Congratulations to Al Dakin who was presented with the 2014 MGUG Award at the Fall Conference on October 1st. Beginning in 2012, MGUS has presented this award annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the Manitoba Geomatics community. Tom Naughten won in 2012 and Conrad Wyrzykowski won the award in 2013. I have known all three award winners for many years and agree that they are outstanding individuals and deserve recognition for their contributions to the Geomatics community.
For the last dozen years, Al Dakin was known as the force behind the Manitoba Land Initiative (MLI). After 35 years of working for the Government of Manitoba, Al has retired. We already miss you Al.
Congratulations Al on your well-deserved award and on your retirement.