Each year, the BCHF offers a certificate and cash prize of $250 for the best website on a topic of British Columbia history. The award honours individual or group volunteer efforts in website writing and presentation.
The Société historique Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique website is this year’s prize winner. The winning entry is a bilingual website that tells the stories of francophone speakers in the province. The award adjudicators loved the website’s modern and engaging design and layout. They found the collection catalogue and featured photographs to be very an important resource for researchers, educators and students. Maurice Guibord (Vancouver, BC) was instrumental in realizing the project.
One judge commented that “this website can serve as an effective teaching aid for French language teachers in B.C. schools for both learning French Language and B.C. History”. The website can be found at https://www.shfcb.ca/
The prize was awarded on Saturday, June 8, 2018 at the book awards gala event in Courtenay, BC.
Honourable mention goes to the BC Black History Awareness Society (https://bcblackhistory.ca/) for their comprehensive and accessible site with a wealth of history about BC’s Black pioneers.
The Best Website Award recognizes individual or group volunteer efforts in website writing and presentation on a topic pertaining to British Columbia’s history. The Best Website Award is endowed by Ken Mattison.