More Heritage recognition for Joy Kogawa House: write-ups in Vancouver Courier and Journal of Commerce

Fred Lee wrote in the Vancouver Courier:

Mayor Sam Sullivan conferred honours on the champions of heritage at the recent 28th annual City of Vancouver Heritage Awards held in historic Coastal Church on Georgia Street. Recipients included Duncan Wilson and Rowland Johnson for rehabilitating the 1899 Rand House on Bute Street, the Land Conservancy for its efforts in saving the home of writer Joy Kogawa and H.R. Hatch Architect, McGinn Engineering and Ballenas Project Management for the preservation efforts on the Left Bank temple bank building on Main Street. The Courier’s Lisa Smedman picked up an Award of Merit for her series on the history of Vancouver neighbourhoods.

Journal of Commerce reported the City honours 2007 Heritage Award winners:

The 28th annual City of Vancouver Heritage Awards were presented on February 19, the first day of Heritage Week, to honour the extraordinary efforts of architects, community organizations, developers, writers, artists and ordinary citizens who work to preserve our heritage.

Mayor Sam Sullivan conferred award certificates upon the winners who represented a range of projects which reflect the diversity of the heritage in neighbourhoods across the city.


Awards of Honour were presented for:

  • 844 Dunlevy Street: awarded to owners Graham Elvidge and Kathleen Stormont for their exemplary restoration of this Queen Anne house in one of Vancouver’s first neighbourhoods, and advancing the education, awareness, and advocacy of heritage in the community and the city.
  • TLC, The Land Conservancy: awarded to TLC, The Land Conservancy, and the Save Joy Kogawa House Committee for its outstanding advocacy efforts in saving the childhood home of writer Joy Kogawa, and bringing municipal, provincial, national and international attention to the effort with its theme of “Hope, Healing and Reconciliation”.

Read the full article “City honours 2007 Heritage Award winners” on Journal of Commerce.