Heritage Awards

Awards Night

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2023 Heritage Awards on Friday, February 24 at 7:00pm at the Hammond Community Centre located at 20601 Westfield Ave, Maple Ridge.

2023 Heritage Award Winners

 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 2023, 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.  

  • Heritage Site Award: The Whitehead Property, located at 11406 205 Street
  • History Hero Award: Haunted History BC
  • Sheila Nickols Award: Tom Little & Jillian Smith
  • Stewardship of a Community Cultural Asset Award: Wild & Immersive
  • Youth Heritage Award: Shengbin Li, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Shaohua (Aaron) Dong
  • Heritage Commendation: Fred Braches

Posters of Award Winners

To view the posters of each heritage award winner, please click HERE.

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

Nominations are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations! 


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)

 To view the 2022 Heritage Award Video, click the image below.
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To view the Family History Groups project " On the River: The Fishing Industry in Maple Ridge" click HERE.