Vancouver Sun: Evening honours heritage efforts in Vancouver

Vancouver Sun: Evening honours heritage efforts in Vancouver

It was a fabulous evening on Monday Feb 19th, at the
Vancouver Heritage Awards, as the Heritage Award of Honour went to
recognize the advocacy efforts and the saving of Joy Kogawa's childhood
home by the Save Kogawa House Committee and TLC: The Land Conservancy of BC.

Check out my story:
TLC and Save Joy Kogawa House committee both receive City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Honour

Check out the Vancouver Sun story:
Evening honours heritage efforts in Vancouver

CanWest News Service


Published: Saturday, February 24, 2007

The champions and enablers of heritage preservation in Vancouver
received their due notice this week at the annual City of Vancouver
heritage awards gathering.

Organized by the Vancouver Heritage
Commission, a city council advisory body, and sponsored by (at least)
Bob Rennie and an anonymous development-industry executive, the venue
for the Monday evening “gala” was the recently restored Coastal Church
on Georgia Street. (Previous venues have included the Stanley Theatre,
Christ Church Cathe
dral and the Vancouver Club, all
heritage-preservation projects.)

“Awards of Recognition” recipients included:


Vancouver Heritage Foundation and Docomomo.BC for Downtown Vancouver
Modernist Architecture Map Guide, a walking-tour guide to Vancouver's
mid-century-modern legacy.

– Duncan Wilson and Rowland Johnson
and their architect, James Burton, for the rehabilitation of the Rand
House (1899), in the West End.

'Awards of Merit” recipients included:


Owner Elizabeth Murphy; architect Keith Jakobsen; Hans Van
Tiesenhausen; Pantheon Developments; and Margot Keate West, for the
preservation and restoration of a Point Grey residence “by the
prominent early architectural firm Sharp & Thompson in 1913.”

“Awards
of Honour” are not handed out annually. This year, however, competition
jurors decided the preservation and restoration of a “Queen Anne” on
the eastside, by owners Graham Elvidge and Kathleen Stormont, and the
advocacy on behalf of author Joy Kogawa's childhood home by The Land
Conservancy and the Save Joy Kogawa House Committee deserving of
“Awards of Honour.”

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