The British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF) is pleased to announce that Natalia Deros of Heritage Abbotsford Society is the recipient of the Best News and Media Award for the society’s recent Stories to Spaces: Local Community Places social media campaign.
The award offers a certificate and cash prize of $250 for published news and media resources generated by BCHF members and can include newsletters, social media campaigns, podcasts and more.
Fusing built heritage with storytelling, digital heritage imaging, archival research and interviews, Natalia’s work brings Abbotsfordians together and draws upon the knowledge of the community to bring about dialogue on racism, inclusivity and heritage practices.
The Stories to Spaces: Local Community Places campaign helps bridge the generational gap between younger and older audiences, promoting knowledge exchange and inspiration. Currently, the campaign features posts about the Punjabi Patrika, Lekw’óqwem (Mill Lake), the Fraser Valley Regional Library system, Gifford and more.
The award was presented at the Federation’s annual conference awards gala online on June 5. You can view Natalia’s acceptance video below.