HONOURS / AWARDS
Lieutenant Governor’s Award
for Historical Preservation and Promotion
FRIDAY, 1 MARCH 2024
If there is a person in your community with a long record of service in the preservation and promotion of local history and heritage, nominate them for a Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion.
The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion, initiated in 2011, is presented in consultation with the Manitoba Historical Society to people who have rendered prolonged, meritorious service in the preservation and promotion of Manitoba’s history and heritage. Awards are presented annually in a ceremony at Government House around Manitoba Day in May.
A complete nomination consists of:
- a nomination form listing the nominee, reasons for the nomination, and the name and contact information of the person making the nomination,
- three letters of support for the nomination from persons and/or organizations who can speak to the qualifications of the nominee and their suitability for the award, and
- any supporting documents.
Supporting documents for a nomination may include one or more of the following:
- detailed descriptions of the type of work undertaken by the nominee that qualifies them for the award
- lists of previous awards, medals, certificates, and honours
Supporting documents are not required to be included with the nomination but they are highly desirable, as they assist the selection committee in giving nominations a thorough evaluation, especially when the number of nominations exceed the number of awards that can be conferred in a given year.
The Manitoba Historical Society reserves the right to contact the nominator and/or supporting persons or organizations for further information regarding the nomination, as warranted.
Nominations are generally made by a person who is unrelated to the nominee. In cases where a nomination is made by an organization, the name and address for a contact person at that organization must be stated on the nomination form.
Completed nominations should be submitted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), postal mail, or hand delivery to the office of the Manitoba Historical Society. All nomination forms and supporting documents must be received on or before the nomination deadline to be considered in that calendar year. Otherwise, they will be retained for consideration in the next calendar year.
Those submitting nominations will be contacted to confirm its receipt, usually within five business days of the receipt of the nomination by the Manitoba Historical Society. If you have submitted a nomination but have not received confirmation, please contact the MHS at email@example.com.
We request that you not inform the nominee of his or her nomination. All submitted information is confidential and exlusively for use of the Manitoba Historical Society.
Send all inquiries regarding nominations to the Manitoba Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do NOT contact the office of the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba regarding nominations.