Excerpt from “News Release”

“The Order of British Columbia is the province’s most prestigious accolade.” “For 25 years, we have publicly recognized those who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of their fellow citizens. These recipients exemplify the positive difference one person can make in a community and are an inspiration to all British Columbians.”

“The Order of British Columbia recognizes remarkable accom-plishments by extraordinary British Columbians,”

“Other First Nations leaders who have been honoured with the Order of BC include Joseph Gosnell from the Nisga’a, Clarence Louie from Osoyoos, and Sophie Pierre from the Ktunaxa in the Kootenays. The list of prominent British Columbians who have been hon-oured includes everyone from Trevor Linden of the Canucks to businessman Jimmy Patti-son to singer Diana Krall.” CONGRATS Ellis!