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Camsell Medal

2003 Winner - Blair Seaborn and David Kirkwood

2003 Camsell winners Blair Seaborn (left) and David Kirkwood (right). (Photo: David Barbour)

Birds of a feather
Blair Seaborn and David Kirkwood have a lot in common. They were born in 1924, had distinguished careers in the federal public service and started to volunteer with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society after retirement. And this year, they share Camsell Award honours for outstanding service to the Society.

Kirkwood joined the Society in 1987 and sits on the finance and audit committees. He was treasurer in the 1990s when the RCGS embarked on ambitious new ventures, such as the Mount Logan expedition. Seaborn joined in 1989 and served on the finance and lectures committees, among others.

Both men see the launch of the French-language magazine géographica as a highlight of their time at the Society.

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