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$65,000 in cash prizes to be won!

Canadians love their historic places and step up when these treasured places are at risk. The Next Great Save competition empowers communities to save heritage places with a $50,000 Grand Prize generously provided by Ecclesiastical Insurance and two runners-up cash prizes. There are three prizes worth $50,000, $10,000 and $5,000 to be won which will advance projects that protect, adapt, renew, or improve heritage places for the future, and inspire us all in the process!

Heritage places are critical for sustainable communities, central to responding to climate change, and vital to our collective wellbeing and sense of belonging. Yet every day more are lost. The Next Great Save competition is our way of highlighting the impact of saving and renewing these places, and getting people from coast-to-coast-to-coast involved in the process.

Congratulations to the winners of the Next Great Save 2024 competition!

Grand Prize $50,000 – The Painted Lady, Port au Port West, NL

2nd Place Prize $10,000 – Save The LaSalle, Kirkland Lake, ON

3rd Place Prize $5,000 – Nanton Grain Elevators, Nanton, AB

The 2024 Next Great Save Finalists

  • Cape Bear Lighthouse and Marconi Station – Murray Harbour, PE
  • Cité-des-Hospitalières – Montréal, QC
  • Greenly Island Houses – Blanc-Sablon, QC
  • LaSalle Theatre – Kirkland Lake, ON
  • Mon Keang School – Vancouver, BC
  • Nanton Grain Elevator – Nanton, AB
  • Old St. Thomas Church – Moose Factory, ON
  • Our Lady of Mercy Heritage Church – Aguathuna, NL
  • Roxy Theatre – Coleman, Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, AB
  • St. Andrew's Lodge – Qualicum Beach, BC
  • St. John's Centre for the Arts – Arichat, NS
  • Welland Central Fire Station – Welland, ON

Photo: Point Clark Lighthouse

About the National Trust for Canada

The National Trust is a registered charity that leads and inspires action to save and renew historic places. Our sites, projects and programs engage Canadians, enhance local identity and bring heritage to life.

About our Title Sponsor

Ecclesiastical Insurance is an award-winning commercial insurance company and a proud part of the Benefact Group – a charity owned, international family of financial service companies that gives all available profits to charity and good causes. Ecclesiastical provides specialist insurance solutions to the arts, culture and heritage community, faith organizations, retirement living, educational institutions, registered charities, and non-profit organizations. Protecting Canada’s historic places, both large and small, with regional offices in Dartmouth, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Photo: La Vielle Maison

What is a Next Great Save?

A Next Great Save is a project that successfully protects, adapts, renews or improves a heritage place in a way that extends its useful life, and more, such as:

  • responds to new pressures and community needs such as climate change or affordable housing;
  • reduces environmental impact; and/or
  • reflects diversity and inclusion of new voices and new stories.

Rules & regulations

Votes are cast online and will be tallied in real-time on this website. Only those votes cast during the competition period will be tallied.

Use of mechanical or automated programs to submit votes for this Competition is strictly prohibited. If any person is found to be tampering in any way with the voting process, those votes will be disqualified.

There is no fee or obligation to the National Trust for voting in the competition. Read the full Rules & Regulations here.

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Photo: Tashme Museum