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