The programs manager of Heritage Abbotsford Society recently received an award from the B.C. Historical Federation (BCHF).
Natalia Deros received the award for Best News and Media Award for the society’s recent Stories to Spaces: Local Community Places social media campaign.
The award includes a certificate and cash prize of $250 for published news and media resources generated by BCHF members and can include newsletters, social media campaigns, podcasts and more.
Deros’s work fuses built heritage with storytelling, digital heritage imaging, archival research and interviews, and draws upon the knowledge of the community to bring about dialogue on racism, inclusivity and heritage practices.
The Stories to Spaces: Local Community Places campaign is designed to help bridge the generational gap between younger and older audiences, promoting knowledge exchange and inspiration.
Currently, the campaign features posts about the Punjabi Patrika, Lekw’óqwem (Mill Lake), the Fraser Valley Regional Library system and more.
Deros was among several people who received awards at the BCHF’s annual conference awards gala online on June 5.