A House of Commons committee awarded $5,750 to Larry Pempeit, who will carry out a project documenting four people with disabilities "who have played a role in making Alberta a more inclusive society."
The annual award follows a competition each fall that invites disabled Canadians to pitch a research project.
Wish-makers at the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill toss as much as $6,000 each year into the bubbling fountain that has stood as an informal gathering place for almost half a century.
Following an Act of Parliament in 1991, the rain of change has been gathered regularly and put into an award fund destined for a disabled Canadian to complete a project showing the contributions of the disabled to the country and to Parliament.
The Centennial Flame, created for 1967, was to have been dismantled after a year but proved so popular it was given a permanent stay of execution.