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Nominations open for Order of British Columbia

Nominations for the province’s highest recognition of excellence and lifetime achievement – the Order of British Columbia for 2014 – are now being accepted.

“The Order of British Columbia is the province’s most prestigious accolade and gives us the opportunity to recognize the outstanding works of individuals in our communities who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to make all our lives better,” said Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor and Chancellor of the Order of British Columbia, in a press release. “Please take the time, as grateful citizens, to identify and nominate those special people worthy of being honoured in this significant way.”

Any person or group is welcome to nominate a deserving individual as candidate for appointment to the Order of British Columbia.

Nomination forms are available online at www.orderofbc.gov.bc.ca/nominations or by request from the Honours and Awards Secretariat office, at orderofbc@gov.bc.ca and 250-387-1616.

To be considered this year, nominations and letters of support must be received by March 7, 2014, at the Secretariat’s office (1st floor, 548 Michigan Street, Victoria, V8V 1S2) or via email at orderofbc@gov.bc.ca. Nominations received after this date will be included in the selection process for next year.

A dinner and special ceremony of recognition will be hosted later this year by Lt.-Gov. Guichon at Government House for recipients and invited guests.

The Order of British Columbia was established in 1989. Since its inception, 345 British Columbians have been honoured.

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