Community Awards

2017 BC Aboriginal Business Awardees Announced

The Saulteau First Nations and West Moberly First Nations, with the support of Walter Energy Inc., established the Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery at the north shore of Moberly Lake, British Columbia, Canada in 2012 with a goal of being a leader in native plant propagation and distribution in the province.

Through a comprehensive seed collection process and an environmentally and socially responsible growth environment, we can provide top-quality native plants to our clientele while incorporating First Nations values and beliefs of healing the land and restoring balance to the earth.

The purpose of the nursery is to propagate and distribute native plant species for ecological restoration and remediation of mining and other industrial projects while incorporating First Nations values and beliefs. Through our use of native plants, we can ensure the long-term ecological health of British Columbia through the restoration of disturbed landscapes.

"The BC Aboriginal Business Awards program shines a spotlight on the important and expanding role of Indigenous business in the province," said Scott McIntyre, Foundation Chair. “The 2017 Awardees exemplify the best of vision, enterprise, resourcefulness and commitment while reflecting the diversity of Indigenous businesses contributing to the provincial economy.”

The BC Aboriginal Business Awards are presented by the BC Achievement Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and generously supported by New Relationship Trust, TD, Teck, BC Hydro, CN, Encana, Enbridge, MNPllp and Vancity.

The BC Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation established and endowed in 2003 by the Province of British Columbia to celebrate community service, arts, humanities and enterprise.

2017 BC Aboriginal Business Awardees

2017 Twin Sisters Grand Opening
2017 Twin Sisters Grand Opening

Business Of The Year: One To Two Person Enterprise

Port Moody
Sayta Organics
Toms Lake
Life Compass Counselling & Consulting | Equine Edge
Outstanding Business Achievement
Skidegate
All About U Arts Ltd.
Outstanding Business Achievement

Business of the Year: Three To 10 Person Enterprise

Pitt Meadows
Sierra Helicopters Ltd.
Mill Bay
Veridis Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
Outstanding Business Achievement
Kamloops
Beyond the Bell Out of School Care
Outstanding Business Achievement

Business of the Year: 10 Or More Person Enterprise

Coldstream
Prime Quality Construction Inc.
Merritt
Bar S Ventures
Outstanding Business Achievement
Vanderhoof
Gordon Peters Logging Ltd.
Outstanding Business Achievement

Community Owned Business of the Year

Ladysmith
Thuy'she'num Property Management
Tofino
Best Western Tin Wis Resort Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations
Outstanding Business Achievement
Campbell River
Homalco Forestry Limited Partnership
Outstanding Business Achievement

Community Owned Business of the Year: Two Or More Entities

Hazleton
Gitxsan Development Corporation
Port Alberni
Huu-ay-aht Group of Businesses
Outstanding Business Achievement

Aboriginal Industry Business Partnership of the Year

Moberly Lake
Black Diamond Cygnus

Aboriginal Business Partnership of the Year

Moberly Lake
Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

North Vancouver
Peterson Stone Works
West Vancouver
Chastity Davis Consulting
Outstanding Business Achievement
Chemainus
Salish Eye Productions
Outstanding Business Achievement