Nominations for the province’s highest recognition of excellence and lifetime achievement — the Order of British Columbia for 2014 — are now being accepted. The award recognizes outstanding works by those who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to make lives better, said Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon as she encouraged citizens to take the time to nominate those special people. Any individual or group can nominate. Forms are available from the honours and awards secretariat office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-387-1616, or submit nominations online at orderofbc.gov.bc.ca/nominations. They must be received by March 7. Any resident or former long-term resident is eligible.
Tribute artist to sing here
Growing up in South Africa, Belinda Davids dreamed of following in the footsteps of her idol, Whitney Houston. The first LP she owned included Hold Me, featuring the late singer and Teddy Pendergrass. That struck a chord and Davids sang Houston’s music at every opportunity — at family gatherings, talent competitions and to friends while they played in the street. Houston even inspired her dress sense and hairstyles. Davids ultimately enjoyed her own musical career and after years on the road she settled in Los Angeles, where she’s focused on an R&B solo career. This year, Davids is touring her tribute show, The Greatest Love of All — The Whitney Houston Show, which includes a performance. Tickets for her May 17 performance at Sagebrush Theatre can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office.