When Margaret Stinson wasn’t teaching Ontario students in grades one through to, and including, eight, or continuously updating her own education by earning a degree in history and sociology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, she was writing descriptive text for the Fundy Ecotour map, having 700,000 trees planted, and creating a park at the 5-acre site of an old lighthouse – Burntcoat Head Park. She also found time to volunteer as a provincial, national and international judge for the Communities in Bloom Program for 10 years.
Her contributions to Canada’s green conservation, preservation and healthy lifestyle are so numerous, they could fill an entire website. Margaret’s passion for horticulture and the environment is remarkable and inspirational.
Green Cities Foundation is honoured to be the beneficiary of Margaret’s experience, knowledge and abundant energy!
– 2015 The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award
– 2016 The Sovereign’s Medal
– 2016 YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction
– 2017 The Ontario Senior Award for contribution to your community after age 85
– 2017 The Schlegel Research Institute for Aging (RIA) Innovation Award
– 2014 Along with late husband, The Legacy Award from Landscape Ontario for a lifetime of volunteerism in the horticulture industry- Tourism Industry Association of – Nova Scotia – – Crystal Award for the volunteer work in the beautification of the Province
– The Regional Municipality of Halifax planted a small-leafed linden tree in Victoria Park, NS in honour of Stinsons for their volunteerism
Outstanding Teacher Award