Seven Vancouver residents have been recognized for their efforts to better their communities over the course of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by B.C.'s Premier.
John Horgan and Anne Giardini, chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, recently named this year’s recipients of the BC Achievement Community Award, marking the 18th offering of the program. While traditionally recognized in a ceremony in Victoria with B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ceremony has been moved online. Each recipient receives a certificate and a medallion designed by B.C. artist Robert Davidson honouring their achievements.
“This year’s Community Awardees are, without exception, remarkable British Columbians who have strengthened their communities during challenging times,” said Premier John Horgan. “As a result of their commitments to causes beyond themselves, they have ensured that BC is a better province for all of us.”
“It is a particular honour this year to recognize these twenty-five outstanding British Columbians,” added Giardini. “This year’s recipients exemplify the spirit of the Community Award. Celebrating their achievements honours the very best of our province and inspires us all to public service and excellence.”
The Vancouver recipients of the 2021 Community Award are:
- Amber Anderson C.C.C.
- Norah Flaherty
- Zeba Khan, Vancouver
- Dr. Christine Loock
- Jack McGee
- Marcia Nozick
- Lurana Kikuko Tasaka
The awardees were selected by an independent committee composed of Mayor Lee Brain of Prince Rupert, Mayor Michelle Staples of Duncan, and past recipients, Aisha Amijee, Aart Schuurman Hess and Andy Yu.
For more information on the awardees and their accomplishments you can check out the BC Achievement Foundation’s website.