In autumn of 2011 The Tyee invited readers to nominate and vote on their choices for a new award: The People's Order of British Columbia. The origins of the idea are explained here. The first nominees are listed here. And the five first winners are announced here. This series profiles each winner.
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In This Series
Forty years ago today he was elected BC's first NDP premier. Last year you voted him The People's Order of BC.
Her crusade is 'fueled by love.' Second in a series on People's Order of BC winners voted by Tyee readers.
In the Peace, generations learn from a revered elder. Third in a series on People's Order of BC winners voted by Tyee readers.
The little village that saved the ferry passengers honoured by People's Order of BC. Fourth in a series.
Decades of activism in the Downtown Eastside earned her the People's Order of BC from Tyee readers. Last in a series.