Monday, May 12, 2014

The Lions are coming

Every two years the Calgary Heritage Authority honours the people and projects that preserve our city’s heritage at the Lion Awards. From conserving historic buildings and places, to celebrating community resilience, the awards showcase many chapters of Calgary’s continuing story.

“One of the unique things this year is we have an award category oriented towards flood recovery,” said Terry MacKenzie, Calgary Heritage Authority board member and Chair of the Public Awareness Committee. “In particular we are looking at tradespersons and individuals who have done things to protect and save our historic resources that may have been affected by last summer’s flooding.”

This year’s categories are:
• Resource Conservation (including flood recovery)
• New Building Design
• Landscape
• Community Vitalization
• Advocacy and Awareness
• Heritage Tradespeople/Craftspeople

Do you know a person or a project that should be considered for a Lion Award? Projects completed since 2008 may be eligible in one or more of six categories. Apply or make an award nomination by June 2.

Keep watching for more information about award nominees, and the 2014 Lion Awards Gala to take place at the historic Theatre Junction Grand on July 31, 2014.

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