Call for Nominations - BC Community Achievement Awards

Deadline for Nominations November 15, 2009

VANCOUVER, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - The British Columbia Achievement Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2010 British Columbia Community Achievement Awards.

Consider an individual in your community who makes a difference and nominate them for this prestigious award. Any person or group may nominate a current or former long-term resident of British Columbia.

These awards recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution through a unique achievement or outstanding service - as a volunteer or in the course of their work - in any area that provides a benefit to the community. These include but are not limited to, arts and culture, sports and recreation, multiculturalism, environment, healthcare, education, civic duty, business innovation, community volunteerism and youth or senior's leadership.

To nominate an individual, a nomination form must be completed and accompanied by a letter giving the reasons for nomination, two letters of support and a brief biographical sketch of the nominee. Nomination forms can be found at

Two hundred and forty British Columbians have been recognized since the award's inception in 2004. Recipients attend a formal ceremony in the spring in Victoria where they receive the British Columbia Creative Achievement Award medallion, designed by BC artist Robert Davidson.

An independent advisory council of community leaders reviews the nominations and selects the recipients of the awards based on the impact of the individuals' contribution as well as factors such as uniqueness, commitment, and length of service.

The BC Community Achievement Awards are generously sponsored by Canwest.

The BC Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation established and endowed by the Province of BC in 2003 to celebrate excellence in community service, arts, humanities and enterprise. Information on the BC Community Achievement Awards can be found on the foundation's Web site at or in their brochure, which can be obtained by calling 604 261-9777 or toll free at 1-866 882-6088 or visiting a government agent office or library.


For further information: For further information: Nora Newlands, B.C. Achievement Foundation, (604) 261-9777 or 1-866-882-6088

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