Submission Deadline: March 10, 2011 5 p.m. (PST)
The British Columbia Honours and Awards Secretariat is currently accepting nominations for the province’s highest honour, the Order of British Columbia. Established in 1989, the Order of B.C. recognizes those people who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour that benefits the people of B.C. or elsewhere. It represents the highest form of recognition the province can extend to its citizens.
Successful nominees will be presented with the honour by the Honourable Steven Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and Chancellor of the Order of British Columbia, at an official ceremony at Government House in Victoria later this year.
The Order of B.C. is open to any resident of B.C. or former long-term resident, who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, excellence or distinction in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of the Province or elsewhere. Fields include community leadership, business, labour, industry, volunteer service, professions and other occupations, research, culture, arts, sports and others. Federal, provincial and municipal elected representatives are not eligible for appointment to the Order while they remain in office. A person may not be appointed to the Order posthumously unless the Advisory Council recommends the appointment to the Lieutenant Governor in Council before the person’s death.
Nomination forms are available by going to www.orderofbc.gov.bc.ca and following the link for the nomination form. All entries should reach the Honours and Awards Secretariat office in Victoria by 5 p.m. on March 10, 2011.
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Honours and Awards Secretariat, P.O. Box 9422, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8V 1S2
Phone: 250-356-7916 Fax: 250-356-2814 Web site: www.orderofbc.gov.bc.ca