Award nominees sought

The 2016 B.C. Community Achievement Awards will honour those who raise the quality and character of their community.

Nominations are being sought for some top-notch community members to be recognized provincially for their contributions.

The 2016 B.C. Community Achievement Awards will honour those who raise the quality and character of their community.

Nominees will have made a contribution in any area that provides a benefit to the community – either as a volunteer or in the course of their work.

These include, but are not limited to, arts and culture, sports and recreation, multiculturalism, environment, healthcare, education, civic duty, business, community volunteerism, philanthropy, and youth or seniors’ leadership.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 15, 2016, and they can be made online at www.bcachievement.com/community.

“Since it was established in 2003 by the B.C. government, more than 400 people throughout B.C. have received the award for everything from coaching sports teams to volunteering for the local food bank from the lieutenant-governor at a ceremony at Government House in Victoria each spring,” said Mike Bernard with the B.C. Community Achievement Awards.

“The awards can be for any community contribution.”

Lake Country’s Phyllis MacPherson was presented with the award in 2013 for her many years of volunteer service with the community food bank.