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
2018 Awards Dinner Recipients
Pioneer of the Year:
Silver Spotlight Award Recipients:
Frank Carey (posthumously)
The Awards were presented at the Canadian Picture Pioneers 2018 Awards Dinner,
November 15, 2018 at The Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Road, Toronto