2022 Heritage award

2022 Heritage Award presentation On September 25 at the Victoria Model Railroad show, I had the pleasure of presenting the 2022 Heritage Award to Robert Turner of Protection Island. The award is presented to a member (or members) in the Division who has/have contributed significantly to the preservation of railroad history within the Province of British Columbia. Robertis the author of over 15 books on transportation history (mostly railroad related). He has also written over 300 articles and reviews in magazines and journals on both prototype and prototype model subjects. He has given numerous lectures and over 3,000 of his photographs have been widely published in books and magazines as well as being featured in exhibits. He is a Curator Emeritus at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria after having been their Chief of Historical Collections for many years. As a heritage consultant, he has extensive experience with heritage sites, historic railway operations, restoration projects and museum developments from many countries. He has worked for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Parks Service, the City of Vancouver, the Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum, the Dawson City Museum, the City of Nelson, the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, the Cowichan Valley Regional District (Kinsol Trestle Restoration), and a number of other institutions and government agencies. Bob has also provided many volunteer services for museums and historical societies throughout British Columbia over many decades. In 2005 he was awarded the Life Achievement Award by the Canadian Railroad Historical Association for his many contributions to Canada’s railway heritage. Ken Rutherford Heritage Award Co-ordinator