February 1st is fast approaching. Who are you going to nominate for the Heritage Certificate of Recognition?
Please consider this request as the reviewing committee would love to have many nominations to consider. There are many individuals or organizations that are worthy of being recognized in Grey County for the work they have done to promote and preserve the County's rich history.
Since 2009, the Grey County Historical Society has awarded the Heritage Certificate of Recognition to individuals and organizations. The Grey County Historical Society (GCHS) Heritage Certificate of Recognition honours and recognizes a work or works of heritage by an individual, organization, institution or business that has made a significant contribution to the promotion or preservation of the history of Grey County.
2009 - Doug and Rob Shouldice for restoring the former Shallow Lake Hotel.
2010 - Jim Brunow for restoring two homes in the former St. Vincent Township
2010 - Normanby Presbyterian Church for their history book of the church and community
2011 - St. George's Anglican Church, Owen Sound for the steeple restoration
2012 - Kemble Women's Institute for the Lookout and Parkette honouring the Women's Institute.
2013 - Andrew Armitage - preserving and promoting the history of the County of Grey through his writing
Nominations are due by February 1 at noon. Details on where they are to be sent are included on the nomination form.
Full details can be found on our website There you can find the nomination form and helpful information about what criteria are considered when the nominations are reviewed and the winner is chosen. Please give as much as information as possible as more complete information will answer the questions posed by the judging criteria.
Nomination forms have also been sent out to the mailing list and are available at libraries and museums in Grey County.
The certificate will be awarded at the Grey County Historical Society's annual dinner May 21 at Keady.