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Heritage Certificate of Recognition

Since 2009, the Grey County Historical Society has awarded the Heritage Certificate of Recognition to individuals and organizations. The Grey County Historical Society (GCHS) Heritage Certificate of Recognition honours and recognizes a work or works of heritage by an individual, organization, institution or business that has made a significant contribution to the promotion or preservation of the history of Grey County.

Recipients

2009 - Doug and Rob Shouldice for restoring the former Shallow Lake Hotel.
2010 - Jim Brunow for restoring two homes in the former St. Vincent Township
2010 - Normanby Presbyterian Church for their history book of the church and community
2011 - St. George's Anglican Church, Owen Sound for the steeple restoration
2012 - Kemble Women's Institute for the Lookout and Parkette honouring the Women's Institute.
2013 - Andrew Armitage - preserving and promoting the history of the County of Grey through his writing

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Grey County Historical Society 2014 Heritage Certificate of Recognition
The Grey County Historical Society (GCHS) Heritage Certificate of Recognition honours and recognizes a work or works of heritage by an individual, organization, institution or business that has made a significant contribution to the promotion or preservation of the history of Grey County.

Nominations
Nominations are invited from members of the public. The nominees must confirm their willingness to be nominated and accept the subsequent publicity. Current members of the Board of Directors of GCHS, the judging panel and their immediate family may not be nominated. The Board of Directors reserves the right not to award a certificate of recognition in any given year.

Heritage work that may be nominated includes any of the following:
• Long time service in the heritage field,
• Built heritage,
• Natural heritage,
• Written work and research in formats other than print, such as the visual or dramatic arts.

Nominations will be reviewed by the GCHS Award Presentation Committee and its recommendation will be presented to the Board of Directors for ratification.

The Award
A framed certificate will be presented to the winner at the GCHS Annual Dinner in May 2013 where the winner will be a guest. If the award winner is unable to attend, the award will be presented at another appropriate time. If a business, institution or organization is selected, up to two people will be recognized and invited. Each award winner may bring a guest to the Annual Dinner.

Nomination Submission Guidelines
Submissions must include the completed nomination form and supporting information:
• A description of why the individual or organization should be recognized, with emphasis on how the nominee's significant contributions have preserved or promoted the history of Grey County and the lasting benefits.

• Supporting materials such as brochures, posters, plans, photographs, media coverage, and letters of support. If for the dramatic arts, a copy of the work should be included on CD or DVD. If for written work such as a book, a copy of the publication must be included with the submission.

Further guidelines are available below

Materials submitted become the property of GCHS and will not be returned. GCHS reserves the right to retain any items for future historical research. The nomination form with personal information about the nominee and nominator will not be kept once the award has been presented.

Nomination submissions must be received by noon on February 1, 2014.


Nomination Form

Grey County Historical Society 2014 Heritage Certificate of Recognition

Person or organization being nominated

Name: ________________________________________________________ or

Organization (if applicable): __________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________

City: ________________________________ Postal Code: _________________

Email Address: ____________________________________________________

Telephone Number: ________________________________________________

Project: __________________________________________________________


Nominator

Name: __________________________________________________________

Organization (if applicable): __________________________________________

City: _________________________________ Postal Code: ________________

Email Address: ____________________________________________________

Telephone Number: ________________________________________________

Nominator’s Signature: _____________________________________________

Nomination submissions must be received by noon on February 1, 2014 at:

GCHS Award Presentation Committee
c/o Bonna Rouse
1550 12th Avenue East, Unit 209
Owen Sound On N4K 6Z3

Judging Criteria

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