We are pleased to announce Dr. Ben Bradley as the winner of the BC Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for historical writing and $2,500 for his book, British Columbia by the Road: Car Culture and the Making of a Modern Landscape, published by UBC Press. Bradley was unable to attend the Gala but sent along a message:
“Thanks so much for the award! I’m very sorry I couldn’t be in Nakusp for the conference of the ceremony. Next year for sure!”
BCHF delegates voted to support BC Heritage Fairs throughout the province, and also committed to providing financial assistance to the Ormbsy Review, an online journal for reviews about BC history and literature, named in honour of Canadian historian and former BCHF president, Margaret Ormsby.
Delegates learned more about the legacy of the 1964 Columbia River Treaty and the flooding of communities where many villages, homes, and farms were lost. Residents are keenly watching impending treaty talks.