The Jack Boddington Award is presented annually to recognize significant volunteer contribution made by an individual member adding to the success of the Branch. This award is in recognition for the many Society Members who contribute in ways beyond Lifeguarding and Instructing. Roles include affiliate/club, branch and/or national activities, coaching and officiating, instructing and examining, administration, and programming.
The Jack Boddington Award was instituted by the Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch in 1970, the year after Jack retired as President of the branch.
Jack Boddington is a long time volunteer and advocate of the Lifesaving Society. He holds the highest volunteer service award that the Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth can appoint. In his role as a Commonwealth Vice President, he carries in his mind a rich heritage of Lifesaving Society history. In his heart he holds a sincere wish that each one of us continue on our lifelong journey to ensure that other people could gain lifesaving skills to help those in need. One of the awards of which Jack is most proud is the Service Cross (1962) with an incredible five bars (1964, 1968, 1975, 1981 & 1988).
Previous Jack Boddington Award recipients.
2002- Esther Clintberg
2003 – Monica Sicotte
2004 – Patrick Mack
2005 – Wendy Mailhiot
2006 – Lisa Chell
2007 – Bill-E Pierce and Ian Burgess
2008 – Todd Reade
2009 – Vic Wilson
2010 – Heather Barnhouse
2011 – Cindy Driscoll
2012 – Pat Southwood and Sherry Southwood
2013 – Caitlin Davis
2014 – Desiree Janzen and Michelle Jerke
2015 – Sherry Southwood
2016 – Kimberly Jorgenson and Connie Burkart
2017 – John Mervyn
The Jack Boddington Award is presented annually at the Annual General Meeting and Affiliate Recognition Event.