2017 Heritage Awards – Nominations are Open

Mission has a rich and diverse natural, built, and cultural heritage which includes parks, gardens, character homes, an historic business district, streetscapes, and public places that collectively give us our sense of place and cultural identity.

The Heritage Award Program has been established by the Mission Community Heritage Commission to recognize the efforts made by individuals, groups and businesses who have made a significant contribution towards protecting, enhancing and/or restoring Mission’s heritage resources.

Click HERE for a copy of the nomination form

Nominations will be accepted under the following categories

Conservation of Built Environment, Streetscapes, & Landscapes

You may nominate projects by individuals, groups or businesses that make a contribution under any of the following 5 sub-categories:

Conservation or Restoration of a Heritage Building

The rehabilitation or restoration of the exterior and/or interior of a heritage place in the built environment.   Assessment Criteria:

  1. The maintenance of an existing heritage building which adheres to heritage conservation standards http://www.pc.gc.ca/docs/pc/guide/nldclpc-sgchpc.aspx  OR
  2. The careful reconstruction of a building to a certain period in its history, using the materials, styles and craftsmanship of that time.

Adaptation of a Heritage Building

The sensitive adaptation of an existing building to make it suitable for another use.

Assessment Criteria:

  1. Restoration of the original façade of the building; and
  2. Completion of alterations to the building which are compatible with the overall historic appearance of it.

Construction of a New Building or Development

A new building or development which is compatible with the existing heritage character of a neighbourhood, streetscape or setting. Assessment Criteria:

  1. New design compatible with heritage properties with respect to building scale, height, massing, roofline and finishing materials in existing developed areas or neighbourhood; and
  2. Quality of workmanship.

Additions to Existing Heritage Building

Additions which maintain the character or integrity of an existing residential, commercial or industrial building.

Assessment Criteria:

  1. Maintains the design elements of an existing heritage building with respect to scale.

Heritage Landscape

A physical area noted for its significance in the early years of Mission. Includes trees, gardens, viewscapes, rock formations etc.

Assessment Criteria:

  1. Historical accuracy of new landscape materials and plants;
  2. retention of original landscape elements and plant materials; and
  3. Compatibility of landscape design with the heritage character of the streetscape or neighbourhood.

Special Heritage Achievement

You may nominate any work by an individual or group that contributes to conserving, recording or understanding Mission’s heritage. Works can include but are not limited to: archival preservation, art work, written material, publications, heritage studies, historical research and documentation.

Assessment Criteria:

  1. The work makes a substantial contribution towards preserving, enhancing, interpreting or highlighting Mission’s heritage.
  2. The individual or group has made an extraordinary effort with regards to Mission’s heritage.
  3. The work is creative and innovative.
  4. The work displays an outstanding appreciation of heritage. e. The work is publicly accessible.

Education & Promotion of Heritage

The award recognizes the efforts of an individual or group advocating for heritage education, aware- ness and conservation in Mission.  Assessment Criteria:

  1. Advocacy for the preservation of a heritage site or increasing awareness of heritage issues.
  2. Education program, exhibit or activity that promotes heritage conservation.

Conditions of Entry

  • A separate nomination must be submitted for each entry.
  • Nominations must be for work completed in the District of Mission.
  • The owner of the property or the individual(s) being nominated must consent to the submission. If the individual is underage, the legal guardian must provide consent. This can be in the form of letter dated and signed.
  • Entries are assessed on the basis of the information provided. The judges reserve the right not to present an award if the entries do not fulfill the criteria, regardless of the quality of the project.
  • The judges reserve the right not to present an award if there are no entries of sufficient merit.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • The Mission Community Heritage Commission and the District of Mission reserve the right to use entries in publications and on their websites to promote heritage conservation.