John Edwards Conference Bursary

Are you a volunteer with a historic place or heritage organization? Do you give your time, energy and passion to bring heritage to life? We want you to be a part of the 2021 National Trust Virtual Conference and join in the dialogue at this national heritage learning and networking event.  The John Edwards Conference Bursary for Heritage Volunteers can help make that possible!

The John Edwards Conference Bursary was established to honour the legacy of longtime heritage advocate and volunteer John Edwards. The bursary provides much-needed financial support to help volunteers participate in the National Trust Virtual Conference 2021.

We would like to thank Helen Edwards for her generous gift in memory of John C. S. Edwards.

Apply for a bursary.
*Bursaries will be awarded based in order of receipt.
Please review the Terms and Guidelines before applying.

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We are delighted to celebrate heritage volunteers and last year’s recipients of the John Edwards Conference Bursary for Heritage Volunteers!


“I volunteer in the built heritage sector to preserve a physical connection between past, present and future. Without that connection, we are adrift.”
– Richard Krehbiel
 “Volunteers are the heart and sole of our heritage organization and without them we would not exist. Our volunteers are enthusiastic ambassadors and love sharing Chilliwack’s history and heritage with our community.”
– Laura Reid

2020 Recipients

Dorothy Abbott
Treasurer, Board Member
Ontario Black History Society
Toronto, Ontario
Jessica Matthys
Board Member
Norwich District Museum and Archives
Norwich, Ontario
Jared Althouse
Archeology, Learning volunteer
The Royal Alberta Museum
Edmonton, Alberta
Laura Reid
President, Board Member
Heritage Chilliwack Society
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Diane Chin
Vice-Chair, Board member
Architectural Conservancy of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Richard Krehbiel
Secretary of the Kisbey Museum Committee
Kisbey Museum
Kisbey, Saskatchewan
Bruce Scott
Secretary, Board Member
Canadian Flight Association
Langley, British Columbia
Leslie Thompson
Board Member, Past-Chair, Committee Member
Architectural Conservancy of Ontario & Heritage Toronto)
Toronto, Ontario


John C. S. Edwards

“I am determined to acknowledge volunteers, who in my opinion are the lifeblood of the heritage field.”

-Helen Edwards, heritage advocate and volunteer, and National Trust member and Heritage Patrons Circle Donor

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