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Ryan Reynolds is the most recent member of the Order of British Columbia.
The Vancouver-born actor and producer obtained the honour from Premier David Eby and Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin at a non-public ceremony in Vancouver.
B.C.-born actor Ryan Reynolds honoured with Governor Normal’s Award
The province’s Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat says a last-minute scheduling battle means Reynolds received’t be attending a ceremony in Victoria on Thursday the place greater than a dozen different recipients might be acknowledged.
The award is taken into account the province’s highest honour.
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Recipients this 12 months embrace Dr. Penny Ballem, who led B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccination program; nurses Evanna Brennan and Susan Giles, who’ve labored within the Downtown Eastside for many years; and Chief Harold Leighton, who has served because the chief councillor of the Metlakatla First Nation for greater than 35 years.
The federal government biography for Reynolds says he’s a “homegrown heavyweight” whose kindness and selflessness have benefited numerous individuals in B.C., Canada and past.
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