Order of British Columbia, Member
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The Order of British Columbia was established on April 21, 1989. It is conferred upon residents who have demonstrated excellence in their field and served and benefitted the people of BC or elsewhere, with distinction.
The obverse features the provincial floral emblem, the dogwood, superimposed with the British Columbia shield of arms in blue, red, and gold enamel, edged in gold. A red and gold enamelled crown surmounts the shield of arms. The reverse is plain with the exception of the medal's number of issue.
Recipients are entitled to use the post nominals "OBC."
The Federal government granted status in the official Order of Precedence of the Canadian Orders, Decorations, and Medal on May 9, 1991.
Elected officials are not eligible to receive the Order while in office. Posthumous appointments will not be considered.
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