Award of Merit

The Lower Vancouver Island Western Square & Round Dance Association has an award by which individuals or couples may be recognized for an outstanding contribution to the enhancement of square, round, clog, or contra dancing. Recognition of this achievement is called the Award of Merit and is a Certificate of Appreciation in the form of a plaque. This award is reserved for members of the Lower Vancouver Island Western Square & Round Dance Association or the Victoria & District Caller Teachers Association.

Qualifying Criteria for Nominations

Recognition is reserved for those whose contribution to square, round, clog, or contra dancing is well outside the activities of the average participant. Accomplishments could be either a single, exceptional result in a short period of time, or a steady, continuing, above average contribution over a long period of time.

Nomination Procedures

Nominations shall be made in writing by a group of five couples or ten individuals to the secretary of the Association. Proposals must reflect and fully document the aspects of the achievement which deserves special recognition by the presentation of the Award of Merit. To avoid disappointment, it is recommended that candidates not be informed that they are being nominated.


The Association President shall advise those who prepared the nomination of the results of the adjudication of the proposal and shall make arrangements for the presentation of the award if successful.

LVIWSRDA Award of Merit Recipients

March 10, 2000 – Jack & Marg Weber

April 29, 2000 – Ken & Ev Middleton

May 12, 2001 – Fred & Christina Willing

May 3, 2015 – Joyce & Vic Marshall

May 3, 2015 – Molly & Bruce Spencer

May 2024 – Alex & Joan Wotherspoon