Our annual general meeting (AGM) takes place in September each year (usually the weekend after Labour Day). It's a weekend full of activities including several field trips, lectures, and a place to interact with other members. 

In 2007, FBO initiated an award that recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of field botany in Ontario. That award is named the John Goldie Award for Field Botany. The award recognizes Goldie's pioneering efforts in conducting surveys of vegetation in Ontario and New York State in the early 1800's. The Goldie Award is presented each year at our AGM.

Congratulations to Irwin Brodo - recipient of the 2017 Goldie Award! Past recipients include Donald Britton (2007), George Argus (2008), John Morton (2009), Paul Maycock (2010), Jim Pringle (2011), Peter Ball (2012), Adele Crowder (2013), Dorothy Tiedje (2014), Joan Crowe (2015), and James Phipps (2016).

FBO's 2018 AGM will be announced soon. Stay tuned.

 
 Donald Britton, recipient of FBO's first John Goldie Award in 2007.

Donald Britton, recipient of FBO's first John Goldie Award in 2007.

 Irwin Brodo (2017 Goldie Award recipient) leading an FBO trip in Gatineau in 2000.

Irwin Brodo (2017 Goldie Award recipient) leading an FBO trip in Gatineau in 2000.