Category: Awards, Grants & Scholarships
Regina Tornado Art and Heritage Legacy Project, which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1912 Regina Tornado throughout 2012 and will significantly enhance and support the Regina Plains Museum’s existing exhibit on the 1912 Regina Tornado, our new interactive exhibit and our virtual gallery at www.reginatornado.ca.
The Regina Tornado Legacy Group is looking for artists to submit proposals for sculptural or mural installations that will be permanently installed in Regina’s downtown and warehouse district, to help commemorate the community spirit that helped re-build Regina following the 1912 Tornado. First deadline is March 9, 2012.
For more information or to submit a proposal, click on this link: http://www.heritagesask.ca/news_and_events?n=436
City of Regina 2012 Municipal Heritage Awards Program
The City of Regina is now accepting nominations for its 2012 Municipal Heritage Awards Program.
Nominations will be accepted for projects undertaken and/or completed in the current (2011) or preceding (2010) year. The deadline to nominate is Monday, October 31, 2011.
The Municipal Heritage Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations that have enhanced Regina's quality of life through the safeguarding and promotion of our city's built heritage.
To download the brochure and application form please visit the City of Regina website.
Call for Nominations – Heritage Canada Foundation Awards
The Heritage Canada Foundation is seeking nominations for the National Awards Program, which recognize outstanding achievement by an individual or group. This year it will be held in Newfoundland and Labrador. Categories include:
* Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership
For information on nomination procedures and past award recipients, visit our website at www.heritagecanada.org. Deadline for nominations is April 30, 2010.
2010 Muncipal Heritage Awards
Also a week and a half ago, the 2010 Municipal Heritage Award winners were announced. The awards program was established in 1984 to recognize individuals or organizations that have enhanced the quality of life in Regina by demonstrating commitment to the conservation of Regina’s heritage. This year's recipients include:
* Restoration - Interior category - awarded to The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Dominion Construction of Regina and Saunders Evans Plosker Wotherspoon Architects Inc. of Regina for Renovations to the RCMP Drill Hall.
* Adaptive Re-use category - awarded to Anderson House Inc. of Regina for the Harding/Anderson House on the former Diocese of Qu’Appelle lands in Regina
* New Design - Sensitive Addition category - awarded to Regina Early Learning Centre, Stantec Architecture and Interior Design of Regina, Dominion Construction of Regina and David Powell Landscape Architecture of Regina for their addition to Regina Early Learning Centre’s existing facility at 2115 Athol Street
* Education category - awarded to Dr. James M. Pitsula his book For All We Have and Are: Regina and the Experience of the Great War
2010 Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Community Historical Recognition Program
Organizations representing Chinese, Italian, Jewish and Indian communities in Canada are encouraged to submit proposals under the Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP) administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, which commemorates wartime measures and immigration restrictions in Canada’s past. CHRP is a grants and contributions program that makes $25 million available for community-based commemorative and educational projects including monuments, commemorative plaques, exhibits, documentary films and educational materials and activities.
For more information, visit www.cic.gc.ca. Deadline for submission is April 1, 2010.
2009 Saskatchewan Book of the Year Winner
The 2009 Saskatchewan Book Awards were handed out this past Saturday night. Congratulations to Margaret Hryniuk and Frank Korvemaker for capturing the Book of the Year award!
Summary: In words and stunning colour pictures, this book tells the history and the current reality of over 50 fieldstone buildings in Saskatchewan. The book includes an introduction by Bernie Flaman, the provincial heritage architect, an historical overview, and profiles of several of Saskatchewan's most prominent stone masons. The balance of the book is made up of profiles of the buildings - farmhouses, homes in urban communities, places of worship, public buildings and ruins. Margaret Hryniuk, uses her years of journalism experience to present factual yet fascinating profiles of the buildings, and what is known of the people who put them there. Larry Easton's spectacular photgraphs bring these beautiful stone buildings to life, and Frank Kovermaker examines the dimensions and differences of the fieldstone that inhabits the Saskatchewan landscape.
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program – Deadline Sept. 30
The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program provides support for activities that engage volunteers and present local artists, artisans and local historical heritage that are intended for and open to the general public. Funding is available through three components:
* Component I: Local Festivals
For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage website at www.pch.gc.ca/communities, or contact Trevor Ashfield directly at (306) 780-7658 or call 1-800-661-0585.
Deadline for applications is September 30, 2009.
Finalists Announced for the Pierre Burton History Awards
Last week, the finalists for the annual Pierre Burton History Awards were announced by Canada's National History Society:
* Holly Doan for her documentary series The Premiers
* Paul Gross for his film Passchendaele, which tells a Canadian story about the First World War
* Jonathan Vance for his book A History of Canadian Culture
* CBC's Digital Archives unit, which makes CBC radio and TV interviews and news items available online
The winner will be announced November 20, 2009 at a ceremony in Ottawa. Since 1993, the Pierre Burton Award has been handed annually and honours Canadian writers and producers for popularizing Canadian history.
Funding for Community Historical Recognition Program
Organizations representing Chinese, Italian, Jewish and Indian communities in Canada are being encouraged by the department of Citizenship and Immigration to submit proposals under the Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP), which commemorates wartime measures and immigration restrictions in Canada’s past.
To access the CHRP guidelines and application form, go to www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publications/multi-chrp-guide/index.asp.
Deadline for submissions is May 22, 2009.
Call for Nominations for Heritage Canada Foundation Awards
The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) 2009 National Awards Program invites nominations for its juried awards no later than April 30, 2009 in one or more of the following categories:
* Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership
* Gabrielle Léger Award for Lifetime Achievement in Heritage Conservation
* Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Heritage Conservation at the Provincial/Territorial Level
The HCF National Awards Program celebrates individuals, organizations and municipalities whose work gives new life to Canada’s communities.
This September, HCF will be hosting its Gala Awards Ceremony in Toronto. For information on nomination procedures and past award recipients, visit www.heritagecanada.org/eng/services/awards.html.
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