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Source: Government of Prince Edward Island

Islanders are invited to submit nominations for the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Heritage Awards.

The awards are presented each year to individuals or groups in recognition of their contribution to heritage on Prince Edward Island. The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2020.

“There are Islanders from all walks of life who are working everyday to preserve and promote our heritage,” said executive director of the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Matthew McRae. “They are protecting and sharing the stories that tell us who we were, who we are and who we could be. The heritage awards are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate these Islanders and the important work they do.” 

There are three ways to nominate a candidate:

  • submit a nomination form online;
  • submit a printable PDF form by mail or in-person;
  • submit a scan of the printable PDF by e-mail

“The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Heritage Awards celebrate Islanders who have made outstanding contributions to our Island’s heritage through a variety of creative and innovative ways. I encourage all Islanders to submit their nomination for someone you believe deserves a heritage award.”

– Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Matthew MacKay

Media contact:
Hillary MacDonald
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
902-394-6368
hpsmacdonald@gov.pe.ca 

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Heritage Award Categories

HERITAGE RECOGNITION AWARDS 
Awarded to recognize individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the knowledge and understanding of any aspects of the heritage of Prince Edward Island.   

NATURAL HERITAGE ACTIVITY 
Awarded to an individual who has made a significant volunteer contribution to the preservation or promotion of the natural heritage of Prince Edward Island.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 
Awarded to a volunteer(s) who has made a significant contribution to the preservation or promotion of the heritage of Prince Edward Island.

YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 
Awarded to a volunteers(s) under the age of 25 who has made a significant contribution to the preservation or promotion of the heritage of Prince Edward Island.

PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR 
Awarded to an individual or group responsible for a publication or presentation that made a significant contribution to the understanding of any aspect of the heritage of Prince Edward Island.

MARY CORNFOOT BREHAUT AWARD 
Awarded to an individual or group for an outstanding contribution to genealogy and family history on Prince Edward Island.

IRENE ROGERS AWARD 
Awarded to an individual or group for an outstanding contribution to the architectural heritage of Prince Edward Island.

WENDELL BOYLE AWARD 
Awarded to a group or individual for an outstanding contribution in a performance medium, such as music or theatre, that highlights or interprets the history of Prince Edward Island.

BOYDE BECK MEMORIAL AWARD 
Awarded to a group or individual for outstanding contributions through the sharing of oral history and story telling of Prince Edward Island. 

AWARD OF HONOUR 
Presented to an individual or institution for outstanding contributions and demonstration of a high level of achievement in the areas of research, education, or preservation as they relate to the human or natural history of Prince Edward Island.

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