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Late Penticton philanthropist to receive Order of British Columbia

The late Penticton businessman and philanthropist David E. Kampe has been named a recipient of the Order of British Columbia.
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PENTICTON - A well known Penticton businessman and philanthropist will be posthumously invested into the Order of British Columbia today.

David E Kampe, who died May 8, is one of 15 people receiving B.C.'s highest honour at 11 a.m. today, June 28, in a ceremony at Government House in Victoria.

Kampe founded Peters Brothers Construction in 1981 in Penticton. He is well known for his charitable efforts in the city, most notably for his numerous financial contributions to the city’s new hospital care tower, which was named in his honour.

“As Chancellor of the Order of British Columbia, it is my great honour to congratulate the exceptional individuals being invested into the order,” Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Janet Austin said in a press release.

“May your achievements inspire future generations of British Columbians to follow in your footsteps and create a better B.C. for us all,” B.C. Premier John Horgan said.

The ceremony will be streamed online here.

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