Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Bublé is one of the 13 “exceptional people” recognized for this year’s Order of British Columbia.
The Order of BC began in 1989 and recognizes people “who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour benefitting the people of the Province or elsewhere.”
The announcement was made by Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin on Monday morning.
Other recipients include Beedie Development Group President Ryan Beedie and former BC Finance Minister Carole Taylor.
The entire list of this year’s recipient is as follows:
- Shashi Assanand of Richmond
- Ryan Beedie of West Vancouver
- Michael Bublé of Burnaby
- Shirley Chan of Vancouver
- Neil Cook, MGC, of Cranbrook
- Paul George of Gibsons
- Rusty Goepel of Vancouver
- John Malcolm Horton of Delta
- Mel Krajden, PhD, of Vancouver
- Janet Nadine Mort, PhD, of Brentwood Bay
- Tracy Porteous of Vancouver
- Carole Taylor, OC, of Vancouver
- Ruth Williams of Kamloops
160 British Columbians were nominated for this year’s appointment and since the inception of the award, there have been 460 recipients.
“I am delighted to welcome 13 new members to the order,” Austin said. “They have helped us to grow as a province, taught us to care for our environment, enriched our lives with literature and art, helped us to address past injustices and inspired us to become a more caring and inclusive society.
The province says that the investiture ceremony will be postponed until 2021.