New medal will honour B.C. citizens who do good deeds

The province is heralding B.C. Day by unveiling its new Medal of Good Citizenship.

The province is heralding B.C. Day by unveiling its new Medal of Good Citizenship. The medal features British Columbia’s shield, floral emblem and the  words, ‘Generosity, Service and Selflessness’. British Columbians are  now urged to consider good citizens making a difference in their communities and nominate them for this new honour. The front of the Medal of Good Citizenship features the shield of the  province. On the back, a stylized version of B.C.’s floral emblem, the  Pacific dogwood, and the words, ‘Generosity, Service and Selflessness’  are engraved to honour the kindness and generous acts of recipients.

“This year and going forward, good citizens whose actions are making a difference in their communities will have the opportunity to be officially recognized by the Province,” said Shirley Bond, selection committee chair and Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and

Nominations for the medal close on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, and details  on how to nominate individuals can be found  at: www.gov.bc.ca/medalofgoodcitizenship

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

The Province relies on citizens to recommend these altruistic individuals for recognition throughout the province. There is no age limit. Nominators are encouraged to identify inspiring youth in their community who have gone above and beyond in their contribution to society.

To learn more or to nominate a good citizen in your community,  see: www.gov.bc.ca/medalofgoodcitizenship