Kendall Receives OALA Award for Volunteer Excellence

Published On: 27 March 2015


At the Awards Ceremony of the AGM and Conference of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) this year, our very own Kendall Flower was called to the stage to receive a prestigious award for her progressive influence as a Volunteer founding and creating the organization’s MCE Program. As described by the OALA: “The award is named after David Erb who was an outstanding volunteer in furthering the goals of OALA and his example set a truly high standard. The award is the best way to acknowledge the one outstanding OALA member each year whose volunteer contributions over a number of years have made a real difference.”

Some significant words were shared in reflection of Kendall’s tireless work and effort to spearhead this important role and program:

  • “Kendall is thoughtful – She listens to her fellow taskforce members, to the concerns expressed by the membership and to the guidance from Council.
  • Kendall is organized – She brings project management skills to her volunteer work that would make a military logistics expert astounded.
  • Kendall is tireless – she has shown unwavering leadership and rolled up her sleeves to get the job done – creating an enormous amount of detailed and useful analysis, research, documentation, and solutions to implement the program.
  • Kendall is persistent – leading the process for over three years, she turned a rather unpopular idea into a meaningful and well understood program that addresses the concerns, interests and needs of the Association membership.
  • Kendall is committed – her love of the profession and belief in the contributions landscape architects can make is obvious in everything she does.”

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