photo: Hon. John Rustad, MLA for Nechako Lakes presented a 2015 BC Community Achievement Award to Vanderhoof resident, Richard Wruth. Richard Wurth is honoured for his overwhelming commitment to the youth and children of Vanderhoof. As we all know, Richard is responsible for founding, building and growing Vanderhoof Children’s Theatre. In 22 years, Richard has worked with over 1,000 children from grades 2-12 directing over 30 productions. No one is ever turned away. He is involved with every aspect of the theatre including overseeing approximately 100 volunteers per production, fundraising, ticket sales, rehearsals, costume creation and props; Each production takes a minimum of 400 hours of Richard’s volunteer time. Richard continues to expand the theatre including leading a group of 28 students to Disneyland for theatre workshops. Richard is a community achiever for which all British Columbia is proud.