TORONTO, Nov. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - At a special ceremony held in Toronto yesterday evening, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales awarded Heritage Canada Foundation's PRINCE OF WALES PRIZE for Municipal Heritage Leadership to the City of Edmonton. Mayor Stephen Mandel, heritage planners Robert Geldart and David Holdsworth were on hand to accept the Prize.
"We are thrilled with His Royal Highness' ongoing interest in the Heritage Canada Foundation and in our National Awards Program," said Natalie Bull, HCF's executive director. "The Heritage Canada Foundation's Prince of Wales Prize reflects HRH's commitment to architecture and the built environment, and sets a standard in Canada for municipalities committed to protecting their heritage resources."
Mayor Stephen Mandel is proud that Edmonton's work on heritage issues is being recognized at a national level. "We're a relatively young city and in recent years, we, as a community, have developed a greater appreciation for the importance of our architectural history," he said.
The Heritage Canada Foundation is Canada's National Trust - a membership-based, charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Canada's built heritage and historic places.
Since 1973, HCF's National Awards Program has recognized individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions to heritage conservation. HRH The Prince of Wales agreed in 1999 to lend his title to the creation of a prize to be awarded annually to a municipal government which has demonstrated its strong and sustained commitment to the conservation of its historic resources as a means to stimulate the cultural, social and economic health of its communities. Prize winning municipalities receive a bronze plaque, a framed certificate and a flag emblazoned with the insignias of The Prince of Wales and the Heritage Canada Foundation.
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