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Restoration architect and cultural resource planner join HCF's board of governors

Ottawa, Ontario, August 28, 2012 - The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) is pleased to announce two important additions to its board of governors: Catherine Nasmith of Ontario, and Greg Thomas of Manitoba.  

A practicing architect specializing in heritage research, planning and restoration, Catherine Nasmith, resident of Toronto and Muskoka, is past president of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, past chair of the Toronto Preservation Board, publisher of the acclaimed Built Heritage News, a bi-weekly e-journal with over 1800 subscribers across Canada, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 Jane Jacobs Prize. As a successful advocate for the preservation of heritage buildings with an innovative problem-solving approach to urban design issues, Catherine brings her experience, creativity and energy to the board.

A historian by training, Greg Thomas has over 30 years experience in the field of cultural resource management with Parks Canada (now retired) where he was involved in the planning, development and operation of national historic sites across western and northern Canada. Greg has played a leadership role in Manitoba’s heritage since the 1970s in his capacity as a member of the executive of the Manitoba Historical Society, Winnipeg’s Historic Building Committee and its Heritage Design Committee. He has a strong interest in raising the profile of heritage with a younger generation.

The first term of the newly elected members of the Board of Governors comes into effect at HCF’s Annual General Meeting, October 13, 2012.

Henry Maisonneuve of Alberta and Kim Devine of Prince Edward Island return to the board for a second term.