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Nominations now open for provincial Heritage Awards

The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation is asking Albertans to help honour outstanding contributions in heritage preservation.

Awarded every two years, the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Heritage Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of Albertans engaged in heritage preservation, protection and promotion.

Awards are presented in four categories: Heritage Conservation, Heritage Awareness, Municipal Heritage Preservation and Outstanding Achievement. The Heritage Conservation category has been expanded for 2014 and nominations will now be accepted for projects involving the conservation and interpretation of palaeontological and archaeological resources. Self-nominations will also be accepted.

“In communities across the province, the richness of our history is vibrantly alive for Albertans today and for the future,” says Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Culture.” I encourage all Albertans to nominate a hometown heritage hero for a Heritage Award and help us recognize those who are helping to preserve our past for a stronger tomorrow.”

The 2014 Heritage Awards will be presented in conjunction with Alberta Culture’s Municipal Heritage Forum. The awards ceremony will take place at the Forum’s opening reception in Red Deer, October 16 with forum sessions hosted in nearby Lacombe, October 16 and 17.

Since 2005, 33 awards have been presented recognizing the outstanding contributions of individuals, organizations, municipalities and businesses in heritage preservation and conservation.

Full details and nomination forms are available online. Deadline for nomination is July 15.

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