Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Spirit of the West's John Mann among Order of B.C. Recipients

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Spirit of the West's John Mann among Order of B.C. Recipients

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Order of B.C. presented to 16 civil leader

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VICTORIA - A diverse group of leaders with talents ranging from music to medicine has received the province's top accolade.

John Mann, a founding member of the iconic Canadian band Spirit of the West, was among 16 people presented with the Order of British Columbia on Tuesday.

Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon says the award recognizes the hard work, generosity and outstanding achievements the recipients have contributed to the province.

Other recipients included Kim Baird of Tsawwassen who played a crucial role in implementing the first modern treaty during the B.C. Treaty Negotiation process.

The province's longest serving elected official and former attorney general Brian Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Giustra, and leukemia specialist Dr. …

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