The winners of the 17th Annual National Awards of Landscape Excellence (NALE) were announced virtually this year. The NALE recognizes Canadian companies that have actively participated in significantly raising the level of professionalism in the landscape industry.
Each province nominates members from the provincial awards of excellence competitions that are then entered into the national awards, entries are then judged by a panel of industry experts, with company names and locations redacted from each submission.
The 2020 Awards presentation took on a virtual format this year, with winners being announced in an online video release. Winners were sent their awards ahead of time.
Five landscape category awards were presented professionalism, along with the Caterpillar Green for Life Community Award. The 2020 winners showcasing landscape expertise and professionalism are:
Aménagement Côté Jardin Inc. of Montreal, Quebec for the Caterpillar National Award of Landscape Excellence in Commercial Construction;
Fossil Landscape Construction Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia for the Caterpillar National Award of Landscape Excellence for Residential Construction;
Wilco Contractors Southwest Inc. of Calgary, Alberta for the HortProtect National Award of Landscape Excellence in Commercial Maintenance;
Yorkshire GardenServices Inc. of Concord, Ontario for the HortProtect National Award of Landscape Excellence for Residential Maintenance;
Airo Landscapes Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador for the National Award of Excellence for Landscape Design;
The Goodman Labyrinth (Sask), and Chestermere Community Park (Alberta) for the Caterpillar Green for Life Community Award.
The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association is a national not-for-profit federation of nine provincial landscape and horticulture associations representing over 3,800 members.