Nomination period open for Order of B.C.
Nominations are now open for the Order of British Columbia, the province’s highest honour for individuals who have served with great distinction or excelled in any field.
British Columbians are encouraged to consider and 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 extraordinary contributions and achievements have contributed to a better quality of life in the province and beyond.
“As the Province’s highest honour, the Order of British Columbia recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements of our citizens,” said Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor and Chancellor of the Order of British Columbia. “I encourage you to nominate those individuals in your community whose leadership, dedication and extraordinary accomplishments strengthen the integrity of our province and contribute to a better future for all.”
Since the Order of British Columbia was established in 1989, the province has recognized 402 British Columbians from a variety of sectors including the business, volunteer, arts and sporting communities.
An independent advisory council, chaired by the chief justice of British Columbia, will consider nominations. All nominations must be submitted to the Honours and Awards Secretariat office in Victoria by Friday, March 3, to be considered this year. Nominations received after the March 3 will be processed for 2018. Successful nominees will be appointed to the order at a special ceremony at Government House in Victoria.
As well as the Order of B.C., people may nominate individuals for the province’s newest 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.
Anyone can submit a nomination. More information, nomination forms and submission instructions are available online.