The time has come again to celebrate Chatham-Kent’s culture and heritage.
Nominations open August 17, 2015 for The 12th Annual Mayor’s Heritage Preservation Awards.
The awards publicly recognize property owners who undertake best-practice preservation, restoration, or renovation work that reflects a commitment to the quality and characteristics of a heritage property. The awards were started by Chatham-Kent Council in 2004 and are organized annually by the Municipal Heritage Committee.
Eligible work includes the preservation and restoration original building features using original or replicated materials to emphasize the structures historical characteristics; the renovation of an older building using architectural styles and materials that complement a buildings history; or the preservation of fences, gardens, trees and landscaping.
Members of the public can nominate any property owner in Chatham-Kent for this special award.
Nomination forms are available starting August 17, 2015 at municipal centres, libraries, and museums, or online at www.chatham-kent.ca.
The closing date for nominations is September 30, 2015.
Chatham-Kent Council will present awards to five of the nominated properties. A “People’s Choice” award winner will be chosen from the nominated properties by online voting to be held in October.
The Mayor’s Heritage Preservation Awards will be presented by Mayor Randy Hope at a Chatham-Kent Council meeting this winter. A reception for the owners and nominators of winning projects is held following the presentation.
Everyone is invited to view all of the properties nominated for a Mayor’s Heritage Preservation Awards at www.chatham-kent.ca as they are received.
James Street Eatery in Wallaceburg captured the People’s Choice award last year in the same competition.
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