Do you know someone that goes above and beyond in their community to make B.C. an even better place to live? BCLC wants to hear about them! If selected, BCLC will celebrate your nominee with the chance to pump up the BC Lions at their next home game!
As a social-purpose company, BCLC is working to generate win-wins for the greater good and serve in the best interests of players, the province and society. This includes celebrating the passion, dedication, and support of everyday heroes and the personal contributions they have made in communities throughout BC.
Candace is the founder and president of the JR. Black Achievement Awards Society. This organization is dedicated to offering educational programs, recognition, awards, and provides financial assistance for post-secondary education for the black community in BC.
Christine Roy serves as a Clinical Nurse at St.Paul’s Hospital representing all the amazing nurses and front line health care workers who dedicate themselves to the wellbeing of British Columbians every day.
In May of 2021, Sarah lost her battle with cancer, but not before enacting significant change politically and socially for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Sarah was a prominent leader in advocating for Indigenous women and people’s rights and was the Director of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, the Banff Forum, and the Central Westcoast Forest Society. Sarah was also the founder of Rainwatch Advising, which advised individuals, businesses, schools and government officials on various topics such as understanding Indigenous experiences and histories in Canada, governance and policy development, and cultural awareness workshops, webinars, and online sessions. Sarah has been a prominent and eloquent speaker in many political arenas. Upon learning of Sarah’s passing, Premier John Horgan, CBC, Ravi Kahlon and others expressed their deep appreciation for what Sarah has done for Indigenous and human rights in BC and Canada at large. In order to carry on Sarah’s incredible legacy, a foundation will be started in her name.
Nominated by: Rosanna Roop
Jessica is a Masters Level Social Worker and Clinical Counsellor. She is also the Coordinator for Fraser Health’s Intensive Case Management Team in Surrey BC. She has devoted her life to helping those in need. She is a strong advocate for those less fortunate and is an advocate for mental health and Substance Use in B.C. Her dedication to serving others I think should be recognized as she is on the front lines every day making sure that others have a better quality of life. She is a true hero.
Nominated by: Nicole Watson
Jessica started a company called FoodMesh about five years ago. She initially approached Save On Foods to ask them to help divert their unsellable food over to charities who can in turn pass it over to people in need. Today, FoodMesh has a network of over 200 stores and works with various retailers throughout western Canada (Save On Foods, Bilo foods, Quality foods, Choices, IGA, Fresh Street Market and Urban Fare) helping divert approximately 35,000 meals per day from landfills, to charities. She’s an amazing person and a great boss and she seeks absolutely zero recognition. I think she is definitely a hero.
Nominated by: Sid Brar
Will is a football guy through & through. He’s a retired CFL Safety who played 11 seasons in the league with Edmonton and Montreal, winning two Grey Cup championships! Since his retirement, Will believes it is important to give back to the community. He works with the Washington Kids Foundation, Game Ready, Life Ready and the Be More Than A Bystander Programs. Will runs football camps and just had 2 months of Family Days, where kids were given the opportunity to participate in sports activities for free! Having an amazing family, coaches, and mentors who believed in his goals was the fuel behind working with kids in football. Will’s goal is to inspire the next generation to live their lives to the fullest by creating mentorship opportunities and alleviating barriers that youth in our communities may face.
Nominated by: Donna Paterson