George Evans is honoured today for his truly remarkable achievements in assisting with the fire-ravaged communities of the North Thompson Valley. Without hesitation, Mr. Evans launched a relief effort out of his own business, organized a board of directors, lobbied national corporations and others for support, and oversaw the reconstruction of uninsured homes. Today, the North Thompson Relief Fund has raised $3.3 million in private donations. A tenacious leader, George continues to help rebuild the region serving on the Economic Development Advisory Commission for the North Thompson Valley. George is commended for his selfless contributions, considerable personal sacrifice and his untold hours of personal time and effort into helping the people of the North Thompson Valley.