Nominations for British Columbia Community Achievement Awards to close January 20, 2017

Dec 15, 2016
Affected Communities: 
All Areas

In its 13 year history, 6 of the 509 recipients of the BC Community Achievement Awards have been part of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District community.

We think there are a lot of other amazing community members here worthy of recognition.

The BC Community Achievement Awards is currently accepting nominations for extraordinary people who have made a difference in their communities.

Deadline for nominations: January 20, 2017

Why not take the time to nominate someone? 

If you have questions, contact or 604-261-9777. 

Past recipients of the BC Community Achievement Award, from the SLRD:

  • Garry Watson, Whistler (2005) - a founding father of Whistler, three-term RMOW Councillor, SLRD Board member, champion for the School Tax Initiative, board member on the Whistler Health Care Foundation, Community Foundation of Whistler and Board of Variance
  • LaVerne Kindree, Squamish (2005) - doctor, District of Squamish council alderman, SLRD Director, champion for the Squamish General Hospital and its extended care facility, inductee to the Order of Canada (2009)
  • Larry McHale, Squamish (2010) - pioneer in urban black bear management, and Supervisor of Forestry and Trails in the District of West Vancouver
  • Joan Richoz, Whistler (2010) - founding librarian of the Whistler Public Library, Chair of the Whistler Arts Council, Chair of the BC Assembly of Arts Councils
  • Marnie Simon, Pemberton (2013) - Chair of the Whistler Public LIbrary, Friends of the Pemberton Library, director of the Pemberton Seniors Society and past chair of the Whistler Health Care Foundation
  • Thor Froslev, Brackendale (2016) - founder of the Brackendale Eagle Festival and the Brackendale Art Gallery

Do You Know Someone Who Fits This Description?

The BC Community Achievement Awards celebrate British Columbians who go above and beyond in their dedication and service to others and who devote time and energy to making their communities more caring, dynamic, beautiful, healthy, and unique. They inspire by their example. 

Ready to nominate?

You cannot nominate yourself. Or someone who has already passed on.

Any current or former long-term resident of British Columbia is eligible for nomination. 

You'll need: 

  • A letter from the nominator detailing the contributions of the nominee and reasons for the nomination. (max 500 words)
  • Two letters of support / reference letters from other individuals or organizations that describe the value and impact of the contributions of the nominee. (max 500 words)
  • Brief biographical outline of the nominee as it relates to the nomination. 
  • Optional: up to five pages of additional material about your nominee (this can include letters, awards, newspaper clippings, etc.) 

Nominators are encouraged to read further about the award process, eligibility and selection before beginning a nomination package.

About the British Columbia Achievement Foundation

The British Columbia Achievement Foundation was launched in 2003, with an $8 million endowment from the province, to showcase the best of BC, inspire young people and celebrate BC's great achievers, through several awards - the British Columbia Community Achievement Award, British Columbia Creative Achievement Award for Applied Art and Design, British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-fiction, British Columbia Creative Award for First Nations' Art, Time to Read Award: The BC Achievement Foundation Award for Early Literacy and the British Columbia Aboriginal Business Award.


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