Celebratory Role

Recipients of the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers with the Honourable Judith Guichon, 29th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

The Lieutenant Governor celebrates, inspires and connects British Columbians. Every day, people from across British Columbia spend their time and energy to make a positive impact on the lives of their fellow citizens. The Lieutenant Governor has an important role in honouring these great British Columbians, celebrating their service and bringing like-minded citizens together to inspire and help others. In this role, the Lieutenant Governor:

  • Recognizes distinguished British Columbians by presenting orders, decorations and medals;
  • Provides personal patronage to support and encourage worthy endeavours focused on public service, philanthropy, the arts and community volunteerism;
  • Honours outstanding achievements and milestones through the presentations of awards and congratulatory messages;
  • Hosts and attends celebrations and social events to connect British Columbians;
  • Inspires and sets an example for British Columbians by focusing attention on worthy causes and by lending support to these endeavours.