About The Royal Canadian Geographical Society
College of Fellows Annual Dinner
Patron of the RCGS and Governor General David Johnston at the 2013 College of Fellows Annual Dinner (Photo: Bonnie Findley)
Once a year, the College of Fellows gathers at a celebratory dinner in Ottawa, for an evening of food, wine and all things geography.
As part of the College of Fellows Annual Dinner, participants are invited to attend a medal ceremony, where the Society bestows many of its highest honours, including the Massey
Medal, Gold Medal, Camsell
Medal, Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration, the Martin Bergmann Medal for Excellence in Arctic Leadership and Science and the 3M Environmental Innovation Award.
Following the medal ceremony, Fellows enjoy an evening of fine dining, an exceptional keynote speaker, and an extraordinary Silent Auction that exceed any other on the Ottawa calendar.
Most importantly, the Annual Dinner provides our Society an opportunity to welcome and celebrate our newest members of the College of Fellows. This year, our Society proudly welcomed 56 new Fellows. Though diverse in background and location, these most worthy selections share a passion for Canadian geography, and a strong interest in helping our Society achieve its mandate of making Canada better known to Canadians and the world.
2016 RCGS College of Fellows Annual Dinner
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is pleased to announce that the College of Fellows Annual Dinner 2016 will be held at the Canadian War Museum on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Proceeds from the evening support the Society's vital programs. The society will also be celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the Geological Survey of Canada.
We are thrilled to welcome Simon Winchester as one of our guests of honour.
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON
Medal Ceremony: 5pm
Cocktail Reception: 6pm
Tickets will be available soon.