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1852 Frederick Gisborne lays the first submarine telegraph cable in North America between Cape Tormentine, N.B., and Carleton Head, P.E.I. It is a dress rehearsal for a much grander project: a Trans-Atlantic cable.
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Heritage Awards

The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Heritage Awards are presented each year to individuals or groups in recognition of architecture, writing, architectural preservation, genealogy and general heritage activities. 

Nomination Form English www.gov.pe.ca/forms/pdf/3005.pdf
Nomination Form French www.gov.pe.ca/forms/pdf/3006.pdf 

NATURAL HERITAGE ACTIVITY Awarded to an individual who has made a significant volunteer contribution to the preservation or promotion of the natural heritage of Prince Edward Island.

 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Awarded to an individual who has made a significant volunteer contribution to the preservation or promotion of the heritage of Prince Edward Island.

 

YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Awarded to an individual under the age of 25 who has made a significant volunteer contribution to the preservation or promotion of the heritage of Prince Edward Island.

 

PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR Awarded to an individual or group responsible for a publication or presentation making a significant contribution to the understanding of any aspect of the heritage of Prince Edward Island.

 

MARY CORNFOOT BREHAUT AWARD Awarded to an individual or group for an outstanding contribution to genealogy and family history on Prince Edward Island.

 

IRENE ROGERS AWARD Awarded to an individual or group for an outstanding contribution to the architectural heritage of Prince Edward Island.

 

WENDELL BOYLE AWARD Awarded to a group or individual for an outstanding contribution in a performance medium B for instance, music or theatre B that highlights or interprets the history of Prince Edward Island.

 

BOYDE BECK MEMORIAL AWARD   Awarded to a group or individual for outstanding contributions to the oral history and story telling of Prince Edward Island. 

 

AWARD OF HONOUR: Presented to an individual or institution for an outstanding contribution in the areas of research , education, or preservation as they relate to the human or natural history of Prince Edward Island. Unlike the other awards, the Award of Honour recognizes in an individual achievements of a lifetime or career, or in an institution a consistently high level of achievement over long periods of time