George Goodrick Emerging Leader Award
George Goodrick Emerging Leader Award

On November 10th at its annual meeting, the RVDA of Canada announced that it would be creating the George Goodrick Emerging Leader Award in honour of the association’s past chairman, who passed away in February 2021 after a long illness.

George was a true leader, who encouraged others to get involved. He was passionate about every project he embarked upon. He was active with both the Atlantic RVDA and the RVDA of Canada. At the national level, George joined the RVDA of Canada board in 2008 as a director. He went on to chair the national education and HR committee from 2010 to April 2014, and served as Treasurer, Vice Chairman, Chairman and Past Chairman of the RVDA of Canada. He was still serving as a director on the Canadian Camping and RV Council at the time of his passing.

In honour of George’s many contributions not only to the RVDA of Canada, but to the entire industry, the association voted at the recent AGM to recognize his continued dedication through a legacy award – the George Goodrick Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader Award will recognize and encourage early-career professionals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment, passion and promise of leadership to the Canadian Recreation Vehicle industry. This award is open to all personnel in the Canadian retail and wholesale recreation vehicle industry sector.

The Award criteria will focus on an individual’s exceptional:

  • Customer Service
  • Impact
  • Innovation
  • Initiative
  • Social Responsibility

The recipient of the George Goodrick Emerging Leader Award will be recognized in front of industry peers at a Provincial or Regional RVDA event.

Nominations will be opening in the New Year and the association will name the first recipient in the fall of 2022.

For more information, please contact RVDA of Canada.