Premier Christy Clark and Keith Mitchell, chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, have named Loon Lake’s Ethel Smith as one of this year’s 36 recipients of the B.C. Community Achievement Awards.
“As British Columbians, we are inspired by those in our communities who make a difference by their efforts,” said Clark. “Thank you to the 2014 recipients for their contributions; you make our Province stronger with your commitment and generosity.”
Smith joins the company of past recipients from the local area, Barb Shaw (2004) of Cache Creek, Dorothy Dodge (2005) of Lytton, Peggy Chute (2008) of Lytton, Ben Roy (2008) of Cache Creek and Deb Arnott (2011) of 16 Mile.
The recipients of the 2014 awards are:
Selen Alpay (Prince George); Cathy Ashurst (Burns Lake); Amrik Singh Aulakh (Surrey); Donald Brown (Victoria); Helen Clifton (Hartley Bay); Lynnette Cobb (Williams Lake); John D’Eathe (West Vancouver); Allan De Genova (Vancouver); Judy Dix (Prince George); Wayne Duzita (Richmond); Michael Feller (Richmond); Keith Gibson (Tofino); Daphne Goode (Victoria); Lawrence Haiducu (Surrey); Deanna Hamilton (Kelowna); Jill Hayward (Louis Creek); Carol Hunt (North Cowichan); Valerie Ingram (Southbank); Bonnie Leadbeater (Victoria); Bessie Lee (Vancouver); Morgan Leung (Delta); Larry Leung (Burnaby) and Jason Min (Delta); Donald Lindsay (Vancouver); Gordon Marks (Anmore); Michael McCoy (Richmond); John McLernon (Vancouver); Donald Pettit (Dawson Creek); Ethel Smith (Loon Lake); Marilin States (Creston); Fred Titcomb (West Vancouver); Germain Vigneault (Port Clements); Pat Wahlstrom (Quesnel); and Miriam Yu (Vancouver).
An independent advisory council selects the recipients of the Awards from nominations received in the Fall, 2013.
The recipients of the 2014 British Columbia Community Achievement Awards will be recognized in a formal presentation at Government House in Victoria on April 29.