Let’s raise our hands for the eight recipients who represent excellence in Indigenous business from around the province.
The Indigenous Business Award (IBA) program honours excellence and focuses on the successes of Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs. The program offers awardees and their supporters an authentic space to showcase their achievements and build bridges between BC’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous economies.
The awardees announced today are:
Dark Arc Welding Inc., Dawson Creek, recipient in the Young Entrepreneur category
dk Architecture, North Vancouver, recipient in the 1-2 Person Enterprise category
Culture Shock Life, Alert Bay, 3-10 Person Enterprise category
Warrior Plumbing, North Vancouver, 11+ Person Enterprise category
M’i nuw’ilum Marina Inc., Sooke, Community-Owned 1 Entity category
Sasuchan Development Corporation, Takla Lake, Community-Owned 2+ Entities category
Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation Ltd., Williams Lake, Business Partnership of the Year category
Chief David Jimmie, Chilliwack, Award of Distinction
These awardees are representative of excellence in Indigenous business, not just for the practical day-to-day work they do and the communities they serve, but because their efforts are preparing the path for our youth and future generations through Thuyshaynum: preparing the path, directing the feet.
“When we come together to celebrate Indigenous business achievement, we are also blazing a path for today’s youth and for the generations that will follow. The Indigenous Business Award program recognizes business achievement, honouring innovative ideas and new ways of making our economy more robust and more inclusive,” said foundation Chair, Anne Giardini. “Every year, the enterprises recognized with an Indigenous Business Award highlight ways we all benefit from an ongoing reconciliation of the practices of the past with the economies of the future.”
Congratulations to each of the awardees on their successes and serving as inspirations to others.
The awardees will be celebrated at the IBA Gala on November 29 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Ticket details are available at bcachievement.com.
Join us to honour the awardees! #IBAGala
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