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The Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes individuals who, through exceptional long-term service, have made outstanding contributions to their communities


While none from the Kamloops, Thompson, Nicola region were recipients, nineteen British Columbians, selected from more than 100 nominees, will be receiving the Province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for their outstanding community service.

This years Medal of Good Citizenship recipients hail from nearly every corner of the province … from Quathiaski Cove to Queen Charlotte, Nelson to 150 Mile House, North Vancouver to Kelowna and Langford to Port Alberni, demonstrating that BC communities are full of people doing good things for the benefit of their communities. 

It is an honour to congratulate these community leaders whose commitment helps strengthen our society,” said Premier John Horgan. 

The Medal of Good Citizenship awards recognize these individuals and their remarkable contributions to our communities and our province as a whole.”

Launched in 2015, the Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes individuals who, through exceptional long-term service, have made outstanding contributions to their communities without expectation of remuneration or reward. The medal reflects their generosity, service, acts of selflessness and contributions to community life.


Everyone receiving medals today embodies the best qualities of being a British Columbian,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, and chair of the medal’s selection committee. 

All of us on the selection committee were impressed by the generosity, compassion and sacrifice each and every one of the recipients has demonstrated. Congratulations to all honourees.”

Here are this years recipients:

  • Selen Alpay of Prince George
  • Alberta (Wadzeed) Billy of Quathiaski Cove
  • Joan (Bays) Blackhall (posthumous) of Langley
  • Suzanne Bolton of Vancouver
  • Edward Dickins of Kelowna
  • Stephanie Fischer of Nelson
  • Fran Fowler of Queen Charlotte
  • Joyce H. Fraser of Princeton
  • Ronald Allen Greene of Oak Bay
  • Michael O. Langridge of Saanich
  • Beth Laur of Langford
  • Brandon Laur of Langford
  • Darren Laur of Langford
  • Peggy Lee of Vancouver
  • Stan McCarthy of 150 Mile House
  • Lois Nahirney of North Vancouver
  • Shawna Narayan of Surrey
  • Sylvie (Silvakantie) Pather of North Vancouver
  • Kris Patterson of Port Alberni


Biographies of this years recipients are available onlineCLICK HERE

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