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Winners of 2014 Manning Awards Announced!

Along with the 2014 recipient of the Dr. Paul O’Neill Scholarship.

The 21st Manning Awards for Excellence in the Public Presentation of Historic Places were presented today at a ceremony held at the Sheraton Newfoundland. The Historic Sites Association (HSA) of Newfoundland and Labrador presents the awards to recognize excellence in the public presentation of historic places across the province. Established in 1993, the awards commemorate the late Bill Manning’s contribution to the preservation and development of historic sites.

Those in attendance at today’s ceremony included, patron of the event, the Honourable Frank Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Her Honour Mrs. Patricia Fagan.  Also in attendance were the family of Mr. Bill Manning, for whom the awards were named. They were joined by many Board members and Emeritus of the HSA, volunteers and others representing this year’s award recipients.

Six awards were presented in distinct categories for outstanding achievement in heritage presentation:

  • Community Category: Of Fish and Family, a book by John Greene depicting an in-depth history of the community of Tilting
  • Community Category: Placentia 350, for the coordination of many spectacular events and activities that celebrated the 350th Anniversary of the area of Placentia.
  • Provincial Category: Francophone History of NL since the Treaty of Utrecht, for creating a dramatic interpretation of the history and heritage of the French in this province.
  • National Category: The Rooms, for the creation of two exhibitions that tell the story of the history of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • International Category: Dr. Pricsilla Renouf, for her lifetime of achievements and contributions to archeology, especially in the Port au Choix area.
  • A new award this year – Outstanding Heritage Supporter Award: Elinor Gill Ratcliffe, for her many contributions to local initiatives that enrich the cultural heritage of this province.

“This year’s recipients represent a wealth of creativity and talent,” said HSA Chair, Lee Ann Montgomery. “It is inspirational to see these ideas brought to life, which preserve and present a piece of our heritage – and in so many unique ways.”

During the ceremony, the Dr. Paul O’Neill Scholarship for Excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies was also presented to Ms. Nakita Ryan, who is completing her Bachelor of Arts. The scholarship was presented by Dr. Lynne Phillips, Dean of Arts of Memorial University.

(Pictures clockwise from top left with Their Honours: Scholarship recipient, Nakita Ryan’s party; Francophone History group; Mr. Dean Briton, CEO, The Rooms; Mr. & Mrs. John Carrick; Mayor Wayne Power on behalf of Placentia 350 Inc.)

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