Revelstoke mayor Dave Raven (far left) and Community Heritage Commission chair Mike Dragini (centre) present Heritage Award plaques to Lara Stovel (second from left)

Revelstoke heritage commission presents 2011 home awards

The 2011 Heritage Home Awards were presented at the Revelstoke Museum and Archives this past Saturday.

The 2011 Heritage Home Awards were presented at the Revelstoke Museum and Archives this past Saturday. A total of four awards in three categories were presented by Mike Dragini, chair of the Community Heritage Commission.

According to the City of Revelstoke website the responsibility of the Revelstoke Heritage Commission “is to advise City Council on those matters relating to the preservation and promotion of the built environment as well as the natural and cultural heritage of the community.”

In the Residential Renovation category awards were given to Chris Johnston for work done at 102 3rd Street East and to Paul and Eileen Sutherland for renovations at 917 2nd Street West.

Accepting the award on behalf of the Sutherlands, who were out of town, was their tenant Rachel Kenward.

“It’s a fun thing to do,” Johnston said of the renovation project. “It was just a matter of putting things back the way it was 100 years ago. It was a pleasure doing it.”

The award for Residential Detail went to David and Leslie Savage for the work done at 111-5th Street East. Leslie was present to accept the award.

Finally, the award for Residential Infill was presented to Lara Stovel for development at 404 Connaught Avenue.

“This award is to encourage people to add structures that compliment existing structures in town,” said Dragini.

Stovel said both her family and the city had been particularly helpful as she underwent the project.

“I really found the city planning office to be helpful,” she said. “They helped me throughout the process.

Revelstoke Mayor Dave Raven was also present for the short awards ceremony.

“It’s a big commitment for our community,” Raven said of the commitment to preserving heritage buildings. “It’s a big commitment from each of you.”

The Heritage Awards were part of the BC Heritage Week events being held at the Revelstoke Museum.

 

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