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Do you know a Tri-Cities resident deserving of B.C.'s good citizenship medal?

Has a neighbour gone above and beyond to serve your community? The nomination period for the province's highest civilian honour is open until Sept. 6.
BC Medal of Good Citizenship
B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship honours community members that show generosity, kindness and selflessness.

The Tri-Cities is full of volunteers willing to be kind, selfless and generous with their time to make the region a better place.

The B.C. government is hoping to hear about them, and reward and acknowledge them with a special medal that recognizes their leadership and service across Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra.

Nominations for the province's Medal of Good Citizenship are now open until Sept. 6.

In a release, Melanie Mark (Hli Haykwhl Ẃii Xsgaak) explains it's important to lift up those who've lifted others around them.

"I encourage British Columbians to take this opportunity to nominate an outstanding person in their community for the Medal of Good Citizenship," B.C.'s minister of tourism, arts, culture and sport explains.

"It is an excellent way to recognize tremendous contributions to community life that have made our province a better place."

Local residents can nominate individuals, youth or organizations from across Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra.

The 2022 recipients are set to be announced in early December around International Volunteer Day (Dec. 5).

Among the 2021 winners included Amber Gregory of Coquitlam and Jeffery McLellan of Port Moody.

Gregory has been involved in a number of initiatives with local non-profits.

According to her medal description, Gregory helped break barriers for struggling students, seniors and those with disabilities in equipping them with the right resources during COVID-19.

McLellan, meanwhile, took initiative to create resources and fundraisers to better the lives the those heavily impacted by the pandemic.

To solidify a nomination, you can visit the Medal’s page on the provincial government’s website.

Submissions beyond the Sept. 6 deadline will be considered for the 2023 Medal of Good Citizenship cycle.