Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Judith Guichon to attend BC Care Awards

BC Care Providers Association is pleased to announce the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will be attending the 5th Annual BC Care Awards on February 19th in Victoria.

“We are deeply appreciative that the Lieutenant Governor will be joining us as we celebrate those individuals who go above and beyond in providing the best care for B.C.’s seniors,” says BCCPA CEO Daniel Fontaine. “Having Her Honour in attendance, as well as a significant representation of the Members of the Legislative Assembly will make our 5th BC Care Awards ceremony the most memorable to date.”

The BC Care Awards recognize excellence in the delivery of seniors’ care in both home care and residential care, in promoting and supporting workplace safety, and as well to acknowledge longstanding leadership in the seniors’ care sector.

The awards will be presented by Minister of Health, the Honourable Adrian Dix. Hon. Darryl Plecas, Speaker of the House, and Anne Kang, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors, will also be in attendance.

The following care providers will be recognized for their courage, passion and commitment to seniors’ care.


2018 BC Care Provider of the Year (Home Care): Sarah Reiter, Beacon Community Service Home Support Team (located in south Vancouver Island)

2018 BC Care Provider of the Year (Residential Care): Lynda McDermott, Hawthorne Seniors Care Community (located in Port Coquitlam)

2018 BC Care Provider Safety Champion: Shauna Appleyard, Sidney All Care Residence (Sidney, BC)

2018 Ed Helfrich Long Service Excellence Award: Hank Van Ryk, H&H Total Care (Langley, BC)

To see a full list of profiles for the award nominees, visit this link.

Mike Klassen, VP Communications and Stakeholder Relations




The BC Care Awards are proudly sponsored by CareRX, a division of Centric Health. CareRx was created with one goal in mind – to provide the best possible pharmacy experience for care facilities, retirement homes and home nursing. Locally owned and operated, CareRx is invested in our community and committed to improving the lives and care needs for residents and their families.

About BC Care Providers Association

Established in 1977, the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is the leading industry association for B.C.’s continuing care sector. Our growing membership base includes over 300 residential care, assisted living, home care and commercial members from across British Columbia.

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