Heritage Award 2022

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2022

The City of Nelson is now accepting applications and nominations for its annual Heritage Award, which honours individuals, businesses or organizations who have made an outstanding contribution towards the preservation and/or promotion of Nelson's heritage. The winner, who will receive a $1000 honorarium, will be announced in December.  

“We’re fortunate to be surrounded by such phenomenal heritage resources in Nelson,” says Astrid Heyerdahl, Chair of the Heritage Working Group. "Heritage extends beyond the stunning Victorian and Art Deco buildings and valuable industrial sites throughout our city. Heritage also refers to Indigenous sites, cultural traditions, storytelling, plants and trees, creeks and fish, craft-making, and knowledge passed from generation to generation —these are all vital examples of our heritage that make up the diversity and beauty of our area.  We’re thankful for those before us who’ve insisted on saving valuable sites and stories, the people who carry on this important work, and to the City of Nelson for recognizing the individuals and organizations who make it their life’s work to bring our diverse heritage and history to life.” 

The City’s Heritage Working Group established this award to recognize and publicly appreciate individuals, groups, businesses, or other organizations who have demonstrated leadership in heritage restoration, renewal, or promotion and to acknowledge the contribution heritage makes to the City of Nelson’s vitality, well-being, and identity. Previous recipients include the Nelson CARES Society for their restoration of Ward Street Place, Touchstones Nelson, Joern Wingender, Peter Bartl, Greg Scott, Cartolina, and the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce. 

Deadline for submissions is October 31st. Please contact Joy Barrett, the City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Officer, at cultural@nelson.ca for an application/nomination form.

Joy Barrett
Cultural Development Officer, City of Nelson

Tel: 250-354-9169