The award recognizes the article that best enhances knowledge of the history of British Columbia and provides enjoyable reading.
(British Columbia, May 23, 2015) The British Columbia Historical Federation is pleased to announce the winner of the Anne and Philip Yandle Best Article Award. Each year, the British Columbia Historical Federation offers a certificate and cash prize ($250) to the author of an article published in British Columbia History magazine that best enhances knowledge of the history of British Columbia and provides enjoyable reading. Judging is based upon subject development, writing skill, freshness of material, and its appeal to a general readership interested in all aspects of the history of the province.
The award was presented to B.C. Sports Hall of Fame curator Jason Beck for his article “The Cinderella Crew”, published in British Columbia History, Spring 2014 | Vol. 47 No. 1: 5-13 on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at British Columbia Historical Federation Conference Awards Banquet at Billy Barker Casino Hotel in Quesnel, BC.
“The Cinderella Crew” tells the remarkable victory by Canada’s rowing eights crew (a group of green UBC students coached by a hard-nosed hotel owner); the greatest underdog story in BC sports history. The article is based on a longer chapter on the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games book that will be published by Caitlin Press in the spring of 2016. The manuscript is also the basis for the BC Sports Hall of Fame’s signature exhibition A Week You’ll Remember a Lifetime on the Games’ 60th anniversary that opened last summer.
Anne and Philip Yandle Best Article Award
Philip Yandle was the founder, editor, publisher, printer, binder, and distributor of the B.C. Historical News from 1968 to 1977. His wife Anne Yandle was also very active in B.C. Historical News for almost forty years and served as the book reviews editor until the year in which she died. In 2007, the British Columbia Historical Federation renamed its Best Article Award Award in honour of Anne and Philip Yandle.