Richmond Heritage AwardsRichmond has a rich heritage that includes historic buildings, cultural and natural heritage landscapes, artifacts, and oral and written histories, all of which contribute to our shared community identity.
An important way by which the City recognizes people and organizations for their heritage efforts is through the Richmond Heritage Awards, organized by the Richmond Heritage Commission.
2020 Richmond Heritage Awards
The recipients of this year's Richmond Heritage Awards were announced at the City Council meeting held on Monday, December 7, 2020. These annual awards recognize the accomplishments of Richmond individuals and organizations for their dedication to:
- Preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or adaptive reuse of a historic place, such as a building or structure, or conservation of a cultural or natural heritage landscape.
- Promotion or awareness of local heritage through education, outreach or advocacy.
- Contribution to local knowledge of heritage in public history or interpretation projects.
The Richmond Museum Society, for their contribution to public history and heritage education through their recently launched Self-Guided Historical Walking Tours at Terra Nova and Brighouse, undertaken as a part of a new Covid-19 outreach initiative.
Richmond Museum Society Greg Walker (right) with Golmehr Kazari (left) of the Richmond
The Richmond Hospital Healthcare Auxiliary, for their contribution to the conservation of historic places through their volunteer-led efforts to begin restoration of the protected heritage building known as the "Steveston Methodist Church" which is now home to the Auxiliary's Thrift Shop at 3711 and 3731 Chatham Street.
|Richmond Hospital/Healthcare Auxiliary Thrift Shop Ursula Van Duin|
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Planner 2, Policy Planning Department