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In order to recognize the many environmental champions of our corporation, the City of Edmonton has created the Charles Labatiuk Award for Environmental Excellence.

The 2017 ceremony will be held on Wednesday July 26 at City Hall.

2016 Finalists & Winner

As part of being selected as a finalist, $300 is donated to Root For Trees in each project team's name in recognition of their dedication to the environment and to increase the tree canopy in our city. This is in support of The Way We Green objective 3.6.1:

"The City of Edmonton establishes, implements and maintains the Urban Forest Management Plan with the aim to achieve a 20 per cent urban canopy."

As part of being selected as the winner, a commemorative tree will be planted in a City of Edmonton park in the project team's name, and the team member(s) will receive a framed award certificate and a gift card.

The 2016 finalists of the Labatiuk Awards are:

Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool Solar Panels

Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool Solar Panel Project
Citizen Services (Community & Recreation Facilities) & Integrated Infrastructure Services (Facilities Landscape Infrastructure Services)
  • Cam Sylvester, Kevin Bokenfohr, Raffaella Loro, Sandra Durante, Bruce Kobialko, Claudia Quintanilla, Kenzie Vye, Michael Henighan, Jorn Starko


This pilot project was the installation of 200 solar panels on the roof of the outdoor pool building. To date the panels generate 40% of the pool’s annual electricity, which avoids, on average, up to 34 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year. A second set of solar panels were also installed to heat the water used in the pool further decreasing their energy consumption. This project is an excellent opportunity for The City to measure the energy produced by solar panels and apply what they discover to future solar powered projects.

Ivor Dent Sports Park Stormwater Reuse for Irrigation Team

Ivor Dent Sports Park Stormwater Reuse for Irrigation
Integrated Infrastructure Services (Facilities & Landscape Infrastructure)
  • Barb Ireland, Jill Gillis, Rachel Dumont


This team created a uniquely sustainable system that enables the irrigation of Ivor Dent Park through the reuse of collected stormwater, using less of the City’s potable water supply. This is a progressive and innovative approach to water conservation, and sustainability in general. Stormwater reuse is not a common practice yet in Alberta, or even Canada. This project is the first of its kind in the City of Edmonton and has sparked interest from other areas of the city as well as other municipalities looking to adopt similar systems. The team was not required to look into any environmentally sustainable options for irrigation, but went above and beyond typical business practices to practice environmental sustainability.

Barbara Daly

Brownfield Redevelopment Grant Program
Sustainable Development (Economic & Environmental Sustainability)
  • Barbara Daly
Brownfields are environmentally contaminated land sites that often sit abandoned for years. Barbara Daly created the Brownfield Redevelopment Grant program as an incentive for developers to utilize all the spaces within our city. She truly went above and beyond when designing the project including extensive research, outreach and discussion with all necessary stakeholders. The program itself was recognized by a number of awards.


Congratulations to the winner of the 2016 Charles Labatiuk Award for Environmental Excellence:

Ivor Dent Sports Park Stormwater Reuse for Irrigation Team

Labatiuk Award 2016 winners
Jill Gillis, Barb Ireland, Rachel Dumont, Paul Ross (Branch Manager - Sustainable Development, Economic & Environmental Sustainability), Mr. & Mrs. Labatiuk, Linda Cochrane (City Manager)

Read about our previous winners and Charles Labatiuk.

The Way We Green

The City's long-term environmental strategy for a sustainable community.

For More Information

City Environmental Strategies

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