Some Major Awards to the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel (1977-2010)

     
  1978   Community Service Award from Heritage Canada to Garry Anderson for his heritage work in Cranbrook including the 1976 Cranbrook Heritage Report and the formation of the Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation. This was awarded at Rideau Hall by His Excellency, Governor General Jules Leger.
  1985   Award of Merit from the BC Museum Association
  1988   Special Restoration Award from Cranbrook's sister city Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.
  1989   Preservation Award for the preservation of the Trans-Canada Limited from The Canadian Railway Historical Association
  1990   Gordon Wilder Memorial Award for Tourism. From the Rocky Mountain Visitors Association
  1992   Award of Recognition from the British Columbia Heritage Trust.
  1992   Preservation Award for the repatriation and rehabilitation of the 1907 car "Curzon", from the Canadian Railway Historical Association
  1993   BC Heritage Society & Heritage Canada's Achievement Award & Gold Mmedal Given for the restoration of the Trans-Canada Limited train set - a national railway symbol.
  1994   Cranbrook Citizen of the Year to Garry Anderson, Executive Director of the Museum
  1997   Tourism Excellence Award from the Chamber of Commerce
  1999   Tourism Excellence Award from the Chamber of Commerce
  2001   BC Heritage Award to Garry Anderson - Executive Director (with $10,000 award to Garry for a Charity of his choice - to the Museum for 1/3 the cost of the oak floor in the Royal Alexandra Hall)
  2002   Tourism Excellence Award from the Chamber of Commerce
  2003   Tourism Excellence Award from the Chamber of Commerce
  2004   Tourism Excellence Award from the Chamber of Commerce
  2005   Tourism Excellence Award from the Chamber of Commerce
  2007   BC Achievement Award- "to Garry Anderson for outstanding commitment to heritage projects and the arts and culture in the City of Cranbrook. Under his direction, the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel has developed into one of the world's finest collections of passenger rail cars. Garry has been instrumental in the revitalization of the downtown area, the restoration of many Cranbrook heritage homes and the restoration of the Royal Alexandra Hall."
  2007   BC Heritage Society & Heritage Canada's Achievement Award - Given for the restoration of the Royal Alexandra Hall (see also 1993 for this same award )
  2007 -   Order of Canada to Garry Anderson, Executive Director, for his work in making the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel one of the major railway heritage collections in the country and his work for Cranbrook through the Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation (The investiture Ceremony was held at Rideau Hall with the Governor General in December 2008).
  2010   National Historic Designation received from the Federal Government for the set of the 1929 Trans-Canada Limited (June/2011)
     

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