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Nominate now for BC's highest honour

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 1:02 PST, Fri January 15, 2021

Nominations are being accepted for the Order of British Columbia, the province's highest honour.

The award honours British Columbians who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, excellence or distinction in a field that benefits people in the province or elsewhere. 

"Every year, we have the opportunity to recognize British Columbians whose legacies improve our lives, lift our spirits and support our communities," said BC lieutenant governor Janet Austin, who is responsible for the Order of British Columbia. "I encourage you to nominate those exceptional individuals who exemplify the best of British Columbia."

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nomination deadline for the Order of British Columbia has been extended to April 9. Nominations will be reviewed by an independent advisory council, chaired by the chief justice of the province.

"In a global pandemic that has turned our lives upside down, so many people in our province have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others," said Premier John Horgan. 

Nominations for the province's other honour, the Medal of Good Citizenship, are also being encouraged. 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. 

Learn more at and (for the Medal of Good Citizenship)

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