**We are thrilled that a supporter has already pledged to match donations we raise for the awards fund in the month of June up to $2000!**
The OAS presents awards annually to worthy individuals who have made contributions to our discipline. Awards encourage our younger, student members to continue innovative research;rewards members of our community working to an excellent standard, whether in the area of Cultural Resource management or Public Archaeology; and recognizes those who have made significant and on-going contributions to archaeology in Ontario.
All of these things speak to our goals as a society, in celebrating those who promote excellent archaeology, and building and maintaining our community. Awards are also about remembering the history of archaeology in Ontario, as a number of awards bear the names of people who played important roles in building the OAS.
Awards, however, cost money. We provide banquet tickets to winners, we frame up those pieces of paper, we provide small gifts to some winners. Consequently, we need to raise money for with the goal of restoring the fund to financial health, enabling us to continue providing these tangible expressions of appreciation to our deserving winners.
You can help us do this by making your donation this month! Also, consider making your contribution in the name of one of those people or companies you think was particularly deserving.