Britco co-founder David Taft was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony at Government House in Victoria on April 12.
Taft was nominated by the Hon. Steven Point, B.C.s’ Lieutenant-Governor, in recognition of Taft’s support of a new literacy program aimed at supporting literacy and community programs for both adults and children in remote communities.
“When we invest in young people, we open the door to limitless possibilities and opportunities for our future,” Taft said.
For the past year, Britco has worked to build First Nation library facilities in remote communities of the province.
The buildings are being donated by Britco, while the Langley Central Rotary Club — of which Taft has been a member for 21 years — is raising money for the furnishings, shelves, books and computers.