Michael Buble headlines latest Order of B. C. appointments

Buble headlines Order of BC

Singer Michael Buble is to be appointed to the Order of British Columbia, one of the province's highest honours.

The Burnaby-born singer headlines the class of 13 British Columbians set to become the order's newest members.

Other notable appointments include former B.C. finance minister Carole Taylor, who was named an officer of the Order of Canada in 2001, and real estate developer Ryan Beedie.

The provincial government says 160 people were nominated this year, with anyone able to put forward a name.

The official in-person investiture ceremony has been postponed due to COVID-19 and this year's members will be invited to attend a ceremony in 2021.

The deadline to nominate someone this year was March 6, 2020.

This year's recipients are:

  • Shashi Assanand of Richmond
  • Ryan Beedie of West Vancouver
  • Michael Bublé of Burnaby
  • Shirley Chan of Vancouver
  • Neil Cook, MGC, of Cranbrook
  • Paul George of Gibsons
  • Rusty Goepel of Vancouver
  • John Malcolm Horton of Delta
  • Mel Krajden, PhD, of Vancouver
  • Janet Nadine Mort, PhD, of Brentwood Bay
  • Tracy Porteous of Vancouver
  • Carole Taylor, OC, of Vancouver
  • Ruth Williams of Kamloops

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