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The 20th Annual Manning Awards Ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 24 at the Sheraton Newfoundland. The Ceremony was under the distinguished patronage of the Honourable John C. Crosbie, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, accompanied by her Honour, Mrs. Jane Crosbie.
The Manning Awards for Excellence in the Public Presentation of Historic Places are presented by the Historic Sites Association to recognize and celebrate the work of individuals, communities, and organizations for their work in preserving and presenting this province’s history and heritage. Established in 1993, the awards commemorate the late Bill Manning’s contribution to the development of provincial historic sites.
The winners of 2012 Manning Awards:
Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador
Cupids Legacy Centre
Landfall Trust Inc.
During the ceremony, the Dr. Paul O’Neill Scholarship was also presented. The Historic Sites Association established the Dr. Paul O’Neill Scholarship in 2003 to recognize his contributions to the study of Newfoundland and Labrador culture and history. The scholarship is presented to a Bachelor of Arts student who has shown excellence and outstanding enthusiasm in some area of Newfoundland and Labrador Studies as part of his or her degree program. The recipient of this year is Ms. Tama Stephanie Fost. Ms. Fost has demonstrated a very strong commitment to volunteer work in the areas of Aboriginal student life on the Memorial campus and advocacy on Aboriginal issues, and is very active in the practice, performance and teaching of Inuit traditions. On the ceremony, Ms Fost also sang a song in in Inuktitut in memory of her Nephew, late Berton Winters.
Please click and check: 2012 Manning Awards programme
For more information about winners of Manning Awards, please click: http://www.historicsites.ca/projects/manning-awards/past-winners-of-manning-awards/