His­tory Awards nom­i­nees an­nounced

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The nom­i­na­tions are in for the Oril­lia Mu­seum of Art and His­tory’s (OMAH) His­tory Awards. The nom­i­nees are rec­og­nized for their work to pre­serve lo­cal his­tory. Books have been writ­ten, sto­ries from long-time cit­i­zens of Oril­lia and area have been doc­u­mented, pre­cious ar­ti­facts have been col­lected, pre­sented and re­stored, and long-time tra­di­tions and per­for­mances have been cel­e­brated. “The cit­i­zens of Oril­lia have nom­i­nated in­di­vid­u­als and or­ga­ni­za­tions who play an im­por­tant role in keep­ing our his­tory alive,” said Daphne Main­prize, chair of the awards com­mit­tee. An awards gala will be held at OMAH Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. to rec­og­nize and cel­e­brate both the nom­i­nees and re­cip­i­ents. Ad­mis­sion to the gala is free and all are welcome. The nom­i­nees are Wally Brem­ner, Qen­nefer Browne, Chippe­was of Rama First Na­tion Pow­wow, Cold­wa­ter Cana­di­ana Her­itage Mu­seum, Les­lie Fourier, Jim Lewis, Craig Main­prize, Alda McMa­hon, Oril­lia Vo­cal En­sem­ble, Rama His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, Randy Rich­mond, Den­nis Rizzo/Ross Green­wood, David Town, and Bob Willsey. There are five award cat­e­gories: His­tor­i­cal Pub­li­ca­tions and/or Re­search; Gen­eral Her­itage Preser­va­tion; His­tor­i­cal Re­con­struc­tion; His­tor­i­cal Per­for­mances and Events; and Life­time Achieve­ment. A spe­cial Sesquicentennial Recog­ni­tion, com­mem­o­rat­ing Oril­lia’s 150th an­niver­sary, will hon­our a group or in­di­vid­ual who has contributed to pre­serv­ing lo­cal his­tory.

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