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Richmond calls for heritage award nominations

The City of Richmond is recognizing the city’s heritage in the Richmond’s Heritage Awards.

Do you know of any special accomplishments of individuals and organizations who have contributed to preserving and promoting Richmond’s heritage? The City of Richmond’s Heritage Commission is encouraging the public to submit nominations for the 2011 Richmond Heritage Awards. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Monday, April 11.

To nominate, send the Heritage Commission a brief a one-page summary describing the role of the nominee and the scope of their contribution. Include your name, address and telephone number, as well as the name, address and telephone number of the nominee. Submit via email to terry.brunette@richmond.ca; fax to 604-276-4052 or mail to Terry Brunette, Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C., V6Y 1R9.

Some examples of qualifying work include restoring, maintaining or adaptively re-using a heritage building, its interior or special architectural features; preserving or maintaining a heritage landscape; promoting local heritage; furthering the knowledge of Richmond’s heritage or interpreting the past; and advocating for heritage issues or promoting heritage awareness. There are no set criteria or limits on the nominations.

The annual Richmond Heritage Awards are to be presented at the Richmond Delta Regional Heritage Fair’s Closing Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 7 at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, call 604-276-4279 or email terry.brunette@richmond.ca.

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