Louise Moore accepting the inaugural Louise & Eric Moore Award at Heritage Day 2020.
Volunteers play a critical role on many fronts across our diverse and impactful heritage sector. I was reminded of that in speaking with Louise Moore last year. Louise’s husband, Eric, had recently passed away and bequeathed a donation to us.
Both Louise and Eric were dedicated volunteers at our past Bytown Days and Heritage Day events—warmly greeting and orienting participants and the public in French and English.
Born in the UK Lake District, Eric served on our Board from 2005-2007 and also volunteered with the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa for 25 years and with Friends of the Ottawa Public Library.
A former Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada employee, on retirement, he served as a volunteer president of the Friends of the Central Experimental Farm for 7 years, and on the CEF advisory council. Louise too volunteered with the Friends of the Farm since their beginning.
At Heritage Day in 2020, the Capital Heritage Connexion presented the inaugural Louise & Eric Moore Award for Outstanding Heritage Volunteerism to Louise Moore.
-Catherine Lindquist, Executive Director
Roger Thomas, Huntley Township Historical Society.
Roger has been a Member of the Huntley Township Historical Society (HTHS) since 1988, serving as a Director for 33 years and President for 4 years. He has been the Editor of the Huntley Township Historical Society Newsletter for the past 24 years and has supervised the production of most of the Society’s publications from author’s copy to final printing and binding.
Among his impressive list of accomplishments over a period of several years, Roger was one of the first HTHS representatives at the inaugural meetings of CHOO | COPO, now Capital Heritage Connexion.
Roger was nominated by Suzanne Thompson, Peg Blair and ten fellow HTHS Directors who write that his contribution to the Society is immeasurable and that he has been indispensable to the group in transitioning to virtual meetings.