Charlottetown Heritage Awards

The City of Charlottetown celebrated Heritage Day on May 8 with an awards ceremony to honour individuals and organizations in the community who have worked diligently to preserve and uncover the City’s heritage. 

Mayor Phillip Brown presented five awards to individuals and organizations dedicated to preserving Charlottetown’s past. Heritage Awards were presented to Donna and Andy Hurry for their conservation work of the 1846 heritage home, Sidmount; Landfest Inc for the careful restoration of 85 Edward St; Lorraine Clements for her book, The Girl From 108, which provides a rare first-hand account of growing up in 1960s Charlottetown; and Tangle Lane Inc for its publication, Red: The Island Story Book, which has provided a space for local authors to share stories about the community and its history since 2010. 

Dr. Edward MacDonald, CM was selected as this year’s recipient of the Catherine G. Hennessey Award, for his many years of research, documentation and promotion of the City’s history. This award was established in 2011 to honour the long-time historian, author and heritage activist, and is presented annually to an individual or group whose efforts have increased the appreciation of Charlottetown, stimulated love for the community or helped shape the city.