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2018

Volunteer Community Spirit Award, North Shore Community Services

NVMA Commissioner Terry Hood was recognized by North Shore Community Resources for his service to the NVMA. A member of the Commission with a background in tourism planning and aboriginal education, Terry has been instrumental in helping plan the New Museum. His work led to the Aboriginal Voices Advisory Group (AVAG) and the Community Engagement and Partnerships Working Group, which will lead to building strong relationships between the NVMA and the businesses and organizations in Lower Lonsdale. Terry Hood has embraced the opportunities presented by the New Museum project and continues to work hard to ensure its success.

2018 Distinguished Service Award, Canadian Museums Association

Assistant Director Shirley Sutherland was recognized at the 2018 Canadian Museums Association conference for her outstanding service ‘on the front line’ at four community museums. She has worked in both administrative and curatorial positions with her most significant contributions being in programming and community engagement. From her 1970s intern years at the Vancouver Centennial Museum, her initial years at the Langley Centennial Museum, through her career at the Vancouver Maritime Museum and at the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, Shirley’s work has made a crucial contribution to the evolution of ‘museum programming’ as the key element in the public face of museums small and large.

2018 Museum Volunteer Award, Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums

In the 15 years since joining the Friends of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Society, volunteer Sharon Proctor has contributed over 100 articles about local sites, people and events to our quarterly publication The Express. She has also written the book, Time Travel in North Vancouver which presents the past and present of over 90 local sites. All proceeds from its sales support the Friends of the NVMA Society. Sharon also has donated all her photographs and research files to the Archives, an invaluable resource that informs museum programs and exhibits. The Friends of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Society, the NVMA and the community of North Vancouver are all beneficiaries of this remarkable volunteer’s work.

District of North Vancouver Heritage Advocacy Award

The NVMA was recognized for its Collaborative Indigenous Programs. This includes researching and creating the exhibition “Chief Dan George: Actor & Activist” and the production of a large format publication titled “Indigenous Peoples and First Nations in North Vancouver: History, Traditions, and Culture” as well as the four secondary and intermediate level school programs, “Chief Dan George Story and Coast Salish Ways”.

The District of North Vancouver commended the projects for their emphasis on inclusive program development and as being a great example of how stories can be gathered, recorded and presented collaboratively. Throughout the development and execution of the projects the NVMA worked collaboratively with the Aboriginal Voices Advisory Group, Squamish language educator Khelsilem, and the George family.

2017

British Columbia Historical Federation Awards

Dan Francis, in recognition of the book Where Mountains Meet the Sea: An Illustrated History of the District of North Vancouver, received the BCHF’s 2017 Community History Award while North Vancouver’s Eric Jamieson received Honourable Mention in the Historical Writing category for The Native Voice: The History of Canada’s First Aboriginal Newspaper and Its Founder Maisie Hurley. Both authors are former NVMA Commissioners; both books have strong connections to the NVMA with Jamieson’s having been inspired by our 2011 exhibition: “Entwined Histories: Gifts from the Maisie Hurley Collection”.

District of North Vancouver Heritage Advocacy Award
Author Daniel Francis received the District of North Vancouver’s Heritage Advocacy Award for the writing of the book Where Mountains Meet the Sea. It celebrates the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the District of North Vancouver. The book project was initiated by the North Vancouver Museum & Archives, who invited Dan Francis (a noted author, historian and past NVMA Commissioner) to research, write and assemble materials that reflect the story of the north shore. Each section is richly illustrated with biographies, eyewitness memories, artifacts, historic photographs, maps and charts from the NVMA’s collections. More

2016

District of North Vancouver Heritage Advocacy Award
Awarded to the North Vancouver Museum & Archives in recognition of its WWI commemorative website, “Walter Draycott’s Great War Chronicle”. This site honours the 100th anniversary of the Great War, through daily postings from the diaries of District pioneer and soldier Walter Draycott. Essays, maps and photographs enrich which brings together events on the world stage, with the intensely personal experiences of one man, who lived out the remainder of his long life in Lynn Valley. Great War Chronicle

2013

Community Service Award, North Shore Executives Association
This award was provided by NOREX in recognition of the work that the Museum and Archives undertakes in presenting and preserving this community’s history.

Wall of Honour, Canada’s History Society
In 2013, Canada’s History Society is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Heritage Fairs program. Since the first fair began in Winnipeg in 1993, countless people have shared their time, enthusiasm, and passion, to make Heritage Fairs a success in communities all across Canada.  In recognition of the contributions made by Shirley Sutherland, the NVMA’s Assistant Director, her name has been added to Canada’s History Wall of Honour.

2013

British Columbia Historical Federation Newsletter Award
In recognition of the outstanding quality of their members’ publication, Express, the Friends of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Society has been granted the Newsletter Award, BC Historical Federation.

District of North Vancouver Heritage Advocacy Award
Awarded to the North Vancouver Museum & Archives in recognition of the multi-year inter-disciplinary projects undertaken for the Preservation of Mountaineering History and Lore. Initiatives undertaken include virtual exhibits Climbing to the Clouds: A Peoples History of BC Mountaineering and Mountain Light; the Lynn Canyon Park  interpretation program, Max and Molly the Mountaineers; the in-gallery exhibition: Peak Performance; the Climbing to the Clouds School Program; the development of the museum and archives collections  most notably with the acquisition of the BC Mountaineering Club Archives.

2012

Canada’s History Society Young Citizens Award
Awarded to NVMA Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair representative Kristen Schulz for her video, ‘The Heritage of My Home’, which discusses heritage preservation in North Vancouver. In recognition of her achievement Kristen travelled to Ottawa to meet the Governor General and attend the 2012 National History Forum.

2011

District of North Vancouver Heritage Advocacy Award
Awarded to NVMA volunteer Suzanne Wilson for outstanding achievement in working with and supporting the activities of the NVMA and for her blog ‘Demolition Mama’

City of North Vancouver Heritage Awareness Achievement Award
Awarded to NVMA volunteer Sharon J. Proctor for outstanding achievement in support of heritage conservation and her significant effort and ongoing commitment to research, writing and support of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives and in particular her book Time Travel in North Vancouver. A Peek into the Past.

District of North Vancouver Heritage Advocacy Award
Recognized the work of Museum & Archives volunteer Sharon J. Proctor for her book Time Travel in North Vancouver. A Peek into the Past.

2008

District of North Vancouver Public Art Award of Excellence, Veteran’s Plaza, Lynn Valley

2007

Heritage BC Award, Conservation and Restoration, Community History Centre

District of North Vancouver Heritage Award, Heritage Advocacy, Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair

2006

District of North Vancouver Heritage Award, Building Adaptive Re-use, Community History Centre

District of North Vancouver Heritage Award, Landscape Preservation & Enhancement, Veteran’s Plaza, Lynn Valley

District of North Vancouver Design Excellence Award, Community History Centre

2002

District of North Vancouver Heritage Award, Heritage Advocacy, Time Traveller North Shore News Series

1998

Heritage Society of British Columbia Award, Heritage Conservation, P.G.E. Railway Station