Forest Grove volunteer to receive Medal of Good Citizenship (flickr.com)

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Recent Medal of Good Citizenship recipients

John Phare, a tree faller from Roberts Creek, 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, an 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 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