Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Shirley Bond, on behalf of Premier Christy Clark, will present Danny Brown, a well-known Campbell River citizen, with the Province’s newest honour, the Medal of Good Citizenship.
The ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. in the Cortes Room at the Coast Discovery Inn in Campbell River.
Launched in July 2015 by Premier Christy Clark, the prestigious Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes individuals who, through exceptional long-term service, have made outstanding contributions to their communities without expectation of remuneration or reward. The medal reflects their generosity, service, acts of selflessness and contributions to community life. Nominations for the Medal of Good Citizenship are accepted year-round.
Brown will be honoured with the medal for his service to Campbell River and his countless hours of volunteerism.
Brown uses his passion for history and his experience from 39 years of working in the forest industry to educate and entertain people of all ages. At the museum in Campbell River, Brown gives public school students lively presentations on pioneer, fishing and logging history. When the museum’s 1930 Hayes-Anderson logging truck appears in parades and at local events, it is because Brown has taken on its care and maintenance.
The narrator for historical boat tours, Brown has produced a number of presentations on the local history of the area. These presentations are given at the museum, Elder College and around town and it is his voice narrating an episode of Canada Over the Edge about the Ripple Rock explosion on the Knowledge Network. Local senior groups have been enthralled by his presentation of the Yorke Island West Coast defence site (1939-45) that he created for the Year of the Veteran.
Brown has been a steadfast member of the Knights of Columbus since 1963, serving as financial secretary and on its Community Christmas Hamper Project Committee. He organizes ushers for special celebrations and co-ordinates student bursaries and participates in fundraisers that help the less fortunate. He is also assembling a 50th-year historical book that to tell the story of the Campbell River Knights of Columbus.
Brown is active in other community groups including St. Patrick’s Parish, Employee and Family Assistance Program (now known as the Upper Island Assessment and Referral Service), the City of Campbell River Parks and Recreation, the Age-Friendly Committee and the Multicultural and Immigration Services Association.
Brown is among a select group of British Columbians who will receive the Medal of Good Citizenship over the next few months.
Premier Christy Clark –
“When Danny Brown first started volunteering in Campbell River, John Diefenbaker was prime minister, and W.A.C. Bennett was premier. In all that time, his dedication to the people and history of the community he loves has never wavered.”
Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, and chair of the Medal of Good Citizenship Selection Committee –
“The Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes the people in our province who generously and selflessly volunteer their time, effort and skills to make their community better. It is inspiring to work with the selection committee to review nominations and see how one person can make a difference. This year, as we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, it is important to recognize individuals who make their communities, and ultimately their country, better.”
Danny Brown, Medal of Good Citizenship recipient –
“I am truly humbled to have been chosen to receive the prestigious Medal of Good Citizenship for volunteering my time with people in our community of Campbell River. I benefit, as a person, and appreciate the opportunities to interact in the day-to-day lives of the young and the young at heart. Thank-you to my nominator.”
- The Medal of Good Citizenship was launched in 2015 to recognize individuals who, through exceptional long-term volunteer efforts, have made outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities.
- Nominations for the Medal of Good Citizenship are accepted year-round.
- An independent selection committee reviews nominations and recommends recipients.
- All regions in the province were represented on the Medal of Good Citizenship Selection Committee and members came from various professional backgrounds.
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