Every community has one or more people who make life better for their communities by applying 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.
It’s time again to recognize these contributions by submitting a nomination to the prestigious British Columbia Community Achievement Awards. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 15.
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.
“Each year, we encourage communities to consider their citizens who make a difference,” said Keith Mitchell, chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, which administers the awards. “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.”
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.