Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and MLA for Cariboo North, offered her congratulations to Quesnel resident Tommy Moffat on being named on being named one of the recipients of this year’s B.C. Community Achievement Awards.

The awards are given out by the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, an independent foundation established and endowed by the Province of B.C. to celebrate excellence in the arts, humanities, enterprise and community service.

“The community achievement award honours individuals for their remarkable record of making significant contributions to enhancing the quality of life of residents throughout the province,” said Oakes. “I am pleased to congratulate Tommy Moffat as a recipient of this year’s awards and thank him for the positive impact he’s had on so many lives in our community and our country.  People like Tommy Moffat make our community a stronger and more caring place to live.”

Ninety-two year old Mr. Moffat has been an active community member for decades.  The Quesnel and District Museum and Archives, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #94, and the Quesnel Rod and Gun Club are just a few of the organizations that Mr. Moffat has been involved with over the years. In 2014, Mr. Moffat was chosen as one of two Canadians by the Government of the Netherlands to attend a ceremony commemorating Operation Market Garden, an Allied Forces military operation that took place in the Netherlands in 1944.  This honour showcased the hard work and sacrifice that Allied soldiers made during the Second World War.

Mr. Moffat is one of the 34 recipients of the 2015 BC Community Achievement Awards. All the winners will be recognized by the Lieutenant Governor in a formal presentation ceremony at Government House in Victoria on April 24.  Each recipient will receive a certificate and a medallion designed by B.C. artist Robert Davidson.

The BC Community Achievement Awards, launched in 2003, were the first initiative of the foundation.

Learn more about the BC Achievement Foundation at bcachievement.com.