Do you know an individual, organization or community group that has completed a project that is bringing the province's unique heritage to new audiences?
The Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking nominations for the Manning Awards for Excellence in the Public Presentation of Historic Places.
Created in 1993 and held biannually, they recognize heritage supporters across the province that work to keep Newfoundland and Labrador’s stories alive.
The award is named for the late Bill Manning, who worked as a superintendent with Parks Canada National Historic Sites in the province.
During his career, Manning strengthened and expanded the historic sites in Newfoundland and Labrador with a vision of greater community involvement.
The awards are divided into four categories, depending upon the geographical impact of the history presented: Community, Provincial, National, and International.
A fifth category was introduced in 2014, Outstanding Heritage Support, to recognize individuals who have made great personal contributions to the presentation of Newfoundland and Labrador's heritage.
The 2018 award ceremony will take place March 7, 2018, under the patronage of Newfoundland and Labrador Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan.
Nominations close Jan. 7, 2018.
Nomination forms and award information can be found online at www.historicsites.ca/manning-awards.