The Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive! is presented by the Canadian Museums Association, sponsored by Ecclesiastical, and honours individuals or institutions that have made a significant achievement in the historical field and encourage standards of excellence specifically in the presentation, preservation and interpretation of national, regional or local history. 

Created through a partnership between the Western Development Museum, Spirit Wrestler Productions, and the University of Saskatchewan, The Saskatchewan Doukhobor Living Book Project documented the history, culture, and religious beliefs of Saskatchewan’s Independent Doukhobors. 

“We would like to congratulate everyone involved in bringing The Saskatchewan Doukhobor Living Book Project, to life. Their collaboration, drive and passion in both celebrating and raising awareness of the Doukhobor community in Saskatchewan is truly impressive,” said David Huebel, President, Ecclesiastical Insurance. “At Ecclesiastical we are committed to helping preserve Canada’s unique history and cultures. We congratulate the winners and all the finalists and recognize their commitment to the preservation of our nation’s history.”