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A delegation from HCF meet with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in Saint John, N.B.

Ottawa, ON May 23, 2012 – A delegation from the Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) met with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales during a walkabout along historic Prince William Street in Saint John, New Brunswick as part of the Royal Visit.

Their Royal Highnesses had the chance to admire some of the preserved buildings that were responsible for the City winning The Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership in 2002, an award established by HCF in collaboration with His Royal Highness in 2000. The prize is given annually to municipalities that have demonstrated a strong and sustained commitment to the conservation of their historic places. The creation of the prize was the direct result of discussions The Prince had while touring a restored 18th-century home during an earlier Royal visit to New Brunswick in the 1990s.

“His Royal Highness observed that given the opportunity, people choose to live in places with heritage character and human scale,” said David Bradley, Chair of HCF’s board of governors. “Through the Prince of Wales Prize, HCF brings attention to Canadian towns and cities that understand and value the contribution heritage makes to quality of life.”

Nominations for the 2012 Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership close on May 31, 2012.  For more information about the Prize:

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