Steve Hamilton, Dave King, Mary Teegee and Patti Perrault are this year's recipients of the Prince George Community Foundation's annual Citizens of the Year award.
Hamilton, King and Teegee are being recognized as lifetime achievement recipients for at least of 10 years of volunteer service in Prince George and for showing exemplary leadership through their volunteer and philanthropic work. Perrault is being recongized with the difference maker award for extraordinary volunteerism or philanthropic dedication to Prince George within the last calendar year.
The Citizens of the Year dinner will be held March 8 at the Coast Inn of the North.
Hamilton has supported the revitalization of the Spruce City Wildlife Association as volunteer, director and three terms as president, growing membership numbers from 30 to more than 200. Under his presidency about $1 million have been received in grants and donations for the facility.
King has been a volunteer with the Caledonia Ramblers Club for 48 years. Since then King has maintained existing trails, built new one and lead hikes all over the region. One of Kings greatest achievements was helping create the Ancient Forest Provincial Park and building the foundations of the boardwalk to make the site more accessible for all visitors.
Teegee is a relentless advocate for human, Indigenous and women’s rights and has served on various provincial, national and international committees. Teegee represents B.C. on the Board of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and has acted as a steering committee member of the First Nations Early Childhood Development Council. She has been a member of the Provincial Ministers' Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women and works tirelessly to inform people about the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.
Perrault has been bringing community night markets to Prince George for years and each market has been very well attended and have seen as many as 150 vendors participating, who are very well supported through the markets.
For more information about the recipients and the awards celebration visit www.pgcf.ca