Life Members (18)


1989 Ken Smith

1989 Ginny Roach

1998 Leonard MacEwen

1998 Charlie Hansen

1998 Laurie Blue (Deceased: ? )

1999 Ralph Kneabone (Deceased: 2005)

1999 Guy Cormier

2000 Glenda Johnston

2000 Gary Johnston

2001 Ivan Bulger

2003 Bob Sharples

2004 Bill MacEwen

2006 Alan MacRae (Deceased 2013)

2007 Bruce Martin

2009 Emery Gillan

2011 Francis & Vincent Cormier

2012 Andy Mooney

2017 Vans Bryant


Chesley MacDougall Award Recipients (37)


This award is presented annually at the Rollo Bay Bluegrass Festival, to the person who best exemplifies the spirit of Bluegrass & Old Time Music.


1987 Laurie Blue (Deceased)

1988 Leonard MacEwen

1989 Richard & Helen Roach

1990 Charlie Hansen

1991 Guy Cormier & Janet MacEwen

1992 Glenda Johnston

1993 Ralph Kneabone (Deceased)

1994 Kris MacDougall

1995 Lem Roach (Deceased)

1996 Glenda Johnston

1997 Emery Gillan

1998 Eileen & Frank Brown

1999 Bluegrass Island - Hosts: Roger Wightman, Serge Bernard & Charlie Hansen

2000 Jericho Road - Marnie & Harold Noye, Emily & Vans Bryant, and David Miller

2001 Arnold Wagner

2002 Ivan Bulger

2003 Gary Johnston

2004 Yvonne & Al Pitre

2005 Alan MacRae (Deceased 2013)

2006 Shirley S. Jay

2007 Emery Gillan

2008 Bob Sharples

2009 Emily Bryant, Audrey Barlow, Edith Creighton, Shirley S. Jay (Cookbook Committee)

2010 Wayne Brown (Posthumously Awarded; Died 2010)

2011 Angela MacCormac

2012 John Barlow

2013 Albert Shepard

2014 Patricia MacKinnon

2016 Carolyn Jones

2017 Peter Richards