35 BC Community Achievers honoured with Community Awards
Thirty-five British Columbians were honoured at the twelfth annual British Columbia Community Achievement Awards’ ceremony held at Government House in Victoria on April 24, 2015.
Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and Honourable Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development presented each recipient with a BC Community Achievement Award medallion and certificate. Keith Mitchell, QC represented the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, the award’s presenting organization.
“Each and every recipient honoured represents the best of British Columbia,” said Minister Oakes. “They are everyday citizens from throughout the province whose contributions, leadership and inspiration have helped shape BC. It is a privilege to recognize their achievements.”
“These honourees exemplify what it is to go above and beyond; to do what needs to be done and to give without question their time and energy for the betterment of their communities,” said Mr. Mitchell. “These are the people who participate in board and committee rooms, far exceed their job descriptions and willingly share their talents of organizing, coaching, fundraising, innovating and mentoring”.
An independent advisory council selects the recipients of the British Columbia Community Achievement Awards. The 2015 council members are Mayor Carol Leclerc of the City of Terrace, Mary Sjostrom, former mayor of the City of Quesnel, and past recipients, Roger Barnsley of Parksville, Michael McCoy of Richmond and Catherine Van Alstine of Vancouver.
The recipients of the 2015 British Columbia Community Achievement Awards will be recognized in a formal presentation ceremony at Government House in Victoria on April 24, 2015. Each recipient will receive a certificate and a medallion designed by BC artist Robert Davidson.