September 16, 2021

Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon will present the Lieutenant Governor’s Historical Preservation and Promotion awards at 5 p.m. today at Government House to three Manitobans for their prolonged, meritorious service in the preservation and promotion of the province’s history and heritage. Recipients are:

• Susan Algie (Winnipeg);
• James Kostuchuk (Portage la Prairie);
• Gilles Lesage (Winnipeg);

“In every community large and small, there are dedicated individuals working to preserve the rich history of this wonderful province. Today’s award recipients have played a significant role in keeping our past alive,” said Lt.-Gov. Filmon. “They have protected and preserved historic structures and documents; they have engaged with and inspired future historians; and they have shared their knowledge and expertise locally, nationally, and globally. It is a pleasure to recognize their efforts and achievements.”

The Manitoba Historical Society receives award nominations from the public and recommends up to three people to receive awards each year. Nominations are welcome at any time.

Further details of the award program along with a nomination form are available on the MHS website at and can additionally be accessed through the website of the lieutenant-governor at

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For more information, contact: Gordon Goldsborough, 204-782-8829, or Kate Gameiro, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, 204-945-2752