BC Achievement Foundation names recipients of 19th annual Community Awards

The winners were awarded for their contributions across the province.

BC Achievement Foundation

Credit: BC Achievement Foundation

The winners were awarded for their contributions across the province

Browsing the list of winners of the BC Achievement Foundation’s 19th annual Community Awards is a pretty good way to feel like you’re not doing quite enough. 

The recipients come from industries and locations all across B.C. and were selected by “an independent jury of community leaders from throughout British Columbia,” according to the foundation.  

This year’s awardees include names like Jim Good, who has been developing and maintaining Price George’s Goodsir Nature Park for over 30 years, Dr. Vivian W.L. Tsang, a Vancouver resident who created the HOPE Initiative Foundation to help youth get involved in community service, and Victoria mental health advocate and social work professional Baylie McKnight. 

“We are incredibly proud to celebrate the work of these 20 individuals, who shine as examples of dedication and service,” said Anne Giardini, chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, in a release.

“It’s heartening to see these community leaders, visionaries, innovators and volunteers continuing to work to make the world a better place while lighting a path of achievement for other British Columbians to follow.”

Premier John Horgan also weighed in, saying the recipients have “dedicated their time and energy to helping their friends and neighbours, and British Columbia is a better province because of them.”

You can check out the full list of winners below. More information on them can be found here

Carol Camille, Lillooet
Jim Good, Prince George
David He, Burnaby
Herman Ho, MB, AdeC, Vancouver
Dr. Faisal Khosa, Vancouver
Chin uook Kim, New Westminster
Suresh Kurl, Richmond
David Amrik Lau, Saanichton
Lawrie Mack, Invermere
Baylie McKnight, Victoria
Anders I. Ourom, Vancouver
Carmen Rosen, Vancouver
Kamal Sharma, Surrey
Robert Tanaka, Coquitlam
Dr. Tracey Thorne, Gabriola Island
Charissa Tonnesen, Tumbler Ridge
Dr. Vivian W. L. Tsang, Vancouver
Wayne White, Courtenay
Sqwulutsultun William Yoachim, Nanaimo
Anthony and Nancy Yurkovich, Richmond