The British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF) announces Robert and Diane Sterne of Coalmont, BC are the recipients of a Certificate of Recognition.
Each year, the British Columbia Historical Federation recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals and groups to the study and promotion of British Columbia history. Certificates of Recognition are awarded to individual members of BCHF Member Societies who have given exceptional service to their organization or community either for a specific project or for long service in the preservation of British Columbia’s history.
Robert and Diane Sterne have worked tirelessly to preserve of the history of Granite Creek. It is through the Sterne’s efforts that the former gold town has been designated as a historic site of significance at several government levels including regionally, provincially and nationally. The Sternes have also painstakingly identified and mapped the locations of all graves in the Granite Creek Cemetery and the records have been published online for families to locate and use.
The prize was awarded on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the book awards gala event in Nakusp as part of the BCHF annual conference. The Sternes were unable to attend the event.