This year marks the 30th anniversary of recognizing exceptional citizens with the Province’s highest honour, the Order of British Columbia.
British Columbians are encouraged to nominate inspiring individuals who have left a lasting legacy in their respective fields. The Order of British Columbia is one way of rewarding and recognizing those British Columbians whose achievements have contributed to a better quality of life in B.C. and beyond.
“Outstanding contributions to our province and our quality of life should be recognized and honoured,” said Janet Austin, lieutenant governor and chancellor of the Order of British Columbia. “I encourage you to think about those people who inspire you because of their leadership and extraordinary accomplishments, and nominate them.”
Nominations will be reviewed by an independent advisory council, chaired by the chief justice of British Columbia. Nominations must be submitted to the Honours and Awards Secretariat office in Victoria by March 1, 2019.
“I look forward to celebrating the exceptional and diverse accomplishments of those who will be honoured this year,” said Premier John Horgan. “We are world leaders in B.C., and the Order of B.C. recognizes that standing.”
As well as the Order of B.C., people may nominate individuals for the Province’s other honour — the Medal of Good Citizenship. The medal recognizes citizens for their exceptional long-term service and 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 are accepted year-round.
The Order of B.C.: http://www.orderofbc.gov.bc.ca
The Medal of Good Citizenship: www.gov.bc.ca/medalofgoodcitizenship