The Pioneers have always acknowledged those whom have dedicated themselves to the organization.

In 1952 the Pioneer Board began discussions on ways to honour dedicated members of the Pioneers on an annual basis. In 1953, the first “Pioneer of the Year” dinner was hosted. Each year since a selection committee of past recipients selects not only a new "Pioneer of the Year" but also has authority to present others with Pioneer awards when it seems appropriate.

The below links provide continued recognition of those who have earned these awards.

  • A pictorial version of Pioneer of the Year recipients may be accessed CLICK HERE
  • For a historical list of Pioneer of the Year and other Awards Recipients click CLICK HERE

2017 Awards Dinner Recipients

Pioneer of the Year:

John Pedersen

Silver Spotlight Award Recipients:

Jason Fulsom
Karen Hansen
Michael Stewart

Diamond Spotlight Award Recipient:

Barry Newstead

The Awards were presented at the Canadian Picture Pioneers 2017 Awards Dinner,
Wednesday November 15, 2017 at The Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Road, Toronto


View current and past Award Dinner Books as PDFs by "clicking" on the book covers below:

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