GREEN THUMB TO GET
ORDER OF BC
Brian Minter and 13 others to receive British Columbia's highest honour
Brian Miner at a election debate in 2011 at UFV. Below, Minter receives Chilliwack Citizen's Award from mayor Sharon Gaetz.
BC GOVERNMENT CAUCUS—VOICE FILE PHOTO
ourteen exceptional civic leaders will be appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest form of recognition.
“I am so pleased to share congratulations with the inspiring individuals joining the Order of British Columbia this year,” announced Lt. Gov. Janet Austin, chancellor of the order. “These exceptional recipients are pillars of our communities who have demonstrated excellence and distinction in their fields. I wish to extend my thanks to all new members for their commitment to meaningful work that leaves a lasting legacy, which benefits and elevates our province for future generations.”
This year, 203 British Columbians were nominated for the order. More than half of the nominations came from the Lower Mainland, with the remaining coming from other regions throughout the province. Since its inception, 432 British Columbians have been appointed to the order from all regions of the province, and in numbers generally proportionate to a region’s population.
“British Columbia is strong because of our people. This year’s recipients represent the diversity and strength of our province,” said Premier John Horgan. "They have all dedicated their lives to making B.C. a better place, and I commend them for their tremendous achievements and service.”
Brian Minter is an award-winning horticulturalist and entrepreneur, who has provided inspiration to British Columbians about what is possible in the field of horticulture through the family’s innovative garden centre, the acclaimed 13-hectare (32-acre) Minter Garden, in addition to books, garden columns and regular television and radio appearances.
Read more about the Order of BC here.
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