BC Achievement Awards open for nomination

Community assets recognized at annual event created by BC government

It’s time again to honour some of BC’s best.

The 13th annual BC Community Achievement Awards are officially open for nomination, with all submissions required by Jan. 15.

Since it was established in 2003 by the B.C. government, more than 400 people throughout B.C. have received the award for everything from coaching sports teams to volunteering for the local from the Lieutenant-Governor at a ceremony at Government House in Victoria each spring. The awards can be for any community contribution: from coaching sports teams to volunteering at a local food bank and everything in between.

Nominees will have made a contribution in any area that provides a benefit to the community – either as a volunteer or in the course of their work.  These include, but are not limited to, arts and culture, sports and recreation, multiculturalism, environment, healthcare, education, civic duty, business, community volunteerism, philanthropy, and youth or seniors’ leadership.

An Advisory Council of independent community leaders reviews the nominations and selects approximately 30 award recipients. The Council will consider the impact of the nominee’s contribution and commitment to the community.

In the Spring, recipients will attend a formal ceremony at Government House in Victoria. The Lieutenant Governor and the Premier of British Columbia are invited to present the recipients with the British Columbia Community Achievement Medallion, a special commemorative medallion designed by renowned BC artist, Robert Davidson. Also,recipients will receive a lapel pin signifying their award.

For more information on the event, visit bcachievement.com.