This summer, two prominent camping leaders passed on: Lorne Bowering of British Columbia and Cliff Labbett of Ontario.
Lorne directed YMCA Camp Elphinstone from 1961- 1992. In 2007, he received the Order of the Golden E for his commitment and service to the YMCA. He was a strong advocate of camping programs across Canada. In 1979, CCA/ACC recognized his contribution to camping with the Jack Pearse Award of Honour.
Cliff Labbett and his wife, June, directed Camp Oconto from 1949-1982. Cliff was a founding fellow of the Society of Camp Directors, President of the Ontario Camping Association from 1963-1965 and President of the Canadian Camping Association from 1979-1981.
Our profession is indebted to leaders of the calibre of Lorne Bowering and Cliff Labbett.