Nominations now open for BC Heritage Awards

Heritage BC’s Awards recognize best practices and high standards in heritage conservation

Know someone or a group that has done some outstanding heritage restoration or conservation over the last year?

Then you might want to submit their names to the 29th Heritage BC Awards for consideration in any of four categories: Heritage Conservation; Heritage Education and Awareness; Heritage Planning and Management, and the Ruby Nobbs Volunteer Award.

There are also different levels for the awards categories: Outstanding Achievement, Honour, and Recognition.

“Heritage BC’s Awards recognize best practices and high standards in heritage conservation, based on the national Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada,” says an HBC release.

“The awards also emphasize innovation and commitment to heritage conservation that also contributes to environmental, economic, social, and/or cultural sustainability.”

Says HBC Executive Director Kathryn Malloy, “We are especially proud of the addition of climate change mitigation and adaptation to this year’s criteria, offering opportunity for projects to showcase how heritage buildings can be models of energy efficiency and climate action.”

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

Heritage BC award winners receive a special framed certificate, acknowledgement on the HBC website and in all its publications.

Awards will be presented at a ceremony and gala to be held in Vancouver during Heritage Week this February. Nominations can be submitted online at heritagebc.ca until Friday, Dec. 18.