Eighteen people from throughout B.C. will receive the Province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for their outstanding service and commitment to helping others in their communities.
“Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Good Citizenship Medal. Your outstanding contributions to the well-being of your communities inspire us all,” said Premier John Horgan. “The generous gifts of your time and support make a difference in people’s lives and help build a stronger province for everyone.”
Launched in 2015, the 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. Recipients were nominated by members of their communities.
“The medal recognizes people who selflessly donate their time and talents to making life better for people in their communities,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, and chair of the medal’s selection committee. “I am truly honoured to congratulate them and say thank you for your dedication and hard work on behalf of all British Columbians.”
Medal of Good Citizenship recipients come from every corner of the province and represent many communities, large and small.
This year’s recipients are:
- Joe Average of Vancouver
- Charlotte Brady and Anastasia Castro of Victoria
- John Cameron of Richmond
- Neil Cook of Cranbrook
- Bruce Curtis of Courtenay
- Shirley Gratton of Prince George
- Jack Hutton of Duncan
- Chief M. Jason Louie of Creston
- Adrienne Montani of Vancouver
- Dr. Peter Newbery of New Hazelton
- Joseph Roberts of Langley
- Patricia Roy of Victoria
- Patricia Shields of Vancouver
- Tom Smithwick of Kelowna
- Louis Thomas of Salmon Arm
- Vivian Tsang of Vancouver
- Michelle Renee Wilson of Delta
This year’s recipients were selected from more than 100 nominees.
In addition to the Medal of Good Citizenship, people may be nominated for the Province’s other honour, the Order of British Columbia. This award recognizes people who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour, benefiting British Columbians and others across Canada and beyond. The nomination deadline for the Order of B.C. is March 6, 2020.
Medal recipient biographies: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content?id=6DAE2DC722D64DD5A02DA879093358E1
Medal of Good Citizenship information, including how to nominate an unsung hero and role model in your community: www.gov.bc.ca/medalofgoodcitizenship
Order of British Columbia: www.orderofbc.gov.bc.ca