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Honouring Hamilton’s heritage

Posted: March 1, 2017

 

Heritage

Heritage – John Rennison,The Hamilton Spectator

Margaret Houghton wears a pair of old police handcuffs that are part of the police collection at the Hamilton Library. Houghton won the Reverend T. Melville Bailey Award for Lifetime Achievement in Heritage.

Preserving the city’s past was promoted at city hall on Saturday as the annual Heritage Day Awards were handed out.

The accolades — given to local students, volunteers and historians — are run jointly by the tourism and culture division at the City of Hamilton as well as the Hamilton-Wentworth Heritage Association.

At the ceremony, Lincoln Alexander — Canada’s first black MP — was recognized as the Greatest Hamiltonian for 2017, said Robin McKee, chair of the association.

Sen. Don Meredith, who introduced a bill in the Senate to establish Jan. 21 as Lincoln Alexander Day across Canada, was also at the event.

This year’s winners include:

Hamilton-Wentworth Heritage Association Volunteer Recognition Awards

Nominated by:

The Ancaster Township Historical Society: Beatrice Deadman, Dr. John Deadman

Beach Canal Lighthouse Group: Grace Belliveau, Roger Hortensius

Duet Club of Hamilton: Auldeen Montoux

Dundas Museum and Archives: Beryl Haslam, Judith Mureika

Erland Lee (Museum) Home: Virginia Blackman

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum: Mavis Baker, Chloe Patricia Banach

Friends of Battlefield House Museum & Park: Phil Conklin, Bruce Nelson

Friends of Westfield Village: Jill Stephenson

Griffin House: Aline Chan

Hamilton Mountain Heritage Society: David Lindeman

Sir John A. Macdonald Society: Ron Dick, Robert Weingartner

United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada, Hamilton Branch: Pat Blackburn UE

Westfield Heritage Village: Pauline Grondin, Lynn Macintyre

Women’s Art Association of Hamilton: Christine Averink, Amanda McKinney Sparrow

Women’s Canadian Club of Hamilton: Freda Crisp, Mary Lorimer

Susan E. Bennetto History Student of the Year

Nicole Dragus

First Runner Up for Susan E. Bennetto History Student of the Year

Michael Harris

Second Runner Up for Susan E. Bennetto History Student of the Year

Meghan Bird

Reverend T. Melville Bailey Award for Lifetime Achievement in Heritage

Margaret Houghton

With files from Hamilton Community News

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7164583-honouring-hamilton-s-heritage/