The Town of Perth Unveils Heritage Canada's Prince of Wales Prize – Press Release
Perth, ON - February 16, 2005 - On behalf of the Heritage Canada Foundation, Brian Anthony, the foundation's executive director, will assist His Worship, Dennis Cordick, Mayor of Perth, with the unveiling of the 2004 Prince of Wales Prize. The afternoon reception will be held, appropriately, at Perth's beautifully restored Town Hall on Friday February 18, 2005.
For the fifth consecutive year, the foundation has awarded The Prince of Wales Prize to a local municipality which has shown exemplary commitment to the preservation of its built heritage. The Town of Perth, with its unique collection of nineteenth-century mills and factories along the Tay River, Victorian storefronts and grand homes, was recognized for its thirty year commitment to preserving the beauty and significance of its historic stone architecture and natural surroundings, and for the presence of Algonquin College's Heritage Trades program, which has been continued the preservation legacy by offering courses in heritage carpentry and masonry since 1989.
The Heritage Canada Foundation is a national, membership-based, charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Canada's built heritage and historic places. Since 1973, the foundation has bestowed awards on Canadians for outstanding contributions to heritage conservation.