Heritage Awards


Heritage Award Nominations are now OPEN!

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

For 2024, the Community Heritage Commission recognizes individuals, organizations, and sites, from either the private or public sector that have contributed to the heritage and/or history of Maple Ridge.  

Nomination Categories 

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. The categories for nominees are:

  • Heritage Site Award: Recognizes a well maintained and/or restored public or private building, site, or physical feature with historic value that is identified on the Heritage Inventory, Register, or is Designated.
  • History Hero Award: Recognizes the achievements of an individual or group that have contributed to the recognition of Maple Ridge in its historical context.
  • Sheila Nickols Award: Recognizes an individual or group who has helped maintain Maple Ridge heritage through efforts in sharing historical facts, stories, and memories with others, or for work that preserves historic objects, documents or information.
  • Stewardship of a Community Cultural Asset Award: Recognizes an individual or group who conserves a physical area, practices, expressions, knowledge and/or skills to advance the appreciation and understanding of a community cultural asset. 
  • Youth Heritage Award: Recognizes a young person or group (25 or under) and their contributions to the heritage conservation community. 

How To Nominate

To nominate an individual, group, or organization, please following this link to the nomination form: https://documents.mapleridge.ca/Forms/heritageNominations

Heritage Awards Night

The evening to celebrate Heritage Award winners and nominees will take place on Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 at the Albion Community Centre. The Albion Community Centre is located at 24165 104 Avenue, Maple Ridge. The doors will open at 6:30pm and the event will start at 7:00pm.


If you have any questions about past Heritage Awards or how to nominate a person, organization, or place for 2023, please contact:
Krista Gowan (Staff Liaison) by email or phone: 604-467-7304.

Past Heritage Award Winners

Previous Heritage Award Winners (PDF)