The British Columbia Historical Federation is pleased to announce Mark Forsythe from the Langley Heritage Society is the recipient of the 2019 Best News and Media Award.
Each year, the BCHF offers a certificate and cash prize of $250 for published news and media resources by members, which includes newsletters, blogs, social media campaigns, print media campaigns, videos and podcasts.
Mark Forsythe from the Langley Heritage Society is the host of Valley Voices, a monthly podcast which promotes public history in the Fraser Valley. Valley Voices highlights and preserves local history in British Columbia in an accessible and engaging format.
Sadly, due to the ongoing COVID-19 health situation the BCHF annual conference schedule for June 2020, including the awards gala, has been cancelled. Thus, the prizes are being announced early and plans are in the works for ways to honour winners during the BCHF conference in 2021, details to be announced.
Valley Voices itself is on hold, but you can hear past episodes here (through Feb. 12): http://civl.ca/podcast-single?show=Valley%20Voices