A message from The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

Photo: Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, The Honourable Janet Austin, OBC

Hello friends, I’m Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and today I’m inviting you to nominate a deserving British Columbian for a 2022 Community Award

As I connect with British Columbians throughout our province, I’m constantly inspired by the many people who generously serve their communities in diverse ways; as volunteers as community leaders or during times of crisis and emergency. 

We all know of outstanding citizens in our own communities who provide leadership for local organizations and keep services running through volunteering, fundraising and advocacy.  

Photo: (left) Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, The Honourable Janet Austin, OBC and (right) 2019 Mitchell Awardee, Ellen Woodsworth

Over the past year we’ve also seen countless examples of local heroes and helpers who have stepped up in response to the summer’s heat dome event and forest fires, and in the wake of the floods that have devastated communities and destroyed critical infrastructure. These are people who made and served meals to flood victims, who opened their homes to evacuees, who assisted with the cleanup of debris such as fallen trees, drywall and mould, or who volunteered their technical skills to identify issues on roads or assist with hazard mapping. 

The 2022 Community Award will provide an opportunity to recognize up to 25 of these outstanding citizens. If you know of someone who makes your community stronger, richer, more compassionate and more healthy, please consider nominating them for a 2022 Award.  

Nominations are open from December 1 until January 31 at bcachievement.com 

Nominate Now BC! 

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