THE NEXT GREAT SAVE
Congratulations to the winners of The Next Great Save!
Grand Prize $50,000 – Duncan Train Station – Duncan, BC
2nd Place Prize $10,000 – La Vieille Maison – Meteghan, NS
3rd Place Prize $5,000 – Hope Station – Hope, BC
Over 200,000 votes were placed between January 20 and February 22 from coast to coast to coast for ten groups who are saving heritage places that matter. Thank you to the competitors, and to the public who voted for these incredible heritage conservation projects!
Learn more about all of the competing projects below:
Duncan Train Station
Historic 1916 CNR Hope Station
Hudgin Log House
La Vieille Maison
Rossland Drill Hall
St. John's Stone Church
Saint John, NB
Grand Manan, NB
The Old Council House
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
The National Trust for Canada’s Next Great Save competition is on a mission. Our mission is to help communities save heritage places that matter to them, with three cash prizes totalling $65,000. The first place prize is a $50,000 prize generously provided by Ecclesiastical Insurance, the second place prize is $10,000 and the third place prize is $5,000. The prize money can be used for a project that will adapt, renew or improve their heritage place for the future, and inspire us all in the process.
Heritage places are critical for sustainable communities, central to responding to climate change, and vital to our collective wellbeing and sense of belonging. Yet every day more are lost. The Next Great Save competition is our way of highlighting the impact of saving an endangered place, helping renew one of these places, and getting people from coast-to-coast-to-coast involved in the process.
How to Vote
Everyone from everywhere can vote for their favourite project! You can vote once per day – and you can vote for a different project every day if you wish. To vote: Select “vote” for the project you choose, enter your name and email address, and then click the link in the confirmation email. If you do not see this email, please check your spam folder.
The competition begins on Friday, January 20, 2023, at 2pm Eastern Time (11am Pacific Time) and closes on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 2pm Eastern Time (11am Pacific Time).
Read the Frequently Asked Questions here.
What is a Great Save?
A Great Save is a project that successfully adapts, retrofits, renews, or improves a heritage place in a way that extends its useful life, and more, such as:
- responding to new pressures and community needs such as climate change or affordable housing;
- reducing environmental impact;
- reflecting diversity and inclusion of new voices and new stories; and/or
- offering experiences, education, and inspiration to many.
Rules & regulations
Votes are cast online and will be tallied in real-time on this website. Only those votes cast during the competition period will be tallied.
Use of mechanical or automated programs to submit votes for this Competition is strictly prohibited. If any person is found to be tampering in any way with the voting process, those votes will be disqualified.
There is no fee or obligation to the National Trust for voting in the competition.
Read the full Rules & Regulations here.
The Next Great Save is a platform for organizations to showcase the places and stories important to them in their own words. As the host, the National Trust for Canada recognizes that Canada’s history and heritage is complex and contentious, dominated by settler perspectives, and that individually or collectively the stories may lack diversity.
Next Great Save projects were selected to participate in the competition based on their eligibility and the evaluation of their submission using the criteria outlined in the Next Great Save Submission Guidelines and Eligibility.
Ecclesiastical Insurance is deeply committed to protecting the needs of organizations that enrich the lives of others; to preserving Canada’s distinct communities, cultures and history; and to supporting initiatives that help improve the lives of people in need. The National Trust for Canada has a long-standing relationship with Ecclesiastical Insurance – our most faithful sponsor – and we are excited to work with them to help fund the Next Great Save!
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