
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