Richmond Heritage Awards
2018 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 on Saturday, May 12, 2018 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 2018 Richmond Heritage Award recipients are:
Mr. Reiner Siperko and Mr. Bob Hodder
The Kimura Building
For the retention and re-use of the original concrete murals from the old Gulf and Fraser Fisherman's Credit Union in the new mixed-use development called "The Kimura Building". The site is located at the northwest corner of Chatham Street and 3rd Avenue in Steveston Village. When the site was redeveloped, the murals were salvaged and incorporated into the design of the new building.
Steveston Historical Society
Walking Tour Vignettes Program
A five-part theatrical production that takes place during a walking tour of historic Steveston. Students from Hugh McRoberts Secondary School perform five short plays about living and working in Steveston in the year 1917. The program first launched in summer 2017 as part of the Canada 150 celebration and is happening again this year. The program celebrates the history of Steveston and engages youth with heritage.
Mr. John Campbell
Social Media Program Development
A volunteer with the Friends of the Richmond Archives, for his on-going efforts and dedication to develop two social media programs, "Friends of the Richmond Archives" Facebook page and "Outside the Box" blog. He has worked diligently to educate, intrigue and involve residents in the community's heritage and preservation. He has volunteered over 500 hours of his time annually to these social media programs.
About the Richmond Heritage Awards
Richmond has a rich heritage that includes buildings, landscapes, artifacts, residents and their histories. 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 interpreting 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. 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. Following the Regional Fairs, some students are chosen to showcase their projects at the Provincial Heritage Fair.
For further information, please contact:
Heritage Planner, Policy Planning Department