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QAHN Announces New InHerit Awards

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--January 11, 2012.

The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) is on the lookout for exceptional young Quebecers who give their time freely helping to preserve and promote local history and heritage in their hometowns and neighbourhoods.

Starting in 2012, the InHerit Awards for Community Service will be presented each year to outstanding Quebecers between the ages 13 and 24 who make significant contributions of their time and skills to support local history societies, museums, cultural centres, conservation groups and other volunteer organizations active in the heritage sector.

Nominations from members of the heritage network and the public at large will be accepted until April 30, 2012, by QAHN’s Awards Committee. Awards recognizing three levels of achievement―Gold, Silver and Bronze―will be presented to the youth recipients during QAHN’s annual general meeting and awards banquet on May 12, 2012 at Champlain College in Saint Lambert.

The recipient of an InHerit Award is chosen solely on the strength of the nomination documents received by QAHN’s selection committee. Nominators must complete and submit the InHerit Awards nomination form, which can be found on the QAHN website.

The following criteria will be taken into consideration when evaluating nominations:

• The significance and quality of the nominee’s or nominated group’s contribution to the preservation and promotion of community history and/or heritage.

• The level of volunteer commitment to community history and heritage as demonstrated by the number of hours donated by the nominee or nominated group.

A concise description of the scope of the youth contribution(s) to local history and heritage work should also be provided. Community-school collaborations are eligible.

Click here for the nomination form.