More Heritage recognition for Joy Kogawa House – write ups in Vancouver Courier and Journals of Commerce

More Heritage recognition for Joy Kogawa House
– write ups in Vancouver Courier and Journal of Commerce

Here are some articles about the Vancouver Heritage Awards. 

Fred Lee wrote in the Vancouver Courier
Urban Landscape

Mayor Sam Sullivan conferred honours on the champions of
heritage at the recent 28th annual City of Vancouver
Heritage Awards held in historic Coastal Church on Georgia
Street. Recipients included Duncan Wilson and Rowland
Johnson for rehabilitating the 1899 Rand House on Bute
Street, the Land Conservancy for its efforts in saving the
home of writer Joy Kogawa and H.R. Hatch Architect, McGinn
Engineering and Ballenas Project Management for the
preservation efforts on the Left Bank temple bank building
on Main Street. The Courier's Lisa Smedman picked up an
Award of Merit for her series on the history of Vancouver

Journal of Commerce reported the winners:
City honours 2007 Heritage Award winners

The 28th annual City
of Vancouver Heritage Awards were presented on February 19, the first
day of Heritage Week, to honour the extraordinary efforts of
architects, community organizations, developers, writers, artists and
ordinary citizens who work to preserve our heritage.

Mayor Sam Sullivan conferred award
certificates upon the winners who represented a range of projects which
reflect the diversity of the heritage in neighbourhoods across the

Awards of Honour were presented for:

844 Dunlevy Street: awarded to owners Graham
Elvidge and Kathleen Stormont for their exemplary restoration of this
Queen Anne house in one of Vancouver’s first neighbourhoods, and
advancing the education, awareness, and advocacy of heritage in the
community and the city.

TLC, The Land Conservancy: awarded to TLC, The
Land Conservancy, and the Save Joy Kogawa House Committee for its
outstanding advocacy efforts in saving the childhood home of writer Joy
Kogawa, and bringing municipal, provincial, national and international
attention to the effort with its theme of “Hope, Healing and

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