Maurice Hall HaycockCanada's Arctic Artist
Maurice Hall Haycock

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An Active Philanthropist:

Haycock was an instructor at the Ottawa School of Art, teaching at Nepean High School in the 1950’s. He was a popular guest speaker at Kiwanis Club and other local community, cultural, educational and recreational institutions. For many years he was known in the amateur radio community as “Doc”, VE3LC, (“three loose connections”) the good natured and dependable operator of phone patches for Arctic dwellers who wished to call home from remote posts such as Alert.

In 1960 Haycock was a co-founder of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra and in 1965 formed the Ottawa Civic Symphony, which later became the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. In February, 1975 at a concert in the National Arts Centre, on the 10th anniversary of the creation Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, Haycock was made an honorary citizen of the City of Ottawa and awarded the key to the City for his contributions in science, art and music. February 24, 1975 was declared “Maurice Haycock Day”.

In 1980 Haycock was the recipient of the distinguished Massey Medal, awarded by the Canadian Geographical Society for geographical and cultural contributions to Canada. In 1986 he received an Honourary Doctorate from Acadia University.

Follow the links to read about the various chapters of his life:
Introduction to the North and to A.Y. Jackson
Scientific Career/ Musical Pursuits
Early Painting/The Call of the North
The Infatuation of the North
An Active Philanthropist
Haycock's Memory
Massey Medal
In 1980 Haycock was the recipient of the distinguished Massey Medal.
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