Heritage Canada Foundation Announces 2008 National Award Winners

    OTTAWA, Sept. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Heritage Canada Foundation today
announced the winners of its National Awards Program, Canada's most
prestigious recognition for achievement and excellence in the field of built
heritage conservation.
    This year's juried award recipients include the Town of Aurora, Ontario,
winner of the Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership, an
award created with the support of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to
encourage and reward sound conservation policies and practices at the
municipal level and, for the first time since its inception, a Honourary
Mention to the Town of Saint-Raymond de Portneuf, Quebec.
    Mr. Julian Smith of Ottawa, Ontario, is the recipient of the prestigious
Gabrielle Léger Award for Lifetime Achievement in Heritage Conservation for
his contribution to the practice and management of heritage conservation in
Canada and Mr. Dinu Bumbaru of Montréal, Québec, is the winner of the
Lieutenant Governor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Heritage
Conservation at the Provincial Level for his lifetime leadership and
commitment to heritage conservation in Québec.
    The 2008 non-juried award recipients include l'Auberge Saint-Antoine in
Quebec City, recipient of a National Achievement Award for its extensive
three-phase architectural and archaeological restoration project as well as
Sen. Pat Carney (Ret.) of British Columbia and Mr. Barry MacDonald of
Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia, as the first-time recipients of the Governors's
Award in recognition of their tireless efforts in bringing about the recent
passage of the federal Act to Protect Heritage Lighthouses.
    The recipients will be celebrated at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony
to be held on Friday, September 26, 2008 at the beautifully restored Théâtre
Impérial in Québec City. (Sen. Carney will be presented with her award at a
special presentation to be held later this year in British Columbia).

    The Heritage Canada Foundation is a national charitable organization
dedicated to the preservation of Canada's built heritage and historic places.

    Click the <a href="http://www.heritagecanada.org/eng/services/awards.html#.national2008">Backgrounder</a> on the 2008 Heritage Canada Foundation National
Award recipients.

For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications,
cquinn@heritagecanada.org, (613) 237-1066 ext 229, Cell (613) 797-7206

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