The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Maritime Achievement recognizes and acknowledges individuals and organizations along British Columbia’s coast and inland waterways who have made noteworthy contributions to BC’s maritime interests in the areas of science, technology, business, applications of maritime skills, nautical heritage and culture, art, and academic endeavours. The expanded scope of the award also recognizes Indigenous and traditional practices, environmental stewardship, and ensure diversity in nominees, recipients, and award administration.
The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Maritime Achievement is a collaboration between the Government House Foundation and the Maritime Museum of BC. The award replaces the S.S. Beaver Awards for Maritime Excellence.
Featured artwork: “2023 award medallion” by Nusi Ian Reid
Recipients of the 2023 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Maritime Achievement
Government House Foundation in partnership with the Maritime Museum of BC is honoured to announce the six recipients for the first annual Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Maritime Achievement.
Learn more about the recipients of 2023:
Award steering and selection committees are comprised of members of the Government House Foundation, Maritime Museum of BC, representatives from the broader community, and professional mariners will administer the award.