Brian Munday was
born in Toronto, Ontario and graduated from the University of
Toronto (Erindale) with a bachelor of commerce degree in
from the University of Western Ontario with an MBA in
joined the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors in
and became executive director of the Canadian Council of Land
1997, he was appointed executive director of the Alberta
Land Surveyors’ Association.
Al Nelson on the occasion of the
President’s Award in 2005 to Brian Munday:
We are blessed
in this Association with many bright, thoughtful and hard
working people. Every once in a while one of those persons
stands out indelibly amongst all others. This year's recipient
has a varied and colouful past including having spent a few
terms in eastern Canada. It would seem that even that sentence
hasn't spoiled or tainted this individual.
really good person you like to praise their virtues. We did
find one flaw in this individual. He isn't a very good hockey
player—Mr. Brian Munday.
Mr. Munday has
been with our organization for eight years and his
accomplishments are not only numerous, but noticeable from the
manner in which the office functions through the daily
operations of committees to the skills displayed in getting
through an AGM, even with me at a microphone—that is truly
magnificent. Brian is virtually invisible, just making things
happen almost magically. That is accomplished not through just
skill but through careful planning and a really hard work ethic.
Should we all have such capabilities, there would be no telling
what we could achieve together.
I will not waste
a lot more time, other than to read the inscription that says,
"in recognition of outstanding contribution to the integrity of
the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association and to unselfish
assistance of Council and committees."
addressed the luncheon as follows:
Thank you very
much, Al. It was truly unexpected and I can't help but think you
made a mistake. It is truly a pleasure for me to work for all
the members and the Association. What I try to do is put the
same level of effort and care into what I do as what do you
every day. Really, this recognition just doesn't go to me but
should really go to all the staff because my job is really made
a whole lot easier by all the staff that we have. Matt Parrish,
who is back in the office, Lyall and
Don, Dawn, Michelle, Sharon and
Cindy all make my like a lot easier and make it fun to go to
work every day.
Thank you very,
Al and thank you to the Association and I look forward to
continuing to work for you, the membership.