Hard working Albertans were honoured by the province this week. The Heritage Awards showcased individuals in various communities who have worked to preserve Alberta’s heritage. Lethbridge city councillor and president of the Historical Society, Belinda Crowson, received an award for Outstanding Achievement here in Lethbridge. Crowson says the honour was for exemplary leadership in the heritage field along with the preservation and promotion of Alberta heritage.
“And what specifically they pinpointed in my career was my work with the Lethbridge Historic Society, the publications I’ve worked on, the various books, and then back in my past, the education programs I ran at the Galt Museum and Archives. So that was what they highlighted in the award. And as you can imagine, it’s an amazing honour to be recognized by- amongst my colleagues across the province in history and heritage, because it’s one of the things I love to do. And I hope seeing me win the award will inspire a lot of young historians to get out there and do more history, because there’s a lot more to discover, and we need different perspectives on the stories that we know.”
A total of 81 awards have been dished out to recipients from across the province since the program was re-introduced back in 2005.