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Richmond heroes honoured at 911 Awards

First responders will be honoured Thursday at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce's 10th annual 911 Awards at River Rock Casino Resort.

The dinner and awards ceremony will honour nominees, for their bravery and contributions to the community, from RCMP, Richmond Fire-Rescue, Coast Guard, B.C. Ambulance Service and other community safety workers.

Former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt is the keynote speaker for the event.

Awards will be handed out in 10 categories: Police Team, Officer or Auxiliary Member of the Year; Fire-Rescue Crew or Firefighter of the Year; Coast Guard Crew, Member or Auxiliary of the Year; Ambulance Crew or Ambulance Paramedic of the year; Community Safety – Business Initiative Award; Community Safety - Business Partner Award; RCMP Career Achievement Award; Fire-Rescue Career Achievement Award; Coast Guard Career Achievement Award; and Ambulance Paramedic Career Achievement Award.

A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and awards beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the River Rock Show Theatre. Tickets are $110. To reserve, call the chamber office at 604-278-2822.

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