Former curator wins prestigious award

October 25, 2006
News Release

Quesnel – Ruth Stubbs, former curator at the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives, has been presented with the British Columbia Museums Association’s Museums in Motion Award for Distinguished Service.

Stubbs, who retired this summer after more than 20 years with the Museum, received the award October 20 at the BCMA annual awards banquet. Stubbs was honoured by her colleagues from museums across British Columbia for her many years of dedication, service and accomplishments and was presented the award, an exclusively designed and commissioned bronze sculpture by internationally renowned, Kelowna-based sculptor Geert Maas.

“For as long as I’ve known her, Ruth has always strived to make our museum better,” said Museum and Heritage Commission Chair Lorna Townsend. “This award caps off a career she can truly be very proud of.”

In the letter informing Stubbs of the award, BCMA Awards Committee Chair Lesia Davis wrote, “Your passion for your work is inspirational to many in our field.”

During her time at the Museum, Stubbs has initiated a number of unique exhibits, including, most recently, the Footprints in Stone exhibit, a partnership between the Museum and the Four Carrier First Nations in our region.

Stubbs was accompanied to the ceremony by Townsend, Commissioner Stephen Hilbert, Councillor Ron Paull and Museum and Heritage Manager Ian Hollingshead.

The Quesnel and District Museum and Archives is funded by the City of Quesnel and offers a growing range of programming and exhibits.

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