Lt Gov To Present Award To 24 Volunteers

On behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will present the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award to 24 volunteers from British Columbia on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., during a ceremony at Government House.

Following the ceremony, recipients and their guests will have the opportunity to visit It’s An Honour!, a new travelling exhibit about the Canadian Honours System that is now making its way across the country. Making a stop at Government House on that day, the exhibit will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

About the Caring Canadian Award

Created in 1995, the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award recognizes living Canadians and permanent residents who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad. Often working behind the scenes, these individuals volunteer their time and efforts to help their fellow citizens.

The ceremony schedule and the list of recipients, as well as a fact sheet on the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award are attached.