At the Place Matters! Municipal Heritage Forum back in November 2012, we heard about a highly successful community program called “Century Homes Calgary.” This initiative engaged hundreds of Calgarians in showcasing the unique heritage of their 100-year old homes, with over 500 homes participating.
Recently, the Century Homes Calgary project, and its parent organization the Calgary Heritage Initiative Society, received recognition as the 2012 English winner of the prestigious Governor General’s Award for Community Programming.
Here are the two presentations made at the Forum about the Century Homes Calgary project:
The group’s presentation at our Forum generated a lot of interest from other communities to learn how they could develop similar events.
Congratulations on your award and thank you for being an inspiration!
Written by: Matthew Francis, Manager of Municipal Heritage Services