Bonnie Harvey earns BC Achievement Community Award
ʔaq̓am Community (St. Mary’s Indian Band) announced on social media April 28 that community resident Bonnie Harvey has been awarded the 2020 BC Achievement Community Award.
“Bonnie contributes countless hours to volunteering for her community – thank you for all you do Bonnie! We are sad that your award ceremony had to be postponed,” ʔaq̓am stated.
Premier John Horgan and Anne Giardini, Chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, April 28 named this year’s recipients of the BC Achievement Community Award, marking their 17th offering.
“These days more than ever, our communities are made stronger by British Columbians who go above and beyond,” said Premier Horgan. “Thanks go to all of the BC Achievement 2020 Community Award recipients for helping build a better province for everyone.”
“It is an honour to celebrate the excellence and dedication of these twenty-five outstanding British Columbians,” added Giardini. “On behalf of all of us at the BC Achievement Foundation, I thank each of them for strengthening their communities and inspiring others to community action.”
The BC Achievement Community Award describes Bonnie Harvey is a champion for the Ktunaxa First Nation, committed to ensuring its language and culture live on. Serving as its Education Ambassador, Bonnie also has supported governance, community and cultural programs as an active volunteer for the past 20 years.
An advocate within the school system, Bonnie shares her knowledge, allowing others to learn more about the Ktunaxa people.
Lead image: Bonnie Harvey welcomes small business owners to St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino during an event in 2018. e-KNOW file photo