Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Heritage Certificate of Recognition 2018

Since 2009, the Grey County Historical Society has awarded 12 recipients the Society's Heritage Certificate of Recognition. The deadline for the 2018 award is noon on February 1, 2018. 

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 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 Cedar Rail Campgrounds near Chesley on May 16, 2018 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 on the website.

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. 

The nomination form was sent to the members with email addresses and it is also available on the website to be printed. 

Do you know of someone or an organization that should be recognized?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 2017 -- We meet at Kerry's Place

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Clarksburg 

 Note: Change of Venue --- Now at Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg

October is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month in Canada.

Kay O’Neil will share how Kerry’s Place, the largest provider of services and support for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in Canada, was born out of the frustration and dreams of a small group of concerned parents.

Kay’s book, The Birth of Kerry’s Place tells how Canada’s first treatment centre was located in Clarksburg. 

Location: Drive to Thornbury, turn south at the lights and drive through town to Clarksburg. The Centre is on the left side of the road. If you leave Clarksburg, you have gone too far.