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1894 24 April A spring snowstorm catches lobster fishermen by surprise. At least two schooners are lost at sea, and lobster factories across the province report boats missing.
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PEI Museum Heritage Award Winners 2015

The Heritage Awards Committee: Anne Richard (Chair), Catherine Hennessey, Ed MacDonald, Claire Nantes and Ian Scott, with Boyde Beck serving as staff liaison, met on 20 January, 2016, and recommend to the Board the following Heritage Awards for 2015:


Heritage Activity

  • Roy Campbell and Robert Gelineau, for Nathanial Wright House, Bedeque
  • Geoff Hussey, for Charlie of Île Saint Jean
  • Knutsford Women’s Institute, for programming and community history panels
  • Peggy Hammill and Marlene Campbell, for More Than I Expected: The Story of Peggy McIver Hammill
  • Geoffrey Paton, for his work on Samuel Cunard
  • Reg Porter and Richard Campanaro, for Government House Guidebooks
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlottetown, for 1843-1883 cemetery restoration/renovation
  • Gretha Rose, for Bourke House, Charlottetown
  • SilverOrange, for 84 Fitzroy Street, Charlottetown
  • Victoria Historical Association, for various activities


Natural Heritage Activity

Robert Harding


Volunteer of the Year

Wayne and Janice Trowsdale


Publication of the Year

Earle Lockerby and Doug Sobey, for Samuel Holland, His Work and Legacy on Prince Edward Island


Mary Cornfoot Brehaut Award

Port Hill Women’s Institute


Irene Rogers Award

Sterling Stratton


Wendell Boyle Award

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Award of Honour
Reg "Dutch" Thompson

Heritage Award Citations