Congratulations to OPA members for their years of commitment to the profession by maintaining a membership in the Association for 50 & 60 years. In 2019, we congratulated six 50 year members at OPA’s annual conference: Trudi Douglas, Atiq Farooqui, Janet George, Lucie Labenski-Blench, Carol Moore, and Gail Mulzer. Two 60 year members, Shirley Lupton and Lynne Stacey (both pictured center), joined us at InterACTION’s Awards Dinner & Gala and delighted attendees with their inspirational speeches.
GREG SPADONI | Innovation and Advancement Award
The Innovation and Advancement Award recognizes a member who has been a trailblazer within physiotherapy and advances the science of the profession through innovating approaches in clinical practice, research, technology and education.
DEREK DEBASSIGE | Leadership and Advocacy Award
The Leadership and Advocacy Award recognizes a member who has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the profession by increasing the awareness and value of physiotherapy to the public and/or health care community.
ROBERT CUSINATO | Outstanding Volunteer Award
The Outstanding Volunteer Award is given to an individual in recognition of their significant contribution to the profession, in a volunteer capacity, at a national, provincial or district level.
TRUDY MASON | OPA Special Board Award
The Board is pleased to award Trudy Mason with this honour in recognition of her endless efforts as an outstanding volunteer spanning several years at the District level and her involvement with multiple OPA committees. This award acknowledges Trudy’s volunteerism, passion and energy related to Association activities and her positive and enthusiastic professional spirit.