For producing its popular Heritage Minutes series, the 60-second mini-movies highlighting Canada's past, seen in theatres and on French and English television. Subsequent to the award, Historica acquired full rights and permissions to distribute and add new productions to the series.
More Berton recipients
CBC Radio journalist — Bob Johnstone, honoured for his “Today in History,” radio vignettes.
Jacques Lacoursière is a prolific and renowned French-Canadian author and historian who is to Québec, what Pierre Berton is to English Canada.
James H. Gray, now deceased, was a well-known chronicler of Western Canadian history and author of such popular and accessible books as Red Lights on the Prairies, The Boy from Winnipeg and Booze.
Pierre Berton was a journalist, editor, TV personality — but most of all — historian, for transforming Canadian history into chart-topping best sellers.