February 19, 2020
The 35th Annual Preservation Awards
Since 1985 Heritage Winnipeg has been proud to award exceptional heritage projects and individuals at our Annual Preservation Awards. These recognized and awarded projects range from large scale restoration/rehabilitation to more modest (but nonetheless important) preservation work. Through the years, Heritage Winnipeg has recognized over 60 individuals and 130 building projects that have made a huge difference to the community through their commitment to Winnipeg’s built heritage!
On February 18th, 2020, in the midst of Canada’s Heritage Week, we held our 35th Annual Preservation Awards. Many significant nominations were received from projects and persons across the city. The nominations were open to the public, and were evaluated by an independent judging committee. The 2020 Judging Committee was made up of Wins Bridgman (Architect, Bridgman Collaborative), Neil Einarson (Retired; Province of Manitoba Historic Resources), Lisa Gardewine (Heritage Winnipeg Board President), Jim Kacki (Architect/Planner), Murray Peterson (Historical Buildings Officer, City of Winnipeg), and Les Stecheson (Architect).
|Heritage Winnipeg Board Chair Lisa Gardewine presented the award to the Pollard Family, which was accepted by Ryan and John Pollard.|
|Gus Kotulas accepted the award on behalf of Alpha Masonry.|
|David Reghr-Wiens accepted the award for Jilmark Construction.|
|Unit 7 Architecture accepting their award for work on the Fortune Building.|
THE CONGREGATION OF WESTMINSTER UNITED CHURCH located at 745 Westminster Avenue. For their commitment to the sympathetic maintenance and preservation of a historic landmark built in 1910. This work includes the restoration of the historically significant rose window, and the preservation work of the front steps.
|Members of Westminster Church Ted Barnett (Board Chair), and Brandon Johnston (Member of the Property Committee) accept the Conservation Award of Excellence. The award was presented by board member Nancy Klos.|
|Michael Neufeld, from Yarrow Sash & Door, accepting the award for their work on Westminster’s Stained Glass Window.|
|The Redeemed Christian Church of God accepting the award for the restoration work at 635 Sargent Avenue. The award was presented by Heritage Winnipeg board member Greg Agnew.|
|John Neufeld accepting an award for his contracting work on the restoration project at 635 Sargent Avenue)|
|Ed Cuddy and Betty Perry accepted the award on behalf of the City of Winnipeg. The award was presented by Heritage Winnipeg board member Wins Bridgman.|
|PublicCity Architecture, accepting the award for their exceptional design of the St. John’s Library addition and restoration.|
Distinguished Service Award
|Matthew Penner accepted the lifetime achievement award for his father, David Penner. The award was presented by Heritage Winnipeg board member Les Stecheson.|
For her commitment and leadership role in facilitating historic walking tours, and for the endless promotion of Winnipeg’s built heritage. Enthusiastically educating the public on the importance of conservation, and encouraging others to see what a valuable asset our built heritage is to the community.
|Sabrina Janke accepting the Heritage Winnipeg Youth Award, presented by Heritage Winnipeg board member Nick Hasiuk.|
For his commitment and leadership role as a long-standing volunteer on the Westminster Church Property Committee, and for going above and beyond to promote and contribute to the protection, rehabilitation, and preservation of a landmark heritage building in Winnipeg.
|Brandon Johnston, member of Westminster Church’s property committee, accepting a youth award from Manitoba Heritage Minister and Heritage Winnipeg board member Barbara Meyers.|
In recognition of his leadership role with Alston Properties to restore and rehabilitate heritage buildings, such as the Porter building and the James Avenue Pumping Station in the Exchange District, a national historic site. Recognizing the needs of the community through his commitment to heritage conservation and redevelopment.
|Bryce Alston accepting his Heritage Winnipeg Youth Award, presented by city councillor and Heritage Winnipeg board member John Orlikow.|
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! The 35th Annual Preservation Awards were generously sponsored by: