Lieutenant Governor Presents Ontario Heritage Awards



    TORONTO, Feb. 21 /CNW/ - Nineteen individuals and three youth groups are
recipients of the annual Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for
outstanding achievements to preserve, protect and promote Ontario's heritage.
    The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and The
Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust,
presented the awards today at a Queen's Park ceremony, as part of the
province's Heritage Week celebrations.
    "Through passion and hard work, these volunteers have made a lasting
contribution to heritage conservation in Ontario," said Mr. Onley. "I am
pleased to present these awards in recognition of their achievements - which
benefit both their communities and the province as a whole."
    Of the honourees, 18 are recipients of the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario
Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement, which recognizes individuals for
volunteer contributions to conserving community heritage over a period of
25 years or more. One individual and three groups are recipients of the
Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement, for
exceptional voluntary contributions by young people to heritage conservation.
The recipient of the individual award for youth achievement also receives a
$2,000 scholarship to assist with future post-secondary education.
    "The Lieutenant Governor's awards recognize volunteers for outstanding
accomplishments to preserve our precious and irreplaceable heritage," said Mr.
Alexander. "By working to keep our heritage alive, they have enriched the
beauty of our communities and enhanced the cultural experiences available to
our citizens."
    Established last year, the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards
are awarded through the Ontario Heritage Trust's annual Young Heritage Leaders
and Heritage Community Recognition programs. Great-West Life, London Life and
Canada Life are proud sponsors of the Young Heritage Leaders program.
Information on the Trust's recognition programs is available at
www.heritagetrust.on.ca. To learn more about the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario
Heritage Awards, visit www.lt.gov.on.ca.
    "Today, we are honouring volunteers who exemplify the theme for Heritage
Week, which this year is Engaging Citizens in Community Conservation," said
Aileen Carroll, Minister of Culture. "The Lieutenant Governor's Ontario
Heritage Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to heritage conservation
across our province."

    The Ontario Heritage Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario,
dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's
heritage.

    A list of recipients and their nominating municipal council, regional
council or school is attached. For more information about the recipients and
their achievements, please contact the office of the nominating council or
school.

    
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    2007 Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award recipients and
    nominating councils or schools:

    Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement

    -   Julia Beck, City of London

    -   Robert Cardwell, City of Kingston

    -   Charles Fairbank, Lambton County

    -   Dr. Grant Head, City of Hamilton

    -   Marion Holman, Regional Municipality of Niagara

    -   James Holmes, City of Mississauga

    -   Alice Hughes, Village of Merrickville-Wolford

    -   J. Peter Hvidsten, Township of Scugog

    -   Patricia Malicki, City of Windsor

    -   Nena Marsden, Town of Georgina

    -   Sally Martyn, Municipality of Central Elgin

    -   Fay McClelland, Township of Johnson

    -   Dr. W. John McIntyre, Town of Aurora

    -   Wilma Morrison, City of Niagara Falls

    -   Helen Poulis, Township of King

    -   Alex Raeburn, Town of Caledon

    -   Audrey Scott, City of Brantford

    -   Brian Winter, Town of Whitby


    Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement

    Individual award and scholarship recipient

    -   Janine Fernandes, Town of Aurora

    Group awards

    -   Cameron Street Public School Environment Club, Town of Collingwood

    -   "Wall of Valour" Students - Perth and District Collegiate Institute,
        Town of Perth

    -   "We Remember our Fallen WWII Soldiers" Students, Port Perry High
        School
    





For further information:

For further information: Catrina Colme, Marketing and Communications
Coordinator, Ontario Heritage Trust, Telephone: (416) 325-5074, E-mail:
catrina.colme@heritagetrust.on.ca; Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Director, Office of
the Lieutenant Governor, Telephone: (416) 325-7780, E-mail:
nanda.casuccibyrne@ontario.ca


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