Bear Hackle Award

This annual award is presented to a distinguished communicator, writer, broadcaster, journalist or other member of the media, for his contribution to Canadian Military History and efforts to preserve Canadian Tradition.

York Garrison is proud to present the 2014 Bear Hackle Award to John McDermott on the 21st day of May, 2014 in the 257th year of the Regiment.

Past Recipients

  • Flying Officer Donald Jones, Montreal (1994)
  • Mr. Strome Carmichael-Galloway, Ottawa (1995)
  • Lt. Col. Ian McCulloch, Montreal (1996)
  • Major General Richard Rohmer, Toronto (1997)
  • Dr. Desmond Morton, Montreal (1998)
  • W.C. Arthur Bishop, Toronto (1999)
  • Brig. General W. Denis Whitaker, Oakville (1999 – Hon. Award)
  • Dr. J.L. Granatstein, Toronto (2000)
  • Major General Lewis MacKenzie, Orillia (2001)
  • Flight Lieutenant Charles W. Fox, London (2003)
  • Colonel Brian MacDonald (2004)
  • Professor Terry Copp (2005)
  • Ted Barris (2006)
  • Colonel Chris Corrigan (2007)
  • General Rick Hillier (2008)
  • Russell Bannock (2009)
  • Christie Blatchford (2011)
  • The Honourable Peter Mackay (2012)
  • The Honourable David Onley (2013)
  • John McDermott (2014)