History Alive! 2020

Ecclesiastical Sponsored “History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive!” Recipient Announced at Governor General’s Awards Ceremony

At today’s Governor General’s Awards ceremony at Rideau Hall, Perspectives on Biodiversity — Sturgeon Harpoon Knowledge Web received the History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive!, sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance.

Presented by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada and administered by the Canadian Museum’s Association, the award recognizes excellence and innovation in the public programming of museums and other heritage institutions.

Perspectives on Biodiversity — Sturgeon Harpoon Knowledge Web examines one component of traditional Musquem First Nation daily life — a sturgeon harpoon — and explores its intersectionality with elk, eagles, Douglas fir, the land, the river and the community.

David Huebel, President of Ecclesiastical Canada, attended the ceremony along with Colin Robertson, Vice President, Operations and Risk Control. Huebel expressed how proud and honoured Ecclesiastical Insurance is to support the award. “We are committed to preserving Canada’s unique history and cultures, and Perspectives on Biodiversity — Sturgeon Harpoon Knowledge exemplifies this work. We congratulate them along with all the finalists and celebrate their innovation and commitment to the interpretation, presentation, and preservation of national, regional, and local history.”

The ceremony was followed by a gala dinner in the Great Hall of the Museum of Canadian History in Gatineau, where Ecclesiastical hosted a table of customers and broker partners.