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The 2017 BC Indigenous Awards Winners

The BC Indigenous Business Awards celebrates the best of local Indigenous-owned businesses in four categories: Business of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Community-Owned Business of the Year andBusiness Partnership of the Year.

The 2017 BC Indigenous Awards gala was held on October 26, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver where over 650 people gathered to honour excellence in Indigenous business in British Columbia.

Congratulations everyone!

Here is the full list of winners:

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

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., Coldstream

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, Ladysmith

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, Hazelton

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, Vancouver

Outstanding Business Achievement

  • Chastity Davis Consulting, Vancouver
  • Salish Eye Productions, Chemainus

Individual Achievement Award
Chief Gibby Jacob, Squamish

Photo from British Columbia Achievement Foundation

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