KELOWNA – Charlene Lewis from Kelowna Youth Probation was among 28 corrections and probation officers from around the province honoured at the Solicitor General’s annual Corrections Exemplary Service Medals award ceremony.


“It’s good to see an officer from Kelowna Youth Probation receiving some much-deserved recognition. Efforts from dedicated officers like Charlene Lewis have and continue to make a significant difference in the community.” – Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart

“It is an understatement to say these individuals have demanding jobs. Ms. Lewis richly deserves this recognition of her service – and our thanks for helping to keep the Okanagan safe.” – Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick

“These 28 dedicated men and women fully deserve this recognition. Not just for their years of service, but each of them has accomplished so much in their careers.” – Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson

Quick Facts:

  • The standards for these awards are established by the Chancellery of Canadian Orders and Decorations for medal recipients.
  • The first Canadian medal to recognize long and outstanding service in the public safety professions was the Police Exemplary Service Medal, created on Aug. 12, 1982. The second was the Corrections Exemplary Service Medal, created by Letters Patent signed by Her Majesty the Queen on June 11, 1984.


Media contact: Maclean Kay, B.C. Government Caucus Communications: 250-952-0778