Heritage Recognition Awards

Established in 2002, the Red Deer Heritage Recognition Awards recognize outstanding efforts in heritage preservation, education, and awareness in the City of Red Deer and Red Deer County.

Award Categories

The City of Red Deer awards individuals, groups, businesses or projects that demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following four categories:

Category 1: Built and natural heritage conservation, protection and preservation

This includes the restoration and protection of historic buildings and the development of new buildings to sensitively fit into an existing heritage area. It also includes the preservation or restoration of significant natural spaces or features.

Category 2: Heritage advocacy, education and awareness

This award recognizes work in heritage research, publications, programs, tours, interpretive projects, exhibits or displays.

Category 3: Youth advocacy, awareness and support for heritage

This award recognizes youth under the age of 21, students and youth groups who have raised the awareness of, participated in, or supported heritage projects, exhibits, displays, publications or tours.

Category 4: Lifetime achievement award

This award is for individuals who, in a volunteer capacity, have made significant contributions to heritage over a period of time.


The date of the next Heritage Recognition Awards is undetermined at this time.  Please check back for updates to this page. For more information, please contact the Planning department at 403-406-8700 or planning@reddeer.ca.