BC Achievement Foundation

BC Achievement Foundation

November 29, 2013 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Six British Columbians Receive BC First Nations' Art Awards

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 29, 2013) - Six British Columbians will be recognized on Friday with 2013 BC Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations Art.

WHO: Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad will present the 7th annual awards

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, 12:15 to 1:30pm (Ceremony begins at 12:55pm)

WHERE: Waterfront Ballroom, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place

This year's recipients are: Dale Campbell of Prince Rupert for her masks, plaques and totem poles; Marlene Liddle of Masset for cedar bark weaving; Joe Martin of Tofino for his dugout canoes; Ken McNeil of Terrace for his sculptures and totem poles and Sammy Robinson of Kitimaat Village for his work in wood, silver and gold.

Mandy Brown of Lytton will receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the art First Nations' culture through her exquisite basket weaving and teaching of the art.

A summary of all the recipients' achievements is posted at www.bcachievement.com.

(Please RSVP to Michael Bernard at 604-506-5742.)

The British Columbia Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation established and endowed by the Province to recognize and celebrate BC's spirit of excellence.

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