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Freedom of the City honorees prior to 2010

Book of Freedoms of the City of Vancouver

Recipients of the award are recognized during a special ceremony at Council, which consists of the reading and presentation of a framed scroll, the Freedom Medal, and a decal that permits free parking at City parking meters. Recipients have their names inscribed in the Book of Freedoms and are entitled to be called Freeman of the City of Vancouver.

 Date awarded  Honoree 
 6 October 2005  Dal Richards 
 5 November 2002 The Right Honourable Kim Campbell 
 28 May 2002 Arthur Erickson
 30 November 1999 Joseph Segal 
 2 December 1997 Marguerite Ford
 8 July 1997 YWCA
 7 May 1996  Morris Wosk
 22 February 1994 George Woodcock
 28 September 1993 Dr. Pauline Weinstein
 28 September 1993 The Honourable David C. Lam
 2 September 1993 The Vancouver Foundation
 18 June 1992 May Brown
 16 June 1992 Thomas R Berger
 4 June 1991 Fritz Bowers
 19 February 1991 George Wainborn
 19 February 1991 Jack Bell
 17 January 1989 Jack Shadbolt
 12 July 1998 Bill Reid
 12 July 1998 Chief Justice Nathan T. Nemetz
 3 November 1987 Cecil H. Green
 24 March 1987 Rick Hansen
 7 January 1986 Dr. Walter Charles Koerner
 7 January 1986 Dr. Hugh Llewellyn Kennleyside
 7 January 1986 The Honourable Henry P. Bell-Irving
 11 June 1985 John Lecky
 26 April 1983 Duke of Connaught's Own, BC Regiment
 15 December 1981 Stanley Noble Stronge
 18 September 1979 Mary Pack
 29 July 1980 Joseph Cohen
 24 April 1979 Jack Diamond
 14 March 1978 Jean Coulthard
 6 December 1977 Seaforth Highlanders, 15th Field and Artillery Regiment
 9 August 1977 William Orson Banfield
 24 May 1977 Marianne Linnell
 24 May 1977 Thomas McDonald
 17 December 1976 The Honourable John Robert Nicholson
 27 August 1974 Arthur Laing
 23 July 1974 Grace MacInnis
 5 February 1974 Earle Gordon Adams
 10 April 1973 Harold Edward Winch
 13 February 1973 HMCS Discovery
 3 January 1973 Reverend Dr George Turpin
 11 January 1972 Whitford Julain VanDusen
 11 January 1972 Howard Charles Green
 16 December 1970 Reginald Atherton
 16 December 1970 Prentice Bloedel
 30 March 1970 Halford David Wilson
 17 December 1968 The Honourable Clarence Wallace
 1 October 1968 Archbishop William Mark Duke
 27 August 1968 The Honourable George Randolph Pearkes
 16 January 1968 The Honourable Frank MacKenzie Ross
 16 January 1968 Arthur Edward Lord
 20 December 1966 Harvey Reginald MacMillan
 20 December 1966 Bertram Arnold Emery
 29 December 1965 Arnold Alexander Webster
 17 February 1965 Premier William Andrew Cecil Bennett
 29 December 1964 Henry Hubert Stevens
 29 December 1964 Charles Edwin Thompson
 29 December 1964 John Henderson
 21 July 1964 William Boyd McKechnie
 30 December 1963 Frederick John Hume
 17 December 1963 Rufus Charles Gibbs
 17 December 1963 George Torrance Cunningham
 17 December 1963 Jonathan Webster Cornett
 25 September 1962 Oscar Orr
 31 May 1955 Stanley Victor Smith
 16 November 1953 James Skitt Matthews
 1 December 1952 Thomas Brooks
 1 December 1952 James Blackwood
 1 December 1952 George Clark Miller
 16 June 1947 William Merton Neal
 17 March 1947 William Harold Malkin
 12 May 1947 John Bennett
 23 December 1946 The Honourable William Culham Woodward
 2 January 1946 Henry DG Crerar
 29 September 1941 The Honourable Eric Hamber
 30 June 1941 The Right Honourable William Lyon MacKenzie King
 4 January 1939 The Right Honourable Richard Bedford Bennett
 28 March 1938 Lauchlan Alexander Hamilton
 20 August 1936 Sir Edward Beatty, President, CPR
 20 August 1936 Sir Percy Vincent, Lord Mayor of London