Dr. Battersby has an exemplary record of civic leadership for more than three decades, playing a role in the development and implementation of strategies that have guided Revelstoke’s progress in becoming a sustainable, thriving community.
As a renowned piper and bandleader for over 25 years, Jack Lee is sought after as a performer, lecturer and teacher throughout the world. As a valuable ambassador for Surrey and BC, Jack’s Pipe bands and individual students have won numerous awards and accolades.
Lucille Bell is an exceptional role model for her community of Old Massett not only as a thriving small business owner but also through her work as a Heritage Resource Officer where she has led many of initiatives to increase awareness of her culture including spearheading the repatriation of Haida Gwaii remains.
Iain MacKay has been a leader and member of the BC Cancer Foundation during its busiest time in its history. With Iain’s strong leadership, the Foundation has seen a dramatic increase in funds available for cancer research and resources for patients throughout Vancouver and BC.
Beatrice Blackford is a talented musician who has selflessly shared her music with patients at Vancouver Hospital, Brock House Senior Care Centre, St. Vincent’s Hospital and UBC Hospital for over 30 years.
For over 35 years Anne Martin has contributed widely to the development of enhanced services and programs for Prince George. Anne’s vast efforts as a leader and ambassador have affected numerous organizations related to child development, health, arts, culture and civic improvement.
For over 20 years Roland Brown has diligently worked as an environmental steward in his community. Using his personal skills and resources in cooperation with numerous organizations, Roland has identified, developed, and helped maintain Duncan’s diverse environment.
Brian Northup has spent 23 years as town Councilor, Mayor and humanitarian in his community of Smithers. His honest, compassionate leadership produced many municipal improvements. Brian has also volunteered with the North BC Winter Games, the Bulkley Valley 2010 Olympic Opportunity Committee and the Regional District Hospital Board.
Philip Chan Pak-Yuen founded a non-profit Tai Chi organization to promote health and well being for his community in Vancouver. Philip raises thousands of dollars for charitable organizations such as SUCCESS and the Chinese Cultural Centre.
As the Principal of Elphinstone Secondary School, Deborah Palmer has created an environment that encourages respect and fairness for all staff and students. Deborah has initiated programs to build leadership skills, produce collaborative solutions and ultimately strengthen the ties between the youth and community of Gibsons.