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1884 26 Jan The coldest day ever recorded on Prince Edward Island James Hunter, observer for the Meteorological Service, reports a low temperature of 37.2 degrees C at his farm, Kilmahumaig, near Alberton.
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PEI Museum Heritage Award Recipients

Heritage Activity Awards:

  • Genevieve MacDonald, Catherine MacDonald & Mary-Carla MacDonald for the research & publication of Helen MacDonald of Glenalladale – Miss Nelly
  • Yolande Painchaud for an extensive donation of PEI artifacts to the Acadian Museum
  • John Andrew for his work developing interpretive signage for the trails along Andrew's Pond and Wright's Creek natural area
  • Alex Clark for rehabilitation of the former Summerside Railway Station to the Evermoore Craft Brewery
  • Ron Coffin for transforming former Alma Schoolhouse (Kings Co.) into a charming residence preserving its original character
  • Stacy MacInnis for restoring the former Millman-Johnstone House and surrounding Woodleigh Replicas gardens in Burlington
  • Steven Mannell author/curator and Solsearch principals David Bergmark and Ole Hammarlund for "Living Lightly on the Earth. Building an Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1974-1976" published by Dalhousie Architectural Press
  • PEI Holstein Association and Fred Vanderkloet for the publication of "Bridge to Perfection. The History of the Holstein Breed in Prince Edward Island."
  • Katherine Dewar for "Called to Serve: Georgina Pope, Canadian Military Nursing Heroine" published by Island Studies Press
  • The Late Lowell Huestis – for his many years preserving and promoting PEI history
  • St. Anthony's Legion Cenotaph Committee for creation and display of banners commemorating Prince County soldiers who served in WWI
  • Tryon Christian Church Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Committee (Jack Sorensen and others) for restoration and care of this cemetery

Natural Heritage Activity Award

Barbara Joy Green for her generous donation of a 12-acre parcel of land to Island Nature Trust to establish the "Barbara Green Natural Area"

Volunteer of the Year Award 

Donna Martin for dedication and commitment to the advancement of PEI’s wildlife conservation management, education and documentation

Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

Brendan Kelly for his significant volunteer contribution to the preservation and promotion of the province’s wildlife conservation and natural heritage

Publication of the Year Award

Stratford Heritage Committee for research and publication of "We Will Remember Them: Stratford Heroes of the First World War"

Mary Cornfoot Brehaut Genealogy Award

Theresa Gallant of the Farmers' Bank of Rustico Museum & Doucet House for her contribution to collecting, preserving and sharing Acadian culture and heritage.

Irene Rogers Architectural Award

Raeford Waite, RW Woodworking for his contribution in preserving the architectural heritage of PEI

Wendell Boyle Performance Award

Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. production of "To The Power of Five: 1993 PEI Women in Politics"

Boyde Beck Memorial Award

Reg (Dutch) Thompson for his contributions to oral history and storytelling of PEI

Award of Honour

Earle Lockerby for his outstanding contribution in the field of Island historical research

Photographs of "Presentation of awards by Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island"