Prince George Heritage Commission

NOTICE: The Bob Harkins Branch downtown is closed for the remainder of the day (Wed June 29), due to a power outage affecting multiple businesses in the area. The Nechako Branch remains open.

Service Award

For the first time in the history of the Jeanne Clarke Award, two awards were presented for service.

The first service winner is The Prince George Heritage Commission. This group was formed in 2008 and has done important historical work in the community over this short time. Thanks to the work of the commission, there are heritage signs at major historical landmarks throughout downtown, informing both residents and visitors that the city's history is rich and diverse. The group also hands out an award recognizing heritage sites in Prince George and last year presented the Heritage Places Award to the Knox United Church.

Finally, the Commission completed the Heritage Context Study, an important report to help current and future planners and decision makers with heritage conservation efforts in Prince George.

Harv Smerychynski, the chair of the Prince George Heritage Commission, accepted the award from library board chair Philip Mantler.