Background

As the Queen’s personal representative, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia fulfils the responsibilities and functions of the Sovereign in the province.  The Lieutenant Governor lends the prestige of the office and devotes a great deal of time to the promotion of worthy causes as he/she travels extensively throughout British Columbia. As well, the Lieutenant Governor associates him/herself with the pursuit of excellence in many different fields of endeavour and provides an example of leadership to the province through association and patronage with numerous service, humanitarian and youth groups.

 

Each year, the Lieutenant Governor presents honours and awards to deserving British Columbians in a wide range of fields.  Accomplishment and excellence are publically acknowledged in areas such as literature, public safety, engineering, public administration, academics and volunteerism.  In addition, outstanding British Columbians who have made significant contributions to the province are celebrated with national and provincial honours and awards.

 

In keeping with the Lieutenant Governor’s role of promoting excellence, an honours and awards resource will be established within the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to raise the public’s awareness and knowledge of national and provincial honours and awards and their purpose in recognizing outstanding achievements and accomplishments that benefit the people of British Columbia.