Nominees sought for Central Okanagan Heritage Awards

Annual awards presentation will be presented during B.C. Heritage Week, Feb. 13 to 19, 2017.

Heritage home at 1449 Ellis St. in Kelowna.

The Central Okanagan Heritage Society is inviting nominations for its annual Heritage Awards to be presented during B.C. Heritage Week, Feb. 13 to 19, 2017.

The society is seeking nominations for projects within the geographic boundaries of the Central Okanagan region in the following categories:

Distinguished Community Service: Awarded to a person or persons in recognition of their service to the community in the heritage field. To nominate in this category please provide the person’s name and contact information, and a brief write-up outlining their service and accomplishments in heritage conservation. Please include contact information.

Conservation project on a heritage building currently in non-residential use: Awarded to a non-residential building that has recently undergone an exterior restoration and/or rehabilitation. The high standards, innovation and commitment to heritage conservation are recognized. To nominate a building, please give the address, the current owner’s name, and a little history about the building and the conservation project. Please include photographs.

Conservation project on a heritage building currently in residential use: Awarded to a residential building that has recently undergone an exterior restoration and/or rehabilitation. The high standards, innovation and commitment to heritage conservation are recognized. To nominate a building, please give the address, the current owner’s name, and a little history about the building and the conservation project. Please include photographs.

Continued conservation of a heritage building: Awarded to a building to recognize the high quality of its exterior preservation and maintenance over the years, in keeping with its original design and structure. To nominate a building, please give the address, the current owner, and a little history about the building. Please include photographs.

Preservation or restoration of a neighborhood or area: Awarded to a neighbourhood or area that has largely remained unchanged over time or has been revitalized through the restoration and/or rehabilitation of its buildings and streetscape. To nominate a neighbourhood or area, please give us the addresses, a contact person, and a little history about the neighbourhood or area. Please include contact information and photographs

Special Heritage Project: To recognize and honour special projects and accomplishments in the Central Okanagan. This may include advocacy, awareness and planning heritage and historical projects. To nominate a project, please give us the addresses, a contact person, and a little history about the project. Please include contact information and photographs

Construction of a new building compatible with its heritage surroundings: Awarded to a new building or structure that is in keeping with the heritage character of the surrounding area or neighbourhood. To nominate a building, please give the address, the current owner, and information about the building including when it was built and its function. Please include photographs of the building, including the streetscape.

Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 25 to :

Central Okanagan Heritage Society:

1060 Cameron Avenue, Kelowna, V1Y 8V3

Telephone: 250-861-7188

Email: cohs@telus.net