Nature Canada

Nature Canada Celebration to Honour Margaret Atwood and the Late Graeme Gibson

Nature Canada hosts virtual story-telling event to award Margaret and Graeme the Pimlott Award for their work as champions for birds and nature.

Unceded Algonquin Territory, Ottawa, ON (February 14, 2022) — Nature Canada will recognize Margaret Atwood and the late Graeme Gibson with their highest conservation honour, the Douglas H. Pimlott Award, for their amazing achievements and legacy of love for birds and nature.

This event brings together special celebrity guests and dignitaries to artistically showcase the power of the arts to inspire action for nature. The event will highlight Margaret Atwood and the late Graeme Gibson’s impact for birds in Canada and globally. 

Ms. Carol Off, award-winning broadcaster will host the evening’s tribute.

Confirmed guest speakers include: 

  • The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell
  • The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson 
  • The Right Honourable David Johnston
  • Grand Chief of the Cree Nation, Mandy Gull
  • The Hon. Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Coast Guard
  • The Hon, Steven Guilbeault, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Canada 
  • Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich–Gulf Island 
  • Senator Diane Griffin
  • Toronto Councillor Mike Layton
  • Artists Jann Arden, Measha Brueggergosman and Buffy Sainte-Marie and many more

Nature unites us. Birds in particular have brought us moments of joy, hope and happiness across the pandemic. Guests will be informed, entertained and inspired to connect with and take collective action for nature in their own communities. Nature Canada will highlight efforts to save bird lives in cities and towns across Canada and the importance of Indigenous-led conservation as we advance reconciliation.    

WHEN: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 from 7 pm-8:30 pm EST

Pre-show begins at 6:45 pm EST

WHERE: Pimlott Award virtual webinar

SPOTS AVAILABLE for PRESSregister here

This celebration is proudly sponsored by: Esri Canada, TD Bank, Bakertilly, Rae & Lipskie Investment Counsel, Rogers Media, TransCanada Trail, Brome Bird Care, Penguin Random House Canada, House of Anansi Press, The Walrus, and Alternatives Journal


To confirm your attendance or for more information about the event contact:

Jodi Joy  

613-562-3447 ext 239

About Nature Canada

For over the past 80 years, Nature Canada has helped protect over 110 million acres of Parks and Wildlife areas in Canada, and the countless species that depend on these habitats.  

Nature Canada’s mission is to protect and conserve nature in Canada by engaging Canadians and advocating for nature. Core campaigns include Make Room for Nature (terrestrial and ocean protected areas), Nature-Based Climate Solutions (nature protection and restoration), NatureHood (youth nature education and engagement), Women for Nature initiative, and the Work to Grow program (access, equity, and engagement with BIPOC youth/communities). More information can be found here

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