A Bella Bella man has been named as one of 15 people to receive a B.C. Community Achievement Award.
Larry Jorgenson, 33, in the Heiltsuk First Nation, is characterized by his meaningful contributions to youth, education, culture, economic development and environment.
He has driven initiatives and partnerships in sectors that have strengthened the community of Bella Bella, according to Premier Christy Clark and Keith Mitchell, chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation.
Jorgenson’s founding of Qqs (EYES) Project Society in 1999, works further to achieve the goals of building community, empowering local culture and protecting the territory.
“Charity begins at home, that’s what I’ve always believed and I want to thank these remarkable British Columbians for giving their time, dedication and energy to make a positive difference in their communities and our province,” said Clark earlier this month.