Heritage award nominations open until Jan. 7

Awards recognizing B.C. conservation efforts presented during Heritage Week in February

The nomination deadline for the 35th Heritage BC Annual Awards has been extended to Jan. 7.

The Heritage BC Annual Awards program recognizes outstanding and significant achievements in heritage conservation in communities across B.C.

They emphasize best practices and high standards in heritage conservation, based on the national standards and guidelines for the conservation of historic places in Canada, as well as innovation and commitment to heritage conservation that also contributes to environmental, economic, social, and/or cultural sustainability.

There are opportunities available in four categories: heritage conservation; heritage education and awareness; heritage planning and management, and the Ruby Nobbs volunteer award.

There are three different levels for the awards categories: outstanding achievement, honour and recognition.

Projects nominated for an award must have been completed within the past three calendar years.

Last year’s award winners include the Hands on Heritage project completed by the Langley Heritage Society, the renovation of York Theatre in Vancouver and the restoration of Central Elementary School in Kelowna.

The awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony and Gala during Heritage Week in February.

Nomination forms are available online at heritagebc.ca.