On May 27, 2017 the BC Historical Federation announced its award recipients at the annual conference gala in Chilliwack. A number of award winners were in attendance to receive their awards.
Best Article Award
The BC Historical Federation’s recipient of the 2016 Anne and Philip Yandle Best Article Award is Sidney Allinson. Allinson’s winning article A Petticoat Army appeared in BC History, Vol. 49 No. 4 Winter 2016 and was selected from the 25 articles published in the magazine in 2016.
Best BC History Website Award
The prize for BC’s best history website goes to Mary-Leah de Zwart, Linda Peterat and Mary Gale Smith of the BC Food History Network for their innovative, well designed and accessible site dedicated to sharing the history of food, food preparation and the history of food culture in BC. Visit the site: www.bcfoodhistory.ca
News and Media Award
The November 2016 edition of the Vancouver Postcard Club’s quarterly newsletter, Postview is the 2016 winner of the BC Historical Federation’s Best News and Media Award. View the newsletter online.
Certificate of Appreciation
Glennis Zilm was awarded a certificate of appreciation for her tireless work as a member of the BCHF Advocacy Committee.
Certificate of Recognition
Certificates of recognition were awarded to Bob Hayes, Jonathan Ambler and the Librarians of the BC Genealogical Society, 1971- present.
Bob Hayes has been selected for his long service and dedication to the Okanagan Historical Society where he has published more than 200 historical articles appearing in the Kelowna Daily Courier newspaper. He has taken leadership roles in the production of a number of historical publications and contributed countless articles to the Okanagan Historical Society newsletters and annual reports.
Jonathan (Jon) Ambler has been selected for his exemplary work as Program manager and Volunteer Coordinator for the Comox Air Force Museum and his involvement in researching and promoting BC’s aviation history.
An award of Recognition acknowledges the efforts of the librarians who have created and served the BC Genealogical Society’s library from 1971 to the present. Over a period of 46 years, twelve librarians have guided the society and grown one of the province’s premier genealogical libraries.
Certificate of Merit
Certificates of Merit were presented to Robert Turner and John Horton.
An acclaimed authority of British Columbia transportation history, Robert D. Turner is most deserving of an Award of Merit from the BC Historical Federation as an internationally recognized historian in the fields of technology and transportation in regards to BC in the 19th and 20th centuries.
John Horton is a recognized naval artist whose work contributes to our historical understanding and interpretation of British Columbia’s naval history. Horton has created over 50 paintings of Captain Vancouver’s voyages along the west coast from Washington to Alaska.
Congratulations to all award winners and thank you to the recognition committee and those who submitted a nomination.