The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation's Heritage Awards Program recognizes significant contributions of individuals, teams, organizations, corporations, congregations, institutions, municipalities, First Nations and Metis Settlements to the protection, preservation and promotion of Alberta's heritage. Heritage awards are presented every two years.
In 2012, the AHRF Award winners were honoured at a celebration held on Friday, November 30 at the McKay Avenue School in Edmonton.
The 2012 award winners were:
Kermith Anderson of Scandia, Judith Ann (Miller) Carleton of Blackfalds and Jack Manson of Thorsby were presented with Outstanding Achievement Awards
Catherine Cole of Edmonton received the Heritage Awareness Award.
Heritage Conservation Awards were presented to the Town of High River, the Lacombe and District Historical Society and the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert.
The City of Lacombe was also recognized for work on the city’s multi-phased Heritage Management Program with the presentation of the Municipal Heritage Preservation Award.
For more information about the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, please visit: http://culture.alberta.ca/ahrf/default.aspx
Heritage Conservation Award
Projects nominated in this category are those that demonstrate sustained commitment and outstanding contribution to the conservation of historic places in Alberta. This award recognizes excellence in the preservation, restoration or rehabilitation of a historic place having local, regional or provincial significance as well as excellence in architecture, engineering or craftsmanship.
Heritage Awareness Award
Projects nominated in this category have made outstanding contributions to local, regional or provincial history through: innovative programs that educate, interpret or promote public awareness of Alberta's history excellence in research, writing or publishing
Municipal Heritage Preservation Award
This award recognizes a municipal government which has demonstrated exemplary commitment to heritage conservation through its identification, protection and promotion of municipal historic resources.
Outstanding Achievement Award
This award recognizes an individual's exemplary and long-term leadership and contribution to the preservation and presentation of Alberta's history. Nominees should have a minimum of 10 years involvement with heritage in the province and have made personal contributions to the field well beyond the responsibilities of any heritage related employment. Their efforts to preserve, promote, interpret or otherwise encourage heritage preservation and awareness should demonstrate either exceptional diversity or high achievement. Achievements must be identifiable as provincial in scope and have resulted to improved public understanding and appreciation of Alberta's heritage