2017 BC Aboriginal Business Awardees Announced

Awardees of the ninth annual BC Aboriginal Business Awards were announced today by the BC Achievement Foundation, the program's presenting organization. The Awardees will be celebrated at a gala dinner ceremony on October 26, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver where over 600 people will gather to honour excellence in Indigenous business in British Columbia.

"The BC Aboriginal Business Awards program shines a spotlight on the important and expanding role of Indigenous business in the province," said Scott McIntyre, Foundation Chair. “The 2017 Awardees exemplify the best of vision, enterprise, resourcefulness and commitment while reflecting the diversity of Indigenous businesses contributing to the provincial economy."

The BC Aboriginal Business Awards were launched in 2008 to honour and celebrate business excellence. A total of 19 Indigenous businesses, entrepreneurs, partnership entities and community-owned enterprises will be recognized at this year's gala dinner.

Members of the 2017 jury panel include Brenda Baptiste, Glen Ohs and Laara Yaghujaanas.

In addition, Chief Gibby Jacob of the Squamish Nation has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 BC Aboriginal Business Award for Individual Achievement in recognition of his efforts towards economic development and business in the Province. The award is selected by the British Columbia Achievement Foundation's Board of Directors.

Business of the Year - one-to-two person enterprise
Satya Organics
Port Moody

Outstanding Business Achievement
  • Life Compass Counselling & Consulting | Equine Edge, Toms Lake
  • All About U Arts Ltd., Skidegate

  • Business of the Year - three-to-10 person enterprise
    Sierra Helicopters Ltd.
    Pitt Meadows

    Outstanding Business Achievement
  • Veridis Plumbing & Heating Ltd., Mill Bay
  • Beyond the Bell Out of School Care, Kamloops

  • Business of the Year - 10 or more person enterprise
    Prime Quality Construction Inc.

    Outstanding Business Achievement
  • Bar S Ventures, Merritt
  • Gordon Peters Logging Ltd., Vanderhoof

  • Community-Owned Business of the Year - one entity
    Thuy'she'num Property Management

    Outstanding Business Achievement
  • Best Western Tin Wis Resort Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, Tofino
  • Homalco Forestry Limited Partnership, Campbell River

  • Community-Owned Business of the Year - two or more entities
    Gitxsan Development Corporation

    Outstanding Business Achievement
  • Huu-ay-aht Group of Businesses, Port Alberni

  • Aboriginal - Industry Business Partnership of the Year
    Black Diamond Cygnus
    Moberly Lake

    Aboriginal - Aboriginal Business Partnership of the Year
    Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery
    Moberly Lake

    Young Entrepreneur of the Year
    Peterson Stone Works
    North Vancouver

    Outstanding Business Achievement
  • Chastity Davis Consulting, West Vancouver
  • Salish Eye Productions, Chemainus

  • British Columbia Achievement Foundation
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    E. info@bcachievement.com
    F. 778.379.0511


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  • BC Aboriginal Business Awards

    • 2017 Award Recipients Announcement
    • 2017 Award Recipients
      • Satya Organics
      • Sierra Helicopters Ltd.
      • Prime Quality Construction Inc.
      • Thuy'she'num Property Management
      • Gitxsan Development Corporation
      • Black Diamond Cygnus
      • Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery
      • Peterson Stone Works

    • 2017 Outstanding Business Achievers
      • Life Compass Counselling & Consulting | Equine Edge
      • All About U Arts Ltd.
      • Veridis Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
      • Beyond the Bell Out of School Care
      • Bar S Ventures
      • Gordon Peters Logging Ltd.
      • Best Western Tin Wis Resort Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations
      • Homalco Forestry Limited Partnership
      • Huu-ay-aht Group of Businesses
      • Chastity Davis Consulting
      • Salish Eye Productions