Bear Hackle Award

This annual award is presented to a distinguished communicator, writer, broadcaster, journalist, or another member of the media, for his/her contribution to Canadian Military History and efforts to preserve Canadian Tradition.

York Garrison is proud to present the 2019 Bear Hackle Award to Margaret Struth-Gaff on the 14th of September in the 262 years of the Regiment

Past Recipients

  • Flying Officer Donald Jones, Montreal (1994)
  • Mr. Strome Carmichael-Galloway, Ottawa (1995)
  • Lt. Col. Ian McCulloch, Montreal (1996)
  • Major General Richard Rohmer, Toronto (1997)
  • Dr. Desmond Morton, Montreal (1998)
  • W.C. Arthur Bishop, Toronto (1999)
  • Brig. General W. Denis Whitaker, Oakville (1999 – Hon. Award)
  • Dr. J.L. Granatstein, Toronto (2000)
  • Major General Lewis MacKenzie, Orillia (2001)
  • Flight Lieutenant Charles W. Fox, London (2003)
  • Colonel Brian MacDonald (2004)
  • Professor Terry Copp (2005)
  • Ted Barris (2006)
  • Colonel Chris Corrigan (2007)
  • General Rick Hillier (2008)
  • Russell Bannock (2009)
  • Christie Blatchford (2011)
  • The Honourable Peter Mackay (2012)
  • The Honourable David Onley (2013)
  • John McDermott (2014)
  • Brigadier-General John Fletcher CD, QHC – (2015)
  • Douglas Maitland Gibson CM – (2017)
  • Margaret Struth-Gaff (2019)
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