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City of Summerside’s Heritage and Culture Awards
The City of Summerside is seeking nominations for its annual Heritage and Culture Awards. The awards are given out to individuals and groups, which in 2021, carried out activities to preserve, promote, educate or celebrate heritage, arts, and culture in the community. The City recognizes the role of heritage, arts, and culture in building a strong, vibrant community and believes it is important for these endeavours to be recognized.
The public is invited to nominate candidates for the awards, which are presented at the Mayor’s Heritage Tea held during Heritage Week in February. There are a number of categories for nominations: Heritage Activities, Cultural Activities, Publication of the Year, Youth and Adult Volunteers of the Year, and the Award of Honour. People are invited to think outside the box when considering a nomination. The preservation of heritage and the interpretation of culture take many forms. Examples include antique vehicle restorations, oral history projects, storytelling, performance, architectural preservation, special exhibits, digital projects, language preservation, family genealogy, natural heritage preservation and promotion, a new album, etc. There are unlimited possibilities!
The process for nominating is easy. The nomination form can be downloaded here: 2021 Nomination Form – Heritage and Culture Awards (1)
or a hard copy can be picked up at the MacNaught History Centre and Archives, 75 Spring Street, Summerside.
Nominations close on Friday, January 28th, 2022 by 4:00 pm.
To read the citations of each award recipient from last year’s awards, please visit https://www.wyattheritagepropertiesinc.com/heritage-and…
The book “Lighting the Way: The Story of Summerside Electric 1920 -2020” is available for purchase!
For the past year and a half, the staff of Culture Summerside have been engaged in putting into print the 100-year history of Summerside Electric, the municipal utility that serves 11 percent of Prince Edward Island’s electric customers.
The book tells the amazing story of how the 1920 Summerside Town Council purchased a rundown private electric company and turned it into a municipal asset that has proven of great benefit to the community for over 100 years. Being in the electric business has not been a smooth ride for the only municipally owned electric utility on the Island. The journey has been one of drama, intrigue, ingenuity, and sheer determination. The book is in part a social history of how electricity has influenced the lives of humanity, becoming the behind-the-scenes workhorse of civilization.
Lighting the Way: The Story of Summerside Electric 1920 – 2020, is available for purchase at the price of $25.00 plus tax at the MacNaught History Centre and Archives (75 Spring Street) from Tuesday to Saturday, and at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre (205 Prince Street) Monday to Friday.