Townsite Heritage Society of Powell River presented its annual Home and Garden Awards on Sunday, October 30 at Henderson House.
Henderson House is the new home of the society, and just like the building itself, these awards have a long history originally beginning in 1917 with a garden contest sponsored by the Powell River Company.
The awards program was reinstituted in 1992 as a way for the society to recognize the efforts of owners in maintaining their homes and gardens.
This year the society partnered with Rona Building Centre, Springtime Garden Centre and Mother Nature to present a gift certificate and plaque at a reception in honour of each winner. The society also acknowledges the financial assistance of the province of BC.
This year’s winners are:
Grand General Home Award: Jean Powell, 5833 Aspen Street.
Grand Heritage Award: City of Powell River, Dwight Hall 6274 Walnut Street.
Most Improved: Ross Fowlie, 5767 Maple Avenue.
Best Overall Garden: Jason Gow and Michelle Hignell, 6290 Oak Street.
Best Containers: Megan Gros and Cathy Fisher, 16-5868 Arbutus Avenue.
Best Outdoor Living Space: Geoff and Kluane Koch, 6281 Poplar Street.
Best Kitchen Garden: Ron and Laura Berezan, 6370 Oak Street.
Best Garden Structures: Doug and Pat Hudson, 5600 Marine Avenue.
Spring Fling: Reinhold and Anne Walter, 6324 Poplar Street.
Best Mixed Border: Robert Lawson, 5460 Laburnum Street.
Most Improved Mixed Border: Michael and Brandy Van Asseldonk, 5550 Maple Avenue.
Best Commercial: Maple View Apartments, 5650 Maple Avenue.