TORONTO, Ontario February 14, 2014 /Canada NewsWire/ - Next week, the Honourable David C. Onley will present the 2013 Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards for outstanding contributions to the identification, preservation, protection and promotion of Ontario's heritage.
"Each year, volunteers play an integral role in conserving the heritage of this province. I'm pleased to recognize the achievements of these dedicated individuals who have made outstanding contributions to keeping our history alive for the benefit of future generations." - The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Recipients of the 2013 Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards include:
- 18 individuals receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for volunteer contributions to the conservation of community heritage over a period of 25 years or more.
- 32 young people (one individual and one group) receiving the Youth Achievement Award for exceptional voluntary contributions to heritage conservation. The individual honouree will also receive a $2,000 post-secondary scholarship, jointly funded by the Ontario Heritage Trust and Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life - sponsors of the Trust's Young Heritage Leaders program.
The Lieutenant Governor will present the awards at a Queen's Park ceremony on February 21, 2014. This presentation is part of the province's annual celebrations marking Heritage Week.
"The Ontario Heritage Trust is delighted to see these individuals receive special recognition from the Lieutenant Governor for their achievements in heritage conservation. It is the hope of the Trust that the impressive accomplishments of these volunteers will encourage others to follow in their footsteps." - Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust
- The Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards are administered by the Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage.
- Nominations for the awards are submitted annually by municipal and regional councils, First Nation band councils, Métis community councils and schools from across the province to recognize local contributions to heritage conservation.
- See the 2013 Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award recipients backgrounder.
- For additional information on the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards, including how to submit nominations, visit www.heritagetrust.on.ca or www.lt.gov.on.ca.
The Ontario Heritage Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage.
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