Awards

The Family History Group as a whole and several of its members have been recognized by the Maple Ridge Community Heritage Commission (CHC) and beyond.

CHC Sheila Nickols Award: Formerly the Heritage Achievement award. It was renamed the Sheila Nickols award in 2003 and recognizes an individual who has helped maintain Maple Ridge heritage through efforts in sharing historical facts and memories with others, or for work that preserves original historic documents or transfers information from such documents.

CHC History Hero Award: Recognizes the achievements of an individual or group that have contributed to the recognition of Maple Ridge in its historical context.

Maple Ridge Heritage Commendations

2021: The Maple Ridge History Group – History Hero Award

2019: Hammond Brothers-Shaping the Community – Heritage Commendation

2018: Community Builders: The Haney Family – Heritage Commendation

2017: Evolution of a Citizen: Edmund Pope – Heritage Commendation

2016: Edge Family Legacy Project – Heritage Commendation

2016 Maple Ridge Heritage Award for the Edge Family Legacy Project, photo by Meaghan
Award presentation for 2021 CHC Heritage Award Winners
Award presentation for 2020 CHC Heritage Award Winners including Erica Williams

Individual Recognition

2021: Andrea Lister – Sheila Nickols Heritage Achievement Award for Community History and Heritage Teaching (Maple Ridge CHC)

2020: Erica Williams – Sheila Nickols Heritage Achievement Award for Community History and Heritage Teaching (Maple Ridge CHC)

2019: Gina Leigh – History and Heritage Research and Publication (Maple Ridge CHC) for her Unmarked Graves Program Research

2019: Chris Hay – British Columbia Historical Federation Certificate of Recognition for efforts in recognition of the Stanley Park Rock Garden, locally and nationally

2019: Brenda L Smith and Erica Williams (members of team) recognized by Heritage BC for Haney House restoration

2017: Sandra Ayres – Commended for excellence in enhancing our understanding of community history (Maple Ridge CHC) for transcribing the Maple Ridge Council Minutes

2016: Brenda L. Smith – Surrey Family History Centre

2015: Chris Hay – Vancouver Heritage Award for efforts in recognition of the Stanley Park Rock Garden, locally and nationally

2015: Andrea Lister – History and Heritage Research and Publication – with Sheila Nickols for Looking Back: Volume I (Maple Ridge CHC)

2012: Andrea Lister – Chilliwack Heritage Award for Commitment to Caring: Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary’s 100 Years

2007: Annette Fulford – Sheila Nickols Heritage Achievement: History and Heritage Research and Publication (Maple Ridge CHC)

2006: Brenda L. Smith – Sheila Nickols Heritage Achievement Award for Community History and Heritage Teaching (Maple Ridge CHC)