As we sit here today, just over a year into the pandemic, we consider the evolving COVID-19 global situation and how it continues to impact our communities.
Many have suffered great loss, many have been ill, and some have found a way to push forward into new opportunities. But the forced change and the lack of physical contact leaves all of us feeling a desire to connect with each other in meaningful ways.
During this past year our program alumni continue to run their businesses, create their art, and pour themselves into supporting communities they care about. It’s this tenacity and willingness to work hard for the better good that’s strengthening our communities and our province. And it is why BC Achievement continues to recognize stand-out individuals for their contributions. We will continue to do so, despite not being able to gather in one physical shared space and celebrate.
To that end, BC Achievement will be honouring program awardees through a digital Shine the Light campaign. We look forward to announcing the 2021 BC Achievement Community Awardees and the 2021 British Columbia Reconciliation Awardees in the weeks ahead.
The next suite of 2021 programs: Indigenous Business, Fulmer Award in First Nations Art and Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art + Design are currently being developed along with their respective calls for nominations. We look forward to engaging with our stakeholders and anticipate online nominations for these programs opening on June 1, 2021.
BC Achievement’s goal to nurture and elevate excellence within BC’s communities is more important now than ever. On our social media channels, we will continue to share your stories of success and highlight opportunities to inspire achievement and support communities.
Together, we will continue to hold each other up and celebrate those who lead the way while carving a path forward for others to follow.
BC Achievement: Elevate Excellence. Share Success. Inspire Change.