September 23, 2013– Best of B.C. bestowed with Province’s highest honour
VICTORIA – In front of friends, family and a room full of distinguished guests, 12 exceptional civic leaders were honoured today at Government House with the Province’s highest form of recognition, the Order of British Columbia.
“For 23 years, deserving British Columbians have been invested with the Order of British Columbia for their volunteerism, philanthropy and leadership,” said Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon, Chancellor of the Order. “It gives me great pride to bestow this honour upon these exceptional citizens …” . Go to News Release
July 31, 2013–Thirteen to receive 2013 Order of British Columbia
VICTORIA – Thirteen British Columbians who have contributed to the province in extraordinary ways will be appointed to the Order of British Columbia, Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon, Chancellor of the Order, announced today.
“The Order of British Columbia is the province’s most prestigious accolade and is an official part of the Canadian Honours System,” said Guichon. “It is an opportunity to publicly recognize those who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of their fellow citizens. These recipients exemplify the positive difference one person can make in a community and are an inspiration to all British Columbians.” Go to news release
January 28, 2013 — Call for Nominations
VICTORIA – Nominations for the province’s highest recognition of excellence and lifetime achievement – the Order of British Columbia for 2013 – are now being accepted.
“The Order of British Columbia is the province’s most prestigious accolade and is an official part of the Canadian Honours system. It avails us the opportunity to publicly recognize the good works of those 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. “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. Go to new release
*** Change to Submission Deadline ***
January 25, 2013 — The Honours and Awards Secretariat has recently undergone a process to identify ways in which to improve the nomination process for the Order of British Columbia. One of the suggestions was to make the cut off date a day rather than a specific date thereby eliminating any issues where the date may have fallen on a weekend. Submissions must be received by the first Friday in March to be considered. .