Nominations sought for citizenship medal

The province is seeking nominations for its newest provincial honour, the Medal of Good Citizenship.

  • Wed Nov 23rd, 2016 6:00pm
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The province is seeking nominations for its newest provincial honour, the Medal of Good Citizenship, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities.

“In the last year we recognized 21 individuals and two communities with the Medal of Good Citizenship,” said Premier ChristyClark. “They came from different backgrounds, in communities throughout B.C. but they all have one thing in common:they have stepped up to make their community better. And as we will see in the next round of nominations, they are not alone.”

Launched in July 2015, the Medal recognizes exceptional British Columbians who contribute to our province’s social fabric.The Province relies on citizens to nominate candidates who are deserving of this prestigious honour. Nominators are encouraged to identify inspiring youth in their community who have gone above and beyond in their contribution to society.

Nominations for the Medal of Good Citizenship are accepted year-round. The inaugural medal presentation ceremonies have now concluded.

Currently the Honours and Awards Secretariat is preparing nominations for the independent Selection Committee to review and make recommendations early in 2017.