Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Canada's First Chief Herald, Robert Watt, Honoured

Tonight in New York City, U.S.A., British Columbian Robert Douglas Watt, LVO, FRHSC, will be awarded the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society's Medal for Heraldic Achievement.

This will be a gala affair - black tie - at the Racquet and Tennis Club on Park Avenue.

Robert Watt was Canada's first Chief Herald from 1998 when the Canadian Heraldic Authority was first created until his recent retirement. He grew up in West Vancouver, and before his appointment as Chief Herald, he had worked at both the Vancouver Archives and the Vancouver Museum. He is now Canadian Rideau Herald Emeritus.

"Canada’s First Chief Herald Oversaw the Creation of a National Heraldic System", College of Arms Foundation Inc.: http://www.coaf.us/events.html

The Canadian Heraldic Authority: http://www.gg.ca/heraldry/cha/index_e.asp

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Delighted to hear this news, Diane. Rob Watt deserves the honour and we should celebrate his special contribution to a genealogy-related institution.