Every community has one or more people who make life better for their communities.
They apply their hard work, skills and talents to such areas as arts and culture, sports and recreation, multiculturalism, environment, healthcare, education, civic duty, business innovation, community volunteerism, philanthropy and youth or seniors’ leadership.
The deadline on nominations for the prestigious B.C Achievement Awards is coming up Friday, Nov. 15 and the foundation administering the awards is encouraging community members across the province to make their nominations of worthy people in their communities.
“Each year, we encourage communities to consider their citizens who make a difference,” said Keith Mitchell, BC Achievement Foundation chair.
“Take the time to nominate the special people who contribute to your communities — either as a volunteer or in the course of their work — and who inspire by their example.”
Information about how to nominate is found at www.bcachievement.com, by calling 604-261-9777 or toll free at 1-866 882-6088.
New for 2013 is an online nomination process.
Recipients are selected by an independent advisory council of community leaders based on the nominee’s contribution and commitment to the community.
Recipients will be honoured at a ceremony held at Government House in Victoria in spring 2014 where they will receive a unique medallion designed by BC First Nations’ artist Robert Davidson.
Established and endowed by the Province in 2003, the BC Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation that celebrates excellence in community service, enterprise, arts and humanities.