Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards presentation

Friday, February 26, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Join the Ontario Heritage Trust and the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell as the 2015 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards are presented at a special ceremony at Queen’s Park.

Each year, the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards celebrate individuals, groups and communities for exceptional contributions to conserving Ontario’s cultural and natural heritage.

Media are advised to carry photo identification and arrive at the South Entrance by 5:45 p.m.


Lifetime Achievement

  • John Aikman (Hamilton)
  • Robert Alexander (Owen Sound)
  • Craig Campbell (Waterloo)
  • David Chambers (Bradford West Gwillimbury)
  • Elizabeth Oliver-Malone (Niagara-on-the-Lake)
  • Robert Shirley (Melancthon)
  • Jack Watt (Grimsby)

Youth Achievement – Individuals (also recipients of the Young Heritage Leaders scholarship)

  • Carlos Pena (Leamington)
  • Melanie Pledger (Owen Sound)

Youth Achievement – Groups

  • Conservation Youth Corps Frontline, Credit Valley Conservation (Mississauga)
  • Little Spirit Singers (Wasauksing First Nation)
  • St. Dominic Elementary School Grade 7 History Class (Oakville)

Excellence in Conservation

  • Andrea Cross and Dry Stone Canada for the Canadian International Dry Stone Wall Festival (Amherst Island)
  • Canadian Historical Documentation & Imaging Group (CANADIGM) for The Souterrain Impressions Exhibit (London)
  • Community Waterfront Heritage Centre for preservation of the Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum (Owen Sound)
  • Craig Newsome for restoration of 123-125 Brant Avenue (Brantford)
  • Friends of La Vase Portages for restoration of the Voyageur Canoe Route (North Bay)
  • Josephine Mandamin for Water Walks (Thunder Bay)
  • This Hour of Trial and Sorrow: The Great War Letters of the Leonard Family, University of Western Ontario (London)

Community Leadership

  • Métis Nation of Ontario

Background information:

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.


Grand Staircase, Legislative Building
Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario

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