The British Columbia Historical Federation is pleased to announce Vancouver’s Maurice Guibord is a recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation.
Certificates of Appreciation are awarded by the BCHF to individuals who have given exceptional service for a specific project or long service in the preservation of BC’s history.
Guibord is being recognized for his decade of service to the BCHF board, including as second and first vice-president and convener (and outstanding emcee) of the annual historical writing awards, a role he has held since 2014 but is now stepping down from.
The award was presented at the BCHF’s conference in Princeton on July 22.
“We are grateful for all the time and energy Maurice has given to the BCHF over the past 10 years,” president Rosa Flinton-Brown said. “We will miss his optimism, positivity and camaraderie at the board level. However, to our good fortune, Maurice has promised to stay in close contact with the BCHF and attend our future conferences.”
Outside the BCHF, Guibord is director of the Société historique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique and has been recognized for his invaluable contribution to the research and dissemination of BC’s francophone history and heritage.
He was also a founding director of the Heritage Vancouver Society, has been active with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, and hosts historical walking tours of Lower Mainland neighbourhoods in both French and English.