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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Province of B.C. is seeking nominations for the Medal of Good Citizenship award.

“In the last year we recognized 21 individuals and two communities with the Medal of Good Citizenship,” said Premier Christy Clark. “They came from different backgrounds, in communities throughout B.C. – but they all have one thing in common: they have stepped up to make their community better. And as we will see in the next round of nominations, they are not alone.”

The award was launched in July of 2015. It recognizes “exceptional British Columbians who contribute to our province’s social fabric.” The province relies on citizens of B.C. to nominate people that they believe are deserving of the award.

“As B.C. is known for its diversity, we are encouraging British Columbians to nominate people from all walks of life from every generation in all parts of the province from the northern corners of the province to the southeast and everywhere in between,” added Shirley Bond, selection committee chair and Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour. “We want to learn about those who are making a difference in people’s lives through their generosity and selflessness.”

Nominations for the award are accepted year-round. The Honours and Awards Secretariat is going through nominations and will send them to the independent Selection Committee to review and make decisions in early 2017.

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