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Recipient of HCF 2009 Achievement Award: New Edinburgh Community Alliance

Ottawa – October 7, 2009 – Last Friday, the Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) and Heritage Ottawa presented the New Edinburgh Community Alliance (NECA) with a 2009 National Achievement Award. Carolyn Quinn, director of communications at HCF, presented the award jointly with Heritage Ottawa vice-president David Jeanes, to David Sacks who accepted on behalf of NECA.

For more than 30 years, NECA has been in the forefront of building awareness and undertaking efforts to preserve its built heritage. In 2001, the organization worked closely with the City of Ottawa to protect the heritage fabric of this former 19th-century village with a heritage conservation district designation. Since then, NECA has provided leadership in its workings with property developers, realtors and the city to preserve the district’s cultural heritage value in the face of constant development pressures.

The Heritage Canada Foundation Achievement Award, given jointly with Heritage Ottawa, recognizes outstanding work and commitment in the field of heritage conservation. The award was presented at the Crichton Cultural Community Centre (former Crichton Street Public School) as part of the Second Annual New Edinburgh Heritage Forum on October 2, 2008.

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For further information: Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications, Telephone: 613-237-1066 ext. 229; Cell: 613-797-7206