Williams Lake volunteer receives Medal of Good Citizenship (flickr.com)

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Recent Medal of Good Citizenship recipients

John Phare, a tree faller from Roberts Creek, who was posthumously honoured with the medal last fall after he was killed while fighting the Old Sechelt Mine fire in July: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2015PREM0070-001660

Joan LeMoine, a well-known Parksville citizen and community ambassador was honoured with the medal for her contribution to many Parksville organizations and events: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016IGR0003-000496

Judith Armstrong and Nick Marsden, two Victoria citizens were honoured with the medal for their decades of dedication to British Columbians with developmental disabilities: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016IGR0004-000520

Patricia Housty, a Bella Bella citizen, was honoured for being a generous volunteer, role model and community caretaker within the Heiltsuk First Nation. Housty is the first aboriginal person to receive the medal: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016IGR0005-000582

Dave Homberg, a Abbotsford resident was honoured for his ongoing volunteer and philanthropic contributions to the city and in particular for his efforts around the building of the first free-standing hospice facility in Abbotsford: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016IGR0006-000689

Lita Salanski, who was posthumously honoured with the medal to recognize the impact she had on Grasmere, its ranching and farming community, educational infrastructure and spiritual foundation: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016IGR0008-000752