The highest honour in the province went out to 16 people, including three Victoria residents who were awarded the Order of British Columbia
Sixteen people were given the province’s highest honour Tuesday, as they were officially appointed to the order of British Columbia.
Premier Christy Clark and Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon presided over the ceremony at Government House this morning.
Among the recipients were three Victoria residents including former Royal BC Museum head Pauline Rafferty and Victoria Foundation CEO Sandra Richardson.
“Very humbling to be up on the stage to receive an award like this particularly when you consider all the other recipient and what they’ve done,” says Richardson.
“But for me it was such a pride that it was here in Victoria representing our community and the Victoria foundation so I was hugely proud and humbled at the same time.”
Founded 27 years ago the order of BC is presented to British Columbians from all parts of the province to recognize outstanding contributions to their communities.