TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - As part of the province's Heritage Week
celebrations, the 2010 Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards
will be presented for outstanding contributions to the identification,
preservation, protection and promotion of Ontario's heritage.
"By working to conserve local heritage, these award recipients have made
important contributions to enhancing the quality of life in their
communities," said the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor
of Ontario. "I'm delighted to recognize their achievements."
The Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards recognize achievements
in three categories:
10 individuals will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for volunteer
contributions to conserving community heritage over a period of 25
years or more
One individual and two 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 recipients of these awards have made exceptional contributions to
conserving Ontario's heritage," said Dr. Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman
of the Ontario Heritage Trust. "We are pleased to see them receive
special recognition from the Lieutenant Governor."
The Town of Cobourg and the City of Peterborough will be receiving the
Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Community Leadership.
The City of Brampton will be recognized with an honourable mention.
"I am honoured to receive this award on behalf of the many volunteers in
this community who have worked hard over the years to protect and
preserve our town's history," said Cobourg Mayor Gil Brocanier. "As
part of the Town's Strategic Vision, resources were invested with the
goal of creating one of Ontario's leading heritage programs. Our
community currently has over 700 properties on our Heritage Register
allowing us to move forward with the confidence that our resources are
"I am delighted that the City of Peterborough has been chosen as a
recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for
Community Leadership," said Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett. "This recognition represents a wonderful acknowledgment of the spirit of
generations of people in helping to create a prosperous and sustainable
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 25, 2011, with the Chairman of the Ontario
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:
Chief of Staff
Town of Cobourg:
City of Peterborough:
Erik R. Hanson
Heritage Resources Coordinator
Telephone: 705-742-7777 ext. 1489