Individuals wishing to nominate deserving citizens for the province’s highest honour, the Order of Manitoba, have until Jan. 31 to submit names for consideration in 2017.

Each year, up to 12 Manitoba citizens or former residents of the province who have demonstrated excellence and achievement leading to the improvement of the social, cultural or economic well-being of Manitoba and its residents are eligible to receive the honour.

“There are unsung heroes in every corner of this great province who continuously go above and beyond for the greater good,” said Lieutenant Governor Janice C. Filmon, chancellor of the Order of Manitoba. “Whether through volunteerism, philanthropy, or exhibiting excellence and achievement in any field of endeavor, their commitment to making Manitoba great inspires us all.  It is up to all of us to participate and engage in this process.”

This year’s recipients will have the added distinction of receiving their award as part of Canada’s 150th birthday year celebrations.

Further information on eligibility and the nomination process can be found at