Six exceptional volunteers from Kelowna and Vernon, including a husband and wife, will be honoured for their community commitments today in Victoria.
They're among the 44 people who will receive the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers from Gov.-Gen Julie Payette and Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin.
The medals recognize outstanding community service in a wide range of fields.
Jan and Ken Waldon from Vernon are among those receiving a medal. The Waldons have been active with the Friends of Fintry Provincial Park Society, Crime Stoppers, Emergency Support Services, and groups that help refugees adjust to life in Canada.
Dick Auty of Kelowna has run the Freemason's Cancer Car program in Kelowna for more than 20 years. It provides cancer patients with free transport between their homes and place of treatment.
Nasreen Filsoof of Kelowna founded the Canadian Iranian Foundation in 2005.
Ruth Mellor of Kelowna has been involved with the Central Okanagan Community Gardens Society, Kelowna Film Society, and a pro-choice group.
Linda Mellor of Kelowna founded the Crown Jewels of Canada Society, which provides a variety of social opportunities for women.