The award recognizes the article that best enhances knowledge of the history of British Columbia and provides enjoyable reading.
(British Columbia, May 28, 2016) 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 Rishma Johal for her article “Sikh Roots in the Fraser Valley: 100 Years and Counting”, published in British Columbia History, Summer 2015 | Vol. 48 No. 2 on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at British Columbia Historical Federation Conference Awards Banquet at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort in Revelstoke, BC.
The article traces the history of the Fraser Valley’s Sikh pioneers as the Abbotsford Sikh Temple celebrates its centennial. Johal’s article was well written, well researched and found to be an interesting, important and inspiring read by the judging committee.
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 in honour of Anne and Philip Yandle.
Chair, Recognition Committee
British Columbia Historical Federation