Heritage awards open

If you know of a project or person that has helped to preserve heritage within Red Deer or Red Deer County, now is the time to nominate them for the Red Deer Heritage Recognition Awards.

If you know of a project or person that has helped to preserve heritage within Red Deer or Red Deer County, now is the time to nominate them for the Red Deer Heritage Recognition Awards.

Nominations opened for the 10th annual awards last week and are open until March 30. The awards are sponsored by the City of Red Deer Heritage Preservation Committee and recognize those who demonstrate excellence in preserving the heritage of their community.

This year, the committee has introduced a new category that recognizes non-professional youth under the age of 25 who have made a special contribution to heritage. There are a number of other categories available to nominate someone under.

The awards presentations will take place on June 22 at the Old Timers Pioneer Lodge.

Nomination forms are available at the City of Red Deer Culture Services Centre and Red Deer County office. Forms can also be found on both their websites, www.redddeer.ca/culture and www.rdcounty.ca.

“Heritage preservation can be understood in a variety of ways, including promotion of heritage, education and advocacy, the rehabilitation of a historic building, the conservation of an heirloom garden, or through the celebration of stories about people or places in our community,” said Vandy Bowyer, chairperson for the Heritage Preservation Committee.

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