Club of the Year Award

2017 Recipients


From left to right: 

Jason Sigurdson, CCM, Awards Committee Chair
Simon Gatrell, CMM, Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Greg McNab, Kingston Yacht Club
Scott Kolb, Victoria Golf Club
Carol-Ann Goering, CSCM President



Small Club of the Year

   Kingston Yacht Club

Commodore: Ross Cameron
General Manager: Gregory McNab
Kingston, ON




Medium Club of the Year

Royal Victoria Yacht Club


Commodore: Gordon A. Wilkinson
General Manager: Simon Gatrell, CMM
Victoria, BC




Large Club of the Year

Victoria Golf Club



President:  Valerie Fitzpatrick
General Manager: Scott Kolb
Victoria, BC




The Club of the Year Award is presented to a CSCM affiliated club that has shown significant  innovation, leadership and social responsibility in club management profession.

One winner is selected from each of the following three club categories determined by total annual revenues:

  • small size club (total revenues under $2mil)
  • medium size club (total revenues $2 - 5mil)
  • large size club (total revenues over $5mil) 

Message from Past Recipients

Download The National Club (PDF)

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

Award Criteria

Candidates for this award must employ a General Manager/CEO/COO that is an Active, International or Honorary Life member in good standing with the CSCM and must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have made a difference in its community by its involvement in a cause or project – Community Involvement;
  • Have developed a procedure or an idea that had a measurable impact on the environment – Environmental Stewardship;
  • Have hosted or will be hosting a national or an international event (i.e. the Canadian Open, the International Federation of Disabled Sailing World Championships, World Junior Curling Championship, CIBC National Cricket League, Canadian Masters Badminton Championships, etc.) – Hosting an Exceptional Event;
  • Has been instrumental in developing professional leaders within their staff – Leadership Development;
  • Have hosted a CSCM event (i.e. club tour, golf tournament, president’s dinner, etc.) at its facility – Contribution to the CSCM; or
  • Has achieved exceptional success in at least one of the following club management core competencies:
Accounting and Financial Management External and Governmental Influences
Club Governance Human & Professional Resources
Facilities Management Leadership
Food & Beverage Management Membership & Marketing
Golf, Sports & Recreation Management Interpersonal Skills


To nominate the club, the GM/CEO/COO must submit an essay highlighting the event, idea or exceptional achievement of the club during the past three years. The submission must be accompanied by a letter from the club’s President supporting the nomination and may include information from stakeholders (i.e.. Provincial or national sports associations, community leagues, charitable organizations, government officials, etc.) that would be beneficial in the selection process.

Download Sample Club of the Year Submission (PDF)

Download Club of the Year Nomination Form

The Award will be presented at the annual National Conference. The Club President will be invited to the awards ceremony along with the Club’s General Manager.

The winning club will be featured in the Club Manager Quarterly as a major educational feature (why they received the award and what others can learn from them).

Club of the Year Award Past Recipients

  Small Size Club Medium Size Club Large Size Club
2016   The Kelowna Yacht Club The Glencoe Club


Miramichi Golf & Country Club   Oakdale Golf & Country Club


  Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron The National Club


  Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club Hamilton Golf & Country Club


  The Beaconsfield Golf Club  


Calgary Curling Club The Granite Golf Club  The Scarboro Golf & Country Club