The City of Maple Ridge Heritage Awards are given out each year by the Community Heritage Commission in recognition of special initiatives, accomplishments and projects that have advanced heritage conservation and awareness in our community. However, to comply with BC Public Health Orders and for safety of the community, the Community Heritage Commission is planning to take a different, digital, approach for recognizing stewards and sites of heritage in 2021.
For 2021, the Community Heritage Commission is seeking to digitally, recognize individuals, organizations, and sites, from either the private or public sector that have contributed to the heritage and/or history of Maple Ridge. The Community Heritage Committee is considering creating short videos that recognize stewards and heritage sites within Maple Ridge.
Nominees may be proposed for their long-term dedication to heritage, for a single effort that made a notable difference, for leadership and vision in educating the public, or for a project or action that had a positive outcome for built heritage in Maple Ridge. Some suggested categories for nominees are:
- Heritage Site: Recognizes a well maintained and restored public and private building, a physical area noted for its significance over time, or a community feature with historic value.
Youth Heritage: Recognizes a young person and their contributions to the heritage conservation community. An example could be a project that was completed for school that highlights Maple Ridge’s heritage and/or history.
History Hero: Recognizes the achievements of someone that have contributed to the recognition of Maple Ridge in its historical context.
How to NominateAny person may make a nomination. To do so, please fill in the online nomination form here.
Deadline for nominations is Sunday, November 22, 2020 at midnight.
Heritage Week 2021
recognition videos will be promoted during Heritage Week in February 2021.
If you have any questions about past Heritage Awards or how to nominate a person, organization, or place for 2021, please contact:
Krista Gowan (Staff Liaison) by email or phone: 604-467-7304.
Past Heritage Award Winners
Previous Heritage Award Winners (PDF)