Bear Hackle Award

This annual award is presented to a distinguished communicator, writer, broadcaster, journalist or other member of the media, for his contribution to Canadian Military History and efforts to preserve Canadian Tradition.

York Garrison is proud to present the 2019 Bear Hackle Award to Margaret Struth-Gaff on the 14th of September in the 262 year of the Regiment

Past Recipients

  • Flying Officer Donald Jones, Montreal (1994)
  • Mr. Strome Carmichael-Galloway, Ottawa (1995)
  • Lt. Col. Ian McCulloch, Montreal (1996)
  • Major General Richard Rohmer, Toronto (1997)
  • Dr. Desmond Morton, Montreal (1998)
  • W.C. Arthur Bishop, Toronto (1999)
  • Brig. General W. Denis Whitaker, Oakville (1999 – Hon. Award)
  • Dr. J.L. Granatstein, Toronto (2000)
  • Major General Lewis MacKenzie, Orillia (2001)
  • Flight Lieutenant Charles W. Fox, London (2003)
  • Colonel Brian MacDonald (2004)
  • Professor Terry Copp (2005)
  • Ted Barris (2006)
  • Colonel Chris Corrigan (2007)
  • General Rick Hillier (2008)
  • Russell Bannock (2009)
  • Christie Blatchford (2011)
  • The Honourable Peter Mackay (2012)
  • The Honourable David Onley (2013)
  • John McDermott (2014)
  • Brigadier-General John Fletcher CD, QHC – (2015)
  • Douglas Maitland Gibson CM – (2017)
  • Margaret Struth-Gaff (2019)
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