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Gray Creek resident recognized for community achievement

The province awarded Gray Creek resident Tom Lymbery last week for his contributions to his community. Well-known on the East Shore, Lymbery has been vital to the growth and development of the community for over 50 years.  - Greg Nesteroff photo
The province awarded Gray Creek resident Tom Lymbery last week for his contributions to his community. Well-known on the East Shore, Lymbery has been vital to the growth and development of the community for over 50 years.
— image credit: Greg Nesteroff photo

The province awarded Gray Creek resident Tom Lymbery this week for his contributions to his community.

Well-known on the East Shore, Lymbery has been vital to the growth and development of the community for over 50 years.

From the Chamber of Commerce to the East Shore Health Board to the Gray Creek Historical society, Lymbery has contributed immensely to several organizations. The semi-retired owner of the Gray Creek store also worked on the Trans Canada Trail project.

Premier Christy Clark and Keith Mitchell, chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, recently named this year's recipients.

“Communities are built by people who step up to the plate and contribute,” said Premier Christy Clark. “On behalf of all British Columbians, I would like to thank and congratulate the outstanding individuals named today for their contributions. British Columbia's biggest strength is people like them.”

The spotlight continues to shine on Lymbery who was also recently featured in Scrivener, the quarterly journal of the Society of Notaries Public of BC. As a notary he has served the East Shore since 1961.

Lymbery's autobiography, tentatively titled Tom's Gray Creek — A Kootenay Lake Memoir, will be published this year to coincide with his family store's 100th anniversary.

An independent advisory council selects the recipients of the British Columbia Community Achievement Awards. The recipients of the 2013 British Columbia Community Achievement Awards will be recognized in a formal presentation at Government House in Victoria on March 14. Each will receive a certificate and a medallion designed by BC artist Robert Davidson.

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