University of Calgary Students' Union President Bryan West received an unusual honour from the Alberta government last week.
West was awarded an Alberta Centennial Medallion for his "outstanding work, achievements and volunteering efforts for the people, communities and province of Alberta," according to an invitation letter from Calgary Fort MLA Wayne Cao. The medallion was accompanied with a Certificate of Alberta Centennial Recognition.
Cao said the student leader was nominated after West was named one of the Calgary Herald's 20 most compelling Calgarians to watch in 2006.
West said he was pleased to be honoured by the award, but stressed he was a little shy about the publicity.
"It's nice and everything, but I really don't need a story about it," pleaded West, to no avail. "Beauchamp, please. It's not necessary."