The exhibit 'Powwow! Ohcîwin the Origins' recognized at the 2022 Heritage Awards. (From left to right) Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery exhibitions co-ordinator Kim Verrier, Minister of Culture Ron Orr, and co-curator and co-creator fo the exhibit Marrisa Mitsuing. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery exhibit wins provincial award

An exhibit at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery has received provincial recognition.

Last week the provincial government presented the 2022 Alberta Heritage Awards, which honour the contributions of individuals, organizations, businesses, Indigenous communities and municipalities actively engaged in heritage preservation and appreciation in the following categories: Outstanding Achievement, Heritage Conservation and Heritage Awareness.

The exhibit Powwow! Ohcîwin the Origins by Patrick and Marrisa Mitsuing and the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery was among the award recipients for Heritage Awareness.

Currently the exhibit is now travelling and is on display at Musée Héritage Museum in St. Albert.

A total of 81 awards have been presented to recipients from across the province since the program was reintroduced in 2005.

“The history of Alberta is both fascinating and inspiring. I’m proud to honour the people and organizations who work so passionately and diligently to preserve our heritage for future generations. Their dedication will help ensure that our stories continue to be told and remembered for years to come,” said Minister of Culture Ron Orr.



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