Vigneault named BC Achievement Award recipient

One of Haida Gwaii's most dedicated volunteers will be recognized with a B.C. Achievement Award at the end of April.

One of Haida Gwaii’s most dedicated volunteers will be recognized with a B.C. Achievement Award at the end of April.

Germain Vigneault of Port Clements was one of 33 award recipients named by the BC Achievement Foundation on March 20.

“Germain Vigneault represents the finest in community volunteer spirit. He is dedicated to  helping others and to making Haida Gwaii a better place to live,” wrote the foundation in explaining why he was selected.

“Germain is involved in  any endeavor that needs volunteers, from committee work, organizing a children’s  fishing derby, to creating a website, volunteering for the Edge of the World Music  Festival and serving on the board of the Haida Gwaii Arts Council.”

Vigneault will join the other recipients at a formal awards ceremony on April 29 at Government House in Victoria.

The work of the volunteers was acknowledged by Premier Christy Clark who participated in the announcement.

“Thank you to the 2014 recipients for their contributions; you make our Province stronger with your commitment and generosity,” she said.

The recipients were chosen by an independent panel that included Mayor Stephanie Killam of Mackenzie, Mayor Mary Sjostrom of Quesnel, and past recipients, Maggie Ip of Vancouver, Alan Markwart of Victoria and Don Shumka of Vancouver.