2021 Surrey Inspiration Award: Tami Quiring

Inspiration Award: Tami Quiring

The British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF) is pleased to announce that Tami Quiring of Alder Grove Heritage Society is a recipient of an Inspiration award for her efforts successfully hosting the Society’s Community Heritage Day during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The award is bestowed upon individuals and organizations who have provided hope and optimism to the sector in British Columbia during the ongoing pandemic.   

Designing an in-person event to be in keeping with COVID protocols, the Alder Grove Heritage Society, under Tami’s leadership, hosted a ‘heritage walk-thru’ event in September 2020. The event featured displays mounted on a socially-distanced one way course set up within Royal Canadian Legion Branch #265 Aldergrove.  

Safely mobilizing volunteers and members of the Heritage Society, the Community Heritage Day promoted safe in-person engagement and an increased sense of community during the pandemic while allowing visitors to learn about the history of Aldergrove.  

The award was presented at the Federation’s annual conference awards gala online on June 5.