Xatśūll Heritage Village is seeking votes to become a finalist for the Best Community Impact Award from Small Business BC’s Successful You Awards Contest.
“It’s small business award for the best community impact. I think we were nominated because of the cultural events we’ve been hosting for the last two years that bring people together from different First Nations communities as well as tourists from all over the world,” said Xatśūll Heritage Village community development coordinator Miriam Schilling. “I think we’re the only business in the region that was nominated.”
The heritage village is up against 25 businesses across the province vying for the Best Concept Award, which recognizes the business that best demonstrates a positive impact in the community in which they operate and has taken positive action to invest in that community.
In order to move on in the contest as a top ten finalist, Xatśūll Heritage Village needs to gain as many votes as possible on the Successful You Awards website by Nov. 30, 2012.
Xatśūll Heritage Village is owned and operated by the Xatśūll First Nation (Soda Creek Band), north of Williams Lake.
It is a seasonal business, open from mid May until mid October every year. Visitors from around the world visit to experience aboriginal culture through cultural activities, workshops and events.
The Small Business BC Successful You Awards Contest celebrates the top small businesses from across British Columbia. Entrepreneurs will be awarded in six diverse categories for the contributions they make within their own communities and to the greater economy.
To vote for Xatśūll Heritage Village visit www.successfulyouawards.com
The top 10 highest voted nominees will be announced as finalists on Dec. 13, 2012, then go on to submit an application which judges will use to decide the top five finalists from each category, announced on Jan. 30, 2013.
The winners will be announced at the Successful You Awards Ceremony on Feb, 28, 2013, at the Pan Pacific Vancouver.
Nominations are open for Successful You Awards until Nov. 30, 2012. More details of the nomination process and the Successful You Awards can be found at www.successfulyou.ca.