Kinsol Trestle wins six awards

The rehabilitation of the Kinsol Trestle, an immense former railway trestle near Shawnigan Lake, BC, for which Hal Kalman led the feasibility study and participated in the conservation, has won five awards: an Outstanding Achievement Award from Heritage BC; a conservation award from CAHP; a Wood First award from Wood WORKS! BC; an award from the Canadian Wood Council, and two awards from the Hallmark Heritage Society: an Award of Merit and the coveted Louis Award, the Society’s premiere prize, which bears the name of the parrot formerly resident in Victoria’s demolished ‘Parrot House.’ The photo, by timber specialists and contractors (and co-winners) Macdonald & Lawrence, shows the large crowd lining the Kinsol Trestle on opening day, July 28, 2011.(Photo: Macdonald & Lawrence)