TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - As part of the province's Heritage Week
celebrations, the 2012 Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards
will be presented for outstanding contributions to the identification,
preservation, protection and promotion of Ontario's heritage.
The 2012 Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards recognize the
10 individuals will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for volunteer
contributions to the conservation of community heritage over a period
of 25 years or more.
One individual and three groups will receive the Youth Achievement Award
for exceptional voluntary contributions by young people to heritage
conservation. The individual honouree will also receive a $2,000
post-secondary scholarship, jointly funded by the Ontario Heritage
Trust and Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life - sponsors of
the Trust's Young Heritage Leaders program.
Two communities will receive the Community Leadership Award for
exemplary leadership in heritage conservation and promotion.
The City of Guelph and the Municipality of Wawa will be receiving the
Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Community Leadership.
"The outstanding contributions these award recipients have made to
conserve their local heritage and enrich their communities will
resonate for generations to come. I'm pleased to recognize their
— The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
"The volunteers and communities receiving these awards are helping to
keep Ontario's stories alive and meaningful by working to conserve and
promote their heritage. The Ontario Heritage Trust is delighted to see
their accomplishments highlighted with this special honour."
— Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust
"I am thrilled that our City has received this wonderful award and that
three residents from Guelph are also being honoured. This reflects how
our community values protecting its heritage and features that make
— Karen Farbridge, Mayor of Guelph
"Our small community takes much pride in being recognized as a leader in
this field. Acknowledging our culture and heritage was a positive step
that made us look beyond our current challenges. We wish to thank all
those who participated and would like to particularly recognize Johanna
Rowe, local author and historian, who led the project to its
success. We hope that others may learn from our experience."
— Linda Nowicki, Mayor of Wawa
The Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards are administered by
the Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Government of Ontario
dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting
The Lieutenant Governor will present the awards at a Queen's Park
ceremony on February 22, 2013, in the presence of the Chairman of the
Ontario Heritage Trust.
Nominations for the awards are submitted annually by municipal and
regional councils, First Nation band councils, Métis community councils
and schools from across the province to recognize local contributions
to heritage conservation.
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SOURCE: Ontario Heritage Trust
For further information:
Ontario Heritage Trust
Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
City of Guelph
Senior Heritage Planner
Telephone: 519-822-5616, ext. 2496
Municipality of Wawa
Telephone: 705-856-2244, ext. 222
Ontario Heritage Trust
10 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1J3