Heritage Day Awards

Heritage Day Awards

The annual City of Hamilton Heritage Day Awards Ceremony is a partnership between the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton-Wentworth Heritage Association. The public are welcome to attend the ceremony and heritage fair.

The City of Hamilton Tourism and Culture Division sponsors and facilitates three heritage awards presented at the event, as well as announcing the results of the Famous Hamiltonian of the Year as voted by Hamiltonians:

  • The Susan E. Bennetto History Student Recognition Awards (for grades 11 & 12 students)
  • The History Student of the Year Award (selected from among Bennetto recipients)
  • The Reverend T. Melville Bailey Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement  

Nomination forms
Bennetto & History Student of the Year (PDF. 330 KB)
Reverend T. Melville Bailey Heritage Award (PDF 1.9 MB)

Voting for Famous Hamiltonian of 2020 is now closed


Heritage Day Awards Event

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: Awards ceremony 12:15 pm
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, 71 Main Street West.

Heritage volunteer associations interpretive displays in the foyer 10 am to 12 noon. A reception with light refreshments follows the ceremony.

image 1 - Heritage award winner with mayor. Image 2 of council chambers with awards

Join us and help raise awareness of Hamilton’s rich history and heritage, and celebrate the achievements of those who work to preserve it.