03/31/10 - Recently, the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador presented Downhome with a Manning Award for Excellence in the Public Presentation of Historic Places (national category).
The award recognizes the work the company has done over the past 22 years to promote the rich culture and unique character of the province and its people through the pages of Downhome magazine.
“All media has some control of our future. We at Downhome are proud to have some of this responsibility and will continue to demonstrate through our pages our great past and present, and help mould our future,” said Grant Young, president of Downhome Publishing Inc., at the awards ceremony.
Also receiving Manning Awards that late March day at the Sheraton Newfoundland Hotel were the Bay de Verde Heritage Premises (community category), Paterson Woodworking and Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Redevelopment (both provincial category), and The Grandchain Exhibition (international category). Memorial University student Megan S. Sheppard, of Conception Bay South, was presented with the $1,000 Dr. Paul O’Neill Scholarship, awarded to undergraduates who demonstrate excellence in and enthusiasm for Newfoundland Studies as part of their degree program.