Heritage Winnipeg’s Annual Preservation Awards

Since 1985, Heritage Winnipeg, a non profit, charitable organization established in 1978, has celebrated the Annual Preservation Awards event which seeks to recognize those people and/or building projects dedicated to the protection, restoration and conservation of Winnipeg’s built heritage. The Annual Preservation Awards are presented in three categories: Heritage Conservation, Distinguished Service and Youth.

Heritage Conservation Award

This award recognizes special efforts of specific projects to protect, conserve and reuse structures of high historic or architectural value. It may be awarded for commercial, institutional or residential projects, involving the sensitive and adaptive use and/or re-use of the structure, providing for their long-term sustainability. The award can acknowledge both building owners and professionals involved in the project. Structures do NOT need to be designated (on the City of Winnipeg’s List of Historical Resources).

Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes the special contribution of individuals or organizations that have gone beyond professional duties and demonstrated a concerted effort and leadership in protecting, conserving, promoting or communicating the historic and/or architectural values of Winnipeg’s built heritage.

Youth Award

This award recognizes the special contribution of an individual under the age of thirty that has gone beyond professional duties and demonstrated a concerted effort and leadership in protecting, conserving, promoting or communicating the historic and/or architectural values of Winnipeg’s built heritage.

The 36th Annual Preservation Awards

Deadline for nominations is Friday, January 15th, 2021!

NOMINATION FORM

Projects completed in 2020 are eligible. Photos of the project (before, during, after) and an on site judging committee tour will be required. Projects will be evaluated based on the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.

The actions of individuals and organizations, up to and including 2020 are eligible.

Questions regarding the requirements for a nomination may be directed to Cindy Tugwell, Executive Director of Heritage Winnipeg, at cindy@heritagewinnipeg.com or 204-942-2663.

All nominees will be acknowledged at the event with the winners receiving a framed certificate and online recognition. The event will be held during National Heritage Week in February 2021 with details to be announced closer to the event.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 35th Annual Preservation Awards!

Commercial Conservation Award of Excellence
Fortune Block at 230 Main Street
Westminster United Church at 745 Westminster Avenue

Institutional Conservation Award of Excellence
Redeemed Christian Church of God at 635 Sargent Avenue
St. John’s Library at 500 Salter Street

Distinguished Service Award
David Penner

Youth Award
Sabrina Janke
Brandon Johnston
Bryce Alston

Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated the champions of Winnipeg’s built heritage on February 18th, 2020. Special thanks to ThinkShift hosting the awards ceremony at the James Avenue Pumping Station! Be sure to read the Heritage Winnipeg Blog for a full recap of the event. The 35th Annual Preservation Awards were generously sponsored by:

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