Richmond Heritage Awards2019 Richmond Heritage Awards
The recipients of this year's Richmond Heritage Awards were announced at the Closing Ceremony of the Richmond Regional Heritage Fair, which took place Saturday, May 11, 2019 in the performance hall of the Richmond Cultural Centre.
These annual awards recognize Richmond individuals and organizations for their dedication to historic places, public history and heritage interpretation.
The 2019 Richmond Heritage Award recipients are:
|The Sea Island Heritage Society for raising public awareness on the history of Sea Island
The Sea Island Heritage Society is a small registered charity dedicated to collecting, cataloguing, recording and disseminating the history of Sea Island in Richmond. The Society was organized in 2001 and meets monthly at the Sea Island Community Centre. It also hosts a few open houses and other events throughout the year.
|Richmond Garden Club for stewarding the Paulik Neighbourhood Park
The Paulik Neighbourhood Park is a six-acre park in the City Centre area which features a 1.5 acre garden. It was a family garden owned by the Paulik family at the beginning of the 1930's. A skilled group of volunteer gardeners from the Richmond Garden Club has been stewarding the Paulik Neighbourhood Park for 11 years and continues to maintain Mrs. Paulik's 28 perennial garden beds.
About the Richmond Heritage Awards
Richmond has a rich heritage that includes buildings, landscapes, artifacts, history and legacy of residents. 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.
For these awards, the public is encouraged to nominate people and/or organizations for their dedication to the preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and promotion of heritage. Some of the efforts that may be recognized include restoring a historic building or landscape, promoting local heritage awareness through education, outreach or advocacy, and contributing to local heritage knowledge by interpretation of places and events.
About the Richmond Regional Heritage Fair
The Richmond Regional Heritage Fair is a showcase of history projects by students from grades 4 to 10. Students research and create projects highlighting some aspect of Canadian history to present to their classmates, parents and others at a school fair. The Richmond Heritage Awards have annually been announced at this event. After the school fairs, some students are invited to take part in one of 13 Regional Fairs across British Columbia including the Richmond Regional Heritage Fair.
This year, three students represented the Richmond region at the 2019 BC Provincial Heritage Fair in Victoria from July 3 to July 7.
The students and projects proudly representing Richmond were:
- Bird watching in BC by Raymond Liu, Grade 4, General Currie Elementary School
- Early Sikh Settlement by Jayden Dulay, Grade 5, Gilmore Elementary School
- Sikh Canadians by Amrit Singh, Grade 9, Cambie Secondary School
For further information, please contact:
Policy Planning Department
Phone: 604-276-4188 Fax: 604-276-4052