John Mann [The Star]

One of the newest to join the ranks of those receiving British Columbia’s top accolade is Spirit Of The West cofounder John Mann, who was among sixteen people presented with the Order Of British Columbia yesterday.

Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon says the Order Of BC is designed to acknowledge the hard work, generosity and outstanding achievements of recipients.

It’s bittersweet news for Mann, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2014.  The condition has made it very difficult for him to speak, and as a result Spirit Of The West played their farewell shows in Vancouver in April.

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