The Mark Labow Award is created and sponsored by Dr. Sam Labow to honour his brother Mark Labow, the founding president of Fédération Internationale des Patrouilles de Ski (“FIPS”).
The award is presented on the occasion of each FIPS Congress , to an individual or organization who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the aims and objectives of FIPS.
The award is comprised of:
- a suitably inscribed permanent plaque which is kept by the recipient until the next FIPS Congress;
- a suitably inscribed plaque which is to be kept by the recipient; and
- a sum of money equal to the registration fee at the FIPS Congress where it is presented.
The award is managed by a Board of Trustees which has full discretion as to the selection process and any other matters. The Board is made up of four Trustees. FIPS members Michel Gagnon, Bruce Lochhead, Jean-Louis Tuaillon and Marie Nordgren. In the event of the resignation, death or incapacity or refusal to act of any Trustee, the remaining Trustees shall promptly appoint another Trustee in his/her stead.