At an October 23, 2018 BC Museums Association (BCMA) award presentation in Kelowna, Volunteer Archivist Sherri Robinson received the association’s Museum Service and Stewardship Award. Sherri was recognized for her extensive knowledge of the community of Esquimalt and for her dedication to the documentation and preservation of the municipality’s history.
The BCMA annual awards recognize institutions and individuals who exemplify excellence in the province’s museums, galleries and history community.
Sherri has served as a volunteer with Esquimalt Municipal Archives since it first opened in 1984. She has also served as the Township’s Acting Archivist numerous times over the years.
“This is a well-deserved award for Sherri, and on behalf of the Township I congratulate her for her years of exemplary and dedicated service,” said Mayor Barbara Desjardins. “She has always been our ‘go-to’ person for everything Esquimalt and is a tireless champion of the community.”
In addition to her work at Municipal Archives, Sherri is an author and historian. Among her many published works, she researched and wrote “Esquimalt Centennial: 1912-2012” for the community’s centennial celebration, and also authored the Township’s popular walking tours publication which showcases the many historical and cultural points of interest in the community.
Founded in 1957, the British Columbia Museums Association (BCMA) creates a bright future for British Columbia’s museum, gallery, and related heritage communities through networking, advocacy, innovation, and professional development. It delivers programs and services to the benefit of its members and the sector at large, acting as the cultural and heritage information hub for British Columbia while providing a unified voice for the institutions, trustees, professional staff and volunteers.