The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1997 to officially recognize Excellence, Dedication and Outstanding Achievement in the advancement of the Square Dance, Round Dance and/or Clogging activity by Dancers, Callers Cuers and Leaders in the Province of New Brunswick (NB). The first Awards were presented in 1998.  The Award(s) are presented annually, in May, as part of The Federation of Dance Clubs of New Brunswick’s Annual Awards Dance. Information on the recipients is included in the Fall issue of The Journal each year.

Federation of Dance Clubs of New Brunswick Nomination Letter Criteria 2024
Nominating Committee Letter 2023

Distinguished Service Award Recipients:

2023 Frank & Sharon McCallum, Beaver Harbour Rheal & Isabel Fournier, Barryville
2022 Clifford Jackson & Jackie Sprague, St Stephen/Topsfield Maine Raymond & Linda Gallant, Burnt Church
2021 Eric & Dianne McCormack , Hampton Terry & Melonie Hebert, Fredericton
2020 George Henwood, Harvey  Jerry & Faye Germon, Allison
Betty Mitham, Hampton  Carl & Barb Jamieson, Sheffield
2018 John & Shirley Delucry, Fredericton Les & Rose Carolyn Smith, Fredericton
2017 Charles & Marion Green, Miramichi  John Eldridge, Sharon Kingston Eldridge & Alessandra Eldridge, French Lake
2016 Bruce & Donna Russell ,Williamstown  Erma Price, Fredericton
2015 Gary & Maybelle Pomeroy, St. Stephen  Richard & Traude Goodick, Cambridge Narrows
2014 Doug & Bonnie Leaman, Lutes Mountain  Dirk & Marg Adamson, Burnt Church
2013 Ruth & Laurel Lawrence, Fredericton  Peggy & Bob O’dell, Hampton
2012 Esther & Doug Wilkes, Saint John Barb & Mel Weeks, St. Stephen
2011 Bryan & Belinda Spires, St. Andrews Don & Clare Jones, Moncton
2010 Gerry & Bev O’Hara, Fredericton,  Margaret Hebert (Deceased), Fredericton
2009 Laurie & Ruth Bishop, Fredericton  Darrell & Eldora Thomas, Fredericton
2008 Jim & Pat McLean, Clifton Royal Cyril & Glendine Webster, Moncton
2007 John & Barb Rathburn, Grand Bay-Westfield Alice LaRochelle, Kingston Peninsula
2006 Chris Ayres & Edie Hoar, Moncton Sonny & Erma Black, Sackville
2005 Beth & John Dickinson, Amherst, NS (Moncton, NB) Garfield & Eleanor Dee, Oromocto
2004 Brenda & Reid Currie, Beaverdam Ron & Barb Lowe, Quispamsis
2003 Alan & Doreen Clays, Saint John Reg & Marjorie Henderson, Moncton
2002 Al & Helen Kingston, Fredericton Nan Leger, Moncton
2001 George & Joan Peabody, Moncton Charlie Holt, Petitcodiac
2000 Bill & Marion Kirk, Grand Bay Rolla & Charlie Ross, Moncton (retired to Point Prim, PEI)
1999 Joan (Pittaway) Rogers, Moncton Bill & Phyllis Clarke, Sussex
1998 Bob & Fran Dunham, Moncton Ed & Ruth Garnett, Oromocto