Life Members

Life membership may be granted to current or former CDA members whose lifetime of dedication and achievement has contributed significantly to the dam industry in Canada. The CDA Honours and Awards Committee recommends individual(s) to the Board for receiving Life Membership. Generally, recipients will have retired from active work (beyond occasional individual consulting) and will have been active members of the CDA or its predecessor associations for at least 10 years. Life Membership includes complimentary membership in CDA.

Inge Anderson Bob Barnes  Mona Bechai  Leo Christl 
Bill Duncan Richard Gervais  Jim Gordon 
Christian Guillaud 
Garth Haack Yousef Hammamji     
Marion Houston           
Barry Hurndall 
Sayed Ismail 
Will Jolley Allan Kirkham 
Pius Ko
Guy S. Larocque         Norbert Morgenstern           John Morrison      Jean-Jacques Paré
Mai Phat Thai
Garry Poole
Marty Puro        
Clare Raska
Anthony (Tony) Rattue           Gordon Schellenberg           Grant Smith
Ray Stewart
James Tang
Tony Tawil
Gerard Verzeni  Don Welch 


CDA paid tribute to industry leaders on October 16, 2018 in Quebec City at the annual awards gala. 

Allan Kirkham - 2018
Allan Kirkham was a tireless volunteer with CDA, sharing his knowledge and expertise on many committees.

Most notably, Allan served on the Editorial committee of the CDA Bulletin for almost 10 years, seven years as chair. He served on the CDA board of directors from 2011 to 2017, first as director-at-large from 2011 to 2013 and then as the director for Ontario from 2013 to 2017.
Allan was heavily involved with the organizing committee for the CDA 2010 in Niagara Falls.  Five years later, he chaired the 2015 conference organizing committee.

He retired from Ontario Power Generation in December 2015 after almost 35 years of service.

Allan continues to be involved with CDA, providing support to the Dam Safety and Mining Dams committees, and instructing the CDA Dam Safety Reviews workshop.

Anthony (Tony) Rattue - 2018
Anthony (Tony) Rattue is a long-standing member of the Canadian Dam Association, contributing technical knowledge and guidance.

Tony was instrumental in the production of the 2007 Dam Safety Guidelines (Geotechnical Chapter). As the lead of the Design and Construction Working Group under the Dam Safety Committee, he is driving the production of three guidance documents, focusing on the needs of small dam owners.

He served on the CDA board of directors from 2011 to 2015 as the director for Quebec, and was quite involved with the organizing committee for the 2013 Conference in Montreal. Tony retired from SNC-Lavalin in 2013 after 27 years.  

2018 Life Members
Allan Kirkham and Tony Rattue are all smiles as they're recognized as CDA's newest life members in Quebec City.