Friends of Uplands Park leader honoured at Government House

Oak Bay woman among 24 in the province recognized for contribution to community

A familiar Oak Bay face was among the 24 honoured Thursday at the 16th annual BC Achievement Community Award presentation ceremony at Government House in Victoria.

For more than two decades, Margaret Lidkea has been one of the most visible proponents of protection and stewardship of Uplands Park in Oak Bay. A committed volunteer, Lidkea works with local school boards to develop and deliver outdoor programs and has ensured that several generations of children have grown up with an appreciation and respect for the natural world in which they live.

READ MORE: Uplands Park champion to earn provincial award

Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin along with BC Achievement Foundation Board members, Robert Louie, OC, and Christopher Gaze, OBC, presented each recipient with a BC Achievement Community Award certificate, medallion and citation.

The recipients of the 2019 awards are:

Beth Applewhite, Port Moody

Don Bassermann, Prince George

Neil Brewer, Agassiz

Evelyn Corlett, Gibsons

Katherine Dodds, Vancouver

Polla Eid, Kelowna

Maureen Fraser, Tofino

Jessie Ann Gamble, Armstrong

Ming Gin, Vancouver

*Nancy & Gunther Golinia, Prince Rupert

Leona Green, New Westminster

Linda Helm, Tumbler Ridge

Janet Johnston, Stewart

Kenneth Kjenstad, Clearwater

Margaret Lidkea, Victoria

Jeffrey Lott, Nanaimo

Dr. Biju Mathew, Maple Ridge

Sandra McPherson, Duncan

Sukhmeet Singh Sachal, Surrey

Lyda Salatian, Surrey

Lindy Steele, Prince George

Katrin Taylor, Sparwood

Vivian Trethewey, Abbotsford

Arnold Trewhitt, Lake Country

Ellen Woodsworth, Vancouver

An independent committee selects the recipients.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Police-run Youth for Change and Inclusion camp bids fond farewell to tireless directors

Founder Sgt. Paul Brookes has run camp empowering youth and creating leaders for 16 years

Canadians not afraid to take the plunge for the second time

Most will wait almost five years before remarrying

John Cleese sets fall date for Victoria return

June show sold out, comedic actor returns Nov. 4

Famed Syrian artist displays paintings created while living in refugee camps

Farid Abdulbaki’s ‘Between Two Worlds’ exhibit will be displayed May 24-26 in Victoria

Mighty Garage Sale offers boost to Metchosin groups

Metchosin Community Association holds annual sale on May 25 and 26

VIDEO: Horseshoe pitching association appeals to Greater Victora youngsters

Youth horseshoe pitching club offers fun for all ages, says GVHPA

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Montreal researchers create audible hockey puck for visually impaired players

Three years ago, Gilles Ouellet came up with the idea for a puck that makes a continuous sound

Most Read