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City invites Heritage Award nominations for outstanding conservation efforts

November 10 2016

Hotel Georgia, 2013 Heritage Award winner

Nominations are now being accepted for the City of Vancouver Heritage Awards, which recognize the accomplishments of individuals and organizations that have furthered the goal of heritage conservation, awareness, or other efforts in the city.

Nominations may be submitted for:

  1. Heritage conservation including:
    • Restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive re-use, or continued maintenance of a heritage building or structure, a significant interior of a heritage building, or characteristic features of a heritage building or structure
    • Use of innovative engineering techniques or restoration/conservation methods in upgrading a heritage building or structure (including seismic upgrading)
    • Preservation of a heritage landscape or natural feature
  2. Advocacy by a group or individual in preserving a heritage site or addressing broader heritage issues
  3. A publication, education program (including website development), exhibit, or activity that promotes heritage conservation
  4. Efforts in community or neighbourhood revitalization tied to heritage conservation, public awareness, planning or other management initiatives.

Projects must have been completed within the past six years and not have previously received a City of Vancouver Heritage Award.

The award recipients will be selected by an independent jury made up of three members of the Vancouver Heritage Commission and two members of the public. A list of members selected to serve on the awards jury will be made available on the website by mid-December.

The deadline for nominations is February 6, 2017.

Learn more and nominate a project

The Heritage Awards will be presented in spring 2017. The awards are presented every other year, mostly recently in 2015.

Background

The City of Vancouver oversees a comprehensive heritage management program to help protect, restore, and rehabilitate as many sites as possible. Initiatives such as the Heritage Awards help increase the visibility of Vancouver's significant historical sites, and public awareness and appreciation of our built heritage and history.