Heritage Ottawa Awards 2016 Gordon Cullingham Research Fund

Left to Right: David Jeanes, Janet Irwin, grant recipient Hagit Hadaya, Tobi Nussbaum  / PHOTO: David Flemming

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Heritage Ottawa celebrated Heritage Day 2016 by presenting its annual Gordon Cullingham Research and Publication Fund to one of this year's three grant recipients.

Ottawa researcher Hagit Hadaya is preparing a book entitled At Home with the Prime Minister: Ottawa Residences of the Prime Minister Prior to 1951. Publication of the book is planned for 2017 to coincide with Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation.

The funding award was presented to Ms. Hadaya by Councillor Tobi Nussbaum, Chair of the Ottawa Built Heritage Sub-Committee, during the annual Heritage Day event at Ottawa City Hall.

Two other 2016 fund recipients will be recognized at Heritage Ottawa's next Annual General Meeting on May 26th.

Researcher Dustin Valen, from Verdun, Quebec receives a research grant towards his book Cultivating Canadian Modernism: The Architectural Research Group of Ottawa ( ARGO ) 1943-1949.

Ottawa researcher Lynn Armstrong receives a research grant for Beautifying the Capital: The life work of Alexander Stuart, Superintendent of the Ottawa Improvement Commission and Federal District Commission 1905-1945. This work is planned to contribute to creation of a future Heritage Ottawa lecture and walking tour.

The Gordon Cullingham Research and Publication Fund was established by Heritage Ottawa in 2008 in honour of the late Gordon Cullingham, journalist, broadcaster, editor and heritage activist. The award is presented annually to encourage research on Ottawa's built heritage. This year's winning projects were selected from among eight applicants who applied for the 2016 grant.

Also on hand for the presentation were Janet Irwin, wife of the late Gordon Cullingham, and current Heritage Ottawa President David Jeanes. Past-President Leslie Maitland, former President David Flemming and Board members Linda Hoad and Hunter McGill were also on hand at the Heritage Ottawa booth, speaking with members of the public.

Heritage Ottawa is pleased to support these projects that will serve to broaden our appreciation of Ottawa's architectural history. Congratulations to this year's grant recipients!