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Brian Minter earns Order of Chilliwack

Gardening icon Brian Minter was awarded the Order of Chilliwack medal Tuesday evening. - Jenna Hauck/ Progress File
Gardening icon Brian Minter was awarded the Order of Chilliwack medal Tuesday evening.
— image credit: Jenna Hauck/ Progress File

Chilliwack Council has named Brian Minter as the fourth recipient of the Order of Chilliwack medal, an award to recognize citizens for outstanding achievement or long term contribution to our community.

“The Order of Chilliwack is the City’s highest honour and Mr. Minter’s extraordinary contributions to our community make him extremely deserving of this award,” said Mayor Sharon Gaetz. “This award is an opportunity for the City to recognize Mr. Minter for the tremendous effort and time he has put towards the betterment of our community.”

Brian Minter is a gardening icon, broadcaster, author, columnist, international speaker, husband, father and grandfather. In his spare time, he continues to serve the community. He has served as the first Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley, as a board member of Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation and as the Chair of Tourism Chilliwack, to name only a few. While Minter will retire as chair of Tourism Chilliwack at the end of this year, he will remain on the board as past chair.

“Chilliwack is extremely fortunate to have Mr. Minter and so many other individuals who are dedicated to making a difference every day,” said Mayor Gaetz. “The Order of Chilliwack is one of the small ways we can thank citizens.”

The Order of Chilliwack was established in 2001 and is an award granted by Chilliwack City Council to deserving citizens or groups in the community.  The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding achievements or long term contributions to the community. Previous recipients include, Fred Bryant, the Chilliwack Rotary Club and Dorothy Kostrzewa.

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