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Johanna Coughlin wins Provincial Community Achievement Award

British Columbia's two most senior public officials presented a prestigious award to Christ Church member Johanna Coughlin in honour of her significant contributions benefitting her community, her fellow citizens, and the environment.

Johanna Coughlin has made Hope a more caring, beautiful and healthy place to live. Her volunteer contributions have impacted youth, sports, local governance, business and cultural events, and the preservation of the environment. For over 43 years, Johanna has contributed her time and enthusiasm to such organizations as the Hope Outdoor Club, the Hope Mountain Centre, the Hope and District Recreation and Cultural Services Commission and the local Chamber of Commerce. Johanna has directed projects that benefit Hope and, in so doing, inspired others with her outstanding example.

Thirty-nine British Columbians representing 27 communities throughout the province were honoured at the sixth-annual BC Community Achievement Awards ceremony held at Government House in Victoria. (In total, 45 British Columbians from 30 communities received the 2009 award).

Lieutenant Governor Steven Point and Premier Gordon Campbell presented each recipient with a medallion on behalf of the BC Achievement Foundation.

"Each one of these award winners has made a lasting contribution to help all British Columbians by building stronger neighbourhoods, stronger communities and a stronger province," said Premier Gordon Campbell. "Their example teaches us what we can accomplish when we work together and give of our time and energy to support one another."

"It is a privilege to showcase and honour the contributions each of these recipients has made," said British Columbia Achievement Foundation chair Keith Mitchell. "The diversity of this year's recipients demonstrates that there are people contributing to building our province in every corner of B.C."

For more information about the BC Community Achievement Awards, see http://www.bcachievement.com (link opens in new widow).

Posted 14 April 2009

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