Newborn ICU Campaign Chair, Tamara Taggart receives the Order of British Columbia

CTV Vancouver anchor Tamara Taggart awarded British Columbia’s highest honour.

The longtime B.C. media personality is being appointed to the 2015 Order of British Columbia, along with 15 other “exceptional civic leaders.”  Here is coverage from CTV.

“The list of people who have received the Order of BC is impressive, to see my name added to that list is overwhelming. I volunteer because I like to help, not because I want to win an award," Taggart says.

BC Women's Foundation CEO Laurie Clarke nominated Tamara for this prestigious award "This award is for individuals who make extraordinary contributions to the people of BC, they care about people and want to give back." says Clarke.  Tamara is certainly is no exception.  Her leadership with the Hope Starts Here Campaign has made an enormous difference for the babies cared for in BC Women's Newborn ICU, with over $12 million in donations.  "The best part for Tamara and myself is to walk into the NICU today."

Taggart also volunteers on the boards at The Kettle Society, the Pacific Parkland Foundation and The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. She is also a founding board member of the Rare Disease Foundation, and a big supporter of the Developmental Disabilities Association and the BC Centre for Ability.

"This honour is beyond anything I could have imagined, I’m excited and incredibly grateful. Of course this wouldn’t be possible without the support of CTV, my bosses and colleagues allow me to follow my passion of connecting with others and helping where I can.”

The awards were bestowed in a ceremony in Victoria which you can see here.