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Congratulations to the winners of the BCMA Outstanding Achievement awards

The BC Museums Association (BCMA) has recognized five of BC’s museums, galleries and heritage sites for Outstanding Achievement. The awards were presented October 24, 2014, during the BCMA’s annual conference in Penticton.
BCMA President Peter Ord remarked “The BC Museums Association is delighted to recognize institutions and individuals who have exemplified excellence in creativity, community engagement, and innovation within our Province’s museums, galleries and historic sites community. We presented three Awards of Merit for recent outstanding, innovative and creative achievements, a Distinguished Service award for a unique and substantial contribution over an extended period, and a Corporate Service Award for long-standing innovative support.”
The recipients of the BC Museums Association 2014 Awards of Outstanding Achievement are:
Award of Merit
UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver for the exhibit, “Paradise Lost?  Contemporary Works from the Pacific”. Curatorial director, Dr. Carol Mayer, accepted the award on behalf of the UBC Museum of Anthropology.
Award of Merit
Fraser River Discovery Centre in New Westminster for the exhibit, “My River My Home”. Executive Director, Catherine Ouellet-Martin accepted the award on behalf of the Fraser River Discovery Centre.
Award of Merit
Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George for the “2RG Maker Lab”.  Director of Public Programs, Caroline Holmes, and makerLab Coordinator, Kathleen Angelski, accepted the award on behalf of the Two Rivers Gallery.
Distinguished Service Award
The Museum Docent Team at the Langley Centennial Museum. Arts and heritage curator Kobi Christian accepted the award on behalf of the docents.
Corporate Service Award
Burnaby Village Museum and City of Burnaby Mayor & Council for their Free Admission initiative. The City of Burnaby’s Assistant Director of Cultural Services, Denis Nokony, accepted the award on their behalf.
Each honoree received an individually-crafted sculpture created by Okanagan-based artist, Michael Hermesh.
Founded in 1957, the British Columbia Museums Association represents the institutions, trustees, professional staff and volunteers of the BC museum, gallery and historic site community. For more information about the BCMA and the annual Awards for Outstanding Achievement, visit