The City of Moose Jaw has announced five recipients for the 2022 Municipal Heritage Awards.
The Collection of Distinction Award was given to the 1000 block of Connaught Avenue (East Side), also known as the Ten Commandments dwellings. Homeowners of each unit were commended for maintaining the same floor plan and front facades, while putting their own personal touches to their home through renovations and remodeling.
There were two winners of the Stewardship Award this year. The first recipient was Mad-24 Restaurant, who kept up the National Cafe's old sign after the latter closed its doors. The second recipient was the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus building, which has continued to be a constant fixture on Saskatchewan Street, while still being used for educational purposes today.
St. Joseph's Parish Catholic Women's League received the Advocacy/Heritage Education Award. To celebrate their Centennial, the league hosted a summer tea, which featured a fashion show, slide show, and displays of wedding, baptism, and first communion gowns dating back to 1935.
The Restoration Award was given to Brent Boechler Gold Key Investments. The new owner has protected the Times-Herald's heritage value by maintaining the front facade and constructing a new marquis to resemble the previous signage.
The awards were handed out at the March 13 regular meeting of Moose Jaw City Council.