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The 2018 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 2018 BC Indigenous Awards gala was held on October 15, 2018 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
Ay Lelum-The Good House of Design, Nanaimo

Outstanding Business Achievement

  • Second Pass Forestry Ltd. , Kamloops


Business of the Year – three-to-10 person enterprise
Reciprocal Consulting, West Vancouver

Outstanding Business Achievement

  • Haida Style Expeditions, Skidegate
  • Kootenay Waste Services Ltd., Nelson


Business of the Year – 11 or more person enterprise
Mussell Crane Manufacturing, Chilliwack

Outstanding Business Achievement

  • Kikinaw Energy Services Ltd., Fort St. John


Community-Owned Business of the Year – one entity
Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP, Enderby

Outstanding Business Achievement

  • Painted Rock Aggregates & Contracting LLP , Savona
  • Quilakwa Investments , Enderby


Community-Owned Business of the Year – two or more entities
Kanaka Bar Land and Resource LP, Lytton

Business Partnership of the Year
Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Limited Partnership, Port Alberni

Outstanding Business Achievement

  • Cariboo Aboriginal Forestry Enterprises Ltd., Williams Lake


Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Skywest Environmental Inc., Williams Lake

Outstanding Business Achievement

  • Van – Isle Auto Brokers , Victoria


Individual Achievement Award
Chief Gordon Planes – Hya-Quatcha

Photo from British Columbia Achievement Foundation

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