This year’s recipient of the W. Kaye Lamb $1,000 scholarship from the BCHF is Lydia Kinasewich of UNBC (pictured) for her paper called “From Health Resort to Pleasure Resort: Re-Constructing Harrison Hot Springs as a Tourist Destination, 1920-30.” This was in the third and fourth year category.
Kinasewich says she wanted to examine how health beliefs shaped tourism, “and the attempts to create a pleasure resort at Harrison Hot Spring provided an excellent opportunity to consider how health and tourism converged in early 20th century British Columbia.”
Kinasweich is working on an honors history thesis under the supervision of Dr. Ben Bradley on how food production and distribution was regulated in early-20th century BC, specifically looking at federal and provincial legislation of the province’s dairy industry.
The scholarship announcement was made at the BCHF conference gala on June 4. The W. Kaye Lamb scholarships are presented for student works relating to the history of British Columbia. The work can be on any topic related to the history of BC and must be created by a student for a course taken at a university or college.
The judges decided not to award a prize this year in the first and second year category.