Award Winning Lady.. Tini Pel, centre, is presented with the Ontario Heritage Foundation Recognition Award
by Gore Bay Councillor Wes Bentley, left and Mayor Ruby Croft
GORE BAY- Tini Pei has received an Ontario Heritage Foundation Recognition Award!
The Foundation, Ontario leading heritage agency, runs the Heritage Community Recognition Program. The program recognizes local heritage conservation achievement. Each municipal or band council can nominate one person per year who best exemplifies heritage conservation in his or her local community.
The award of a special pin and certificate from the Foundation was presented to Pel last week
"It was just last week that we bestowed the honour of Senior of the Year to Tini Pel," stated Mayor Ruby Croft, "Tonight, I wish to advise Council, that we have been notified by the Ontario Heritage Foundation that our nomination of Tini Pel, under the 1999 Heritage Communition Recognition Program has been accepted".
Croft explained in June of this year council nominated Pei for the program based on her volunteer teachings of the ancient art of bobbin lace making. She has been instrumental in keeping this art alive within our community and she originated 'Lace Camp'in Gore Bay, Lace Camp has become international and it attracts lace makers from around the world..
(from Manitoulin Recorder)