Lt.-Gov. Anita R. Neville will present the Lieutenant Governor’s Historical Preservation and Promotion awards at 5 p.m. today at Government House to four Manitobans for their meritorious service in the preservation and promotion of the province’s history and heritage.
This year’s award recipients are:
- Douglas (Doug) Evans (Winnipeg);
- Nelson Gerrard (Arborg);
- Richard (Dick) Remus (Emerson); and
- Mackenzie Stewart (Clandeboye).
“It is such a pleasure to celebrate the contributions of today’s honourees and their tireless dedication in preserving and promoting the history of this great province,” said Neville. “Through the creation of events and programs to engage with communities large and small, the writing of books for the benefit of future generations, and so much more, these outstanding individuals ensure Manitoba’s rich history is kept alive.”
The Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) receives award nominations from the public and recommends up to five people to receive awards each year, two of which will be reserved for emerging historians (mid-30s and younger). Nominations are welcome at any time.
Further details about the award program, along with a nomination form, are available on the MHS website at www.mhs.mb.ca and can additionally be accessed through the lieutenant-governor’s website at www.manitobalg.ca.
For more information, contact: Gordon Goldsborough, 204-782-8829, or Kate Gameiro, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, 204-945-2752