Local and community history often provides the most sought-after information by historians researching a particular area. This is where the trivia and the stories can be found, not to mention the skeletons! The Community History Award was instituted to ensure these histories are recognized.
Books entered into the BCHF Historical Writing Competition will also be considered for the Community History Award.
On seven occasions His/Her Honour has presented this medal: Victoria (1989), Richmond (2001), Prince George (2003), Victoria (2007), Nelson (2009), Campbell River (2012), Kamloops (2013) and Cloverdale (2014).