Nanaimo’s Jeff Lott, middle, is presented with a B.C. Achievement Community Award from Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin and B.C. Achievement Foundation director Robert Louie during a ceremony May 1 at Government House in Victoria. John Yanyshyn/Visions West photo

Nanaimo volunteer recognized with provincial community achievement award

Jeff Lott was honoured by the B.C. Achievement Foundation on May 1 in Victoria

A Nanaimo volunteer was honoured as a community leader and achiever.

Jeff Lott was recognized last week at the B.C. Achievement Community Awards ceremony at Government House in Victoria.

Lott was one of 24 British Columbians honoured at the May 1 ceremony, which celebrated excellence in the arts, humanities, enterprise and community service, according to a press release.

Lott was recognized for his work as a stem cell courier with the Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society – he has taken more than 20 international trips to pick up and transport stem cells for Vancouver General Hospital and B.C. Children’s Hospital. Lott, a retired RCMP superintendent, has been an honorary aide-de-camp for the lieutenant-governor of B.C. and a board member with various social agencies in Nanaimo. He was also president of the B.C. Summer Games in Nanaimo in 2014.

Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin and B.C. Achievement Foundation directors Robert Louie and Christopher Gaze presented award recipients with certificates, medallions and citations.

For more, visit www.bcachievement.com.

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