With decades of work dedicated to preserving local history, Diane Armstrong has been honoured with the 2018 Senior of the Year award.
She received the honour at the June 5 Timmins council meeting.
Armstrong has written a local history column for more than 20 years, and has published several books to help keep the stories alive.
“She’s a great advocate and participant of volunteer work, sharing her knowledge with the public and her inquisitiveness has shown the value of community resources such as public libraries, museums, newspapers and history books,” said Mayor Steve Black.
“Her work in helping bring the origin story of Mrs. Eva Connor’s Porcupine Tartan and the fabric itself back to life have demonstrated what can be done by being persistent. She has dedicated considerable time and effort into keeping the memories of past personalities alive.”