Ron Johnstone’s contributions to the Canadian Camping Association and the camping movement in Canada throughout his lifetime were immeasurable.
A Past President of the CCA, Ron also served as CCA Treasurer. He was a Past President of the Ontario Camping Association and along with his wife Mickey, an Honorary Life Member of the OCA. The OCA honours Ron, along with Mickey, with the annual presentation of the Ron & Mickey Johnstone Youth Leadership Award.
Ron’s professional career highlights included the management and direction of Camp White Bear in Temagami; Executive Administrator at Camp Tawingo; Principal of Micron Consulting; Managing Director of Campground Consultants of Canada and work with various YMCAs in Canada in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Ron’s passionate work on behalf of camping and recreation in Canada included leadership with the National Sport and Recreation Centre; XV Winter Olympics; Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association and Canoe Canada.
Beyond all of his many accomplishments, perhaps what people remember most about Ron was his easygoing manner and incomparable smile as he gave so willingly of his time and talent. The CCA celebrates Ron’s extraordinary legacy with the Ron Johnstone Lifetime Achievement Award.
The RON JOHNSTONE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is the Canadian Camping Association’s way of recognizing outstanding commitment over a prolonged period of time to the CCA.
1995 Jane McCutcheon, OCA
2000 Kim Strachan, MCA
2002 John Jorgenson, OCA
2007 Jocelyn Palm, OCA
2008 Dave Stevens, BCCA
2009 Kirk Wipper, OCA
2010 Larry & Pearl Bell, OCA
2011 Jeff Bradshaw, OCA
2013 Donna Wilkinson, SCA
2016 Joe Kronick, OCA
2017 Skip Connett, OCA
2018 Catherine Ross, OCA