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Heritage Vancouver Foundation Receives HCF Achievement Award

Ottawa, ON June 5, 2009 – The Heritage Canada Foundation and Heritage BC are pleased to announce that the Vancouver Heritage Foundation will receive a 2009 National Achievement Award in recognition of the innovative programs developed to foster the understanding, appreciation and conservation of built heritage in the City of Vancouver. The award will be presented to Diane Switzer, Executive Director of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation (VHF), at a special ceremony hosted by Heritage BC today.

Created in 1992 as a registered charity, VHF supports the conservation of heritage structures for their contribution to the city’s economy, sustainability and culture. As well as a series of innovative programs, VHF has shown great acumen in fundraising, building links to the private sector, and attracting leading community figures to their cause.

The variety and high quality of all of the Foundation’s programs, and its energetic drive to gain self sufficiency and ensure a permanent legacy for Vancouver’s heritage resources make the Vancouver Heritage Foundation one of the most remarkable community heritage associations in Canada.

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The Achievement Award is given jointly by the Heritage Canada Foundation, and a local or provincial heritage organization, for outstanding work in heritage advocacy and volunteerism, and for conservation projects that demonstrate a community’s commitment to heritage conservation.

For more information, visit the HCF National Achievement Awards Program online.

The Heritage Canada Foundation is a national, membership-based, non profit organization with a mandate to promote the preservation of Canada’s historic buildings and places.

For further information: Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications cquinn@heritagecanada.org; Telephone: (613) 237-1066 ext 229; Cell: (613) 797-7206