ALEXANDRIA, February 23, 2018 – Today the members of the Township of North Glengarry’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee were recognized by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, for their efforts in preserving and promoting heritage throughout the municipality. During a ceremony that was held at Queen’s Park in Toronto, the Lieutenant Governor officially presented members of the committee with the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation. This award specifically recognizes the Glengarry Routes Heritage Tour and interpretive panels, which were unveiled in 2017, as well as the Committee’s support in launching the Community Improvement Plan program in 2016.
The committee was established by the municipality in 2011 as a means to promote and raise awareness about arts, culture and heritage. The members of this committee are appointed by council for a four-year term and serve to advise and assist Council on matters of heritage and cultural importance, especially those relating to Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act.
Carma Williams, committee chair, said, “The Township of North Glengarry is an area that is rich in history. We take pride in our roots and as a committee we work to ensure that the municipality’s heritage remains alive and meaningful”.
Other members include, Natalie-Anne Bussière, Karen Davison Wood, Jeff Manley, Dane Lanken and Nicole Nadeau. The committee also recognizes Nicole Geoffrion who was a long-standing member advocating for Arts, Culture and Heritage in North Glengarry.