Delta recognizes heritage preservation efforts through the presentation of the Heritage Award of Merit. The Delta Heritage Advisory Commission is pleased to announce that this year three Heritage Awards of Merit will be conferred:
Ted Andres and David Riek of Andres Homes, and Spencer and Ellie Andres, are recognized with the Award of Merit for their preservation and restoration of the Niemetz Residence. On February 14 Mayor Lois E. Jackson will present a bronze Heritage Award of Merit plaque for mounting on the home to mark their significance in the community.
Gary Manuel will receive the Award of Merit for his work in bringing the community together to undertake works, including installation of markers, along the Huff Corridor which speak to the areas’ history. The markers and other features bring the times past into the minds of users and commemorate and recognize traditions in Delta.
The Boundary Bay Cenotaph and Air Cadet Commemorative Pathway project receives the Heritage Award of Merit for commemorating the history of Boundary Bay Airport and creating a place to permanently honour those who lost their lives while serving here at RCAF Boundary Bay. This project was championed by Mayor Lois E. Jackson and made possible by varied groups and individuals including Alpha Aviation Inc., Veterans Affairs Canada, Air Cadet League, Friends of Old Canada, Humphrey Construction Ltd., Michael DesMazes and Delta staff, who will be recognized for their part in project implementation.
The Heritage Award of Merit
certificates will be presented by Mayor Lois E. Jackson at a ceremony during the Regular Meeting of Council, on Monday, February 20, 2017 to be held at Municipal Hall at 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta.