Outstanding Volunteer

Congratulations to one of our own. Todd Martin, senior environmental specialist, Calgary, recently received the Gerry Bourassa Award at the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), Alberta chapter annual general meeting. The exceptional volunteer award was presented to Martin in recognition of his efforts to give back to his community, associations and institutions. 

The award is named after the late Gerry Bourassa, a member of the CLRA Alberta chapter, whose love for the environmental industry and passion for volunteering touched the CLRA community. Each year, the Alberta chapter recognizes outstanding individuals who follow in Gerry’s footsteps and volunteer for their communities, associations and institutions. 

Martin, who joined Ovintiv in 2011, volunteers extensively in his community and with CLRA. His outreach includes the Westmount School, Okotoks, serving for four years as the treasurer for the parent fundraising group; and as a director for CLRA where he tackled the student mentorship initiative and advanced it to new heights. 

He also launched ReCycle Okotoks Repair shop, a family project where Martin and his son work together to repair donated bikes and contribute them to those in need of a bicycle. Martin takes part in a local town event, called the Repair Café, where volunteers in the community come together every few months to use their skills to help repair goods for free. 

Martin rides for Wounded Warriors Canada to fundraise and broaden awareness about the mental health of our veterans and first responders. He serves as 1st vice president on the board of the Okotoks Royal Canadian Legion—working to make a difference in the lives of veterans, their families and the community.