Jan. 22, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Léo-Guy LeBlanc, Service New Brunswick's director of surveys, will receive the Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors' (ANBLS) most prestigious award at a ceremony in Fredericton this evening.
"It is truly humbling to be among this group of pioneers and builders who have contributed so much to the land surveying profession and to the development of our province," said LeBlanc.
The George Sproule Award is presented by the ANBLS to a person who has made outstanding contributions in promoting and/or advancing the profession of land surveying.
Business New Brunswick Minister Victor Boudreau, who is the minister responsible for Service New Brunswick, congratulated LeBlanc.
"Throughout his career, Léo-Guy has demonstrated vision, knowledge and diligence, earning the respect and admiration of his peers," said Boudreau. "His proven track record of excellence and his contributions to the land-surveying profession are worthy of this high honour."
LeBlanc is only the fifth person to receive the George Sproule Award in the 57-year history of the ANBLS. Previous recipients were the late Archie McLaughlin (1983), Willis Roberts (1988), Ralph Brown (1997) and Roger Gaudet (2005).
Originally from Saint-Basile, LeBlanc graduated with a degree in mathematics in 1973 from College St-Louis-Maillet. He completed a surveying engineering degree at the University of New Brunswick in 1976.
An active member of the ANBLS since 1981, he worked for TG Williston Surveys Ltd. and Ola Levesque in legal surveys before joining the provincial government.
The George Sproule Award is named in honour of New Brunswick's first surveyor general, who served from 1784 to 1817.
MEDIA CONTACT: Brent Roy, communications, Service New Brunswick, 506-453-6775.