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P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Awards presented in two-part ceremony

Lennox Island band member Julie Pellissier-Lush has published her second book, Mi’kmaq Campfire Stories of Prince Edward Island.
Lennox Island band member Julie Pellissier-Lush, displaying her book Mi’kmaq Campfire Stories of Prince Edward Island, earned the Boyde Beck Memorial Award at the P.E.I. Heritage Awards on Feb. 19. - Dave Stewart
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

P.E.I. residents and groups have been recognized with P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation Awards.

The awards are presented each year to individuals or groups in recognition of their contribution to heritage on P.E.I.

“Islanders hold their history and heritage close to their hearts,” said Matthew McRae, executive director of the P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation in a news release announcing the winners. “There are so many people across this province who work hard every day to preserve and protect our past, striving to keep our heritage alive and meaningful in the present. The Heritage Awards are our chance to honour these Islanders and their achievements.”

The awards were presented to the recipients over two nights this year to allow for COVID-19 social distancing. The presentations, which were held at Beaconsfield Carriage House in Charlottetown, took place Feb. 18-19.

Anyone interested can watch both events on Facebook Live on the P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PEIMuseum

2021 Heritage Award winners

Award of Honour — Nature PEI

Wendell Boyle Award —Culture Summerside for the Culture Summerside 2020 Ghostwalk

Volunteer of the year —Louis Cooper

Boyde Beck Memorial Award —Julie Pellissier-Lush

Publication of the year — J. Clinton Morrison for Logjams and Widow-Makers

Natural Heritage Activity Award — Sharon Clark, Alma Currie and Ron Arvidson for their work on the Birding on P.E.I. Facebook page

Irene Rogers Architectural Award — Lori Pendleton

Heritage Recognition Awards

Tara Maloney - for her work on Tara Maloney House

The Summerside and Area Historical Society – for the photo exhibit of the Historic Holman Department Store

Randy Arsenault – for his work on the Cascumpec General Store, Antiques and Collectables

Paul Coles – for his work restoring 15 Hillsborough Street

P.E.I. Association for Newcomers to Canada – for their work preserving and celebrating Island heritage

Myron Matheson – for preserving the history of CN Rail in P.E.I.

Timothy Archer and Ricky Lee – for their work restoring the Music at the Manse building and turning it into a music venue

The Resort Municipality of Cavendish – for their work on Montgomery Park

Maxine Delaney – for restoring Clifford’s House

Dale MacAusland – for MacAusland’s Woolen Mills

Jody Jesso – for her work in genealogy

Dan McAskill, Jim Hornby and Aggi-Rose Reddin – for their work creating the Hillsborough River interactive virtual map

Hung-Min Chiang – for his dedication and contribution to Island heritage

Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors Inc. – for sharing and preserving Mi’kmaq history through performance and storytelling

Brenda Jones – for Medicinal Herbs of Eastern Canada: A Picture Manual

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