It was late January on a blistery cold evening, but hundreds of people dressed in their best 'Black & White' attire gathered in Tzeachten Hall for the 19th Annual Business Awards hosted by the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce.
The hall was kept warm with a territorial welcome from Tzeachten Chief Glenda Campbell and ample food and drink from the Old Yale Brewery, Sardis VQA and The Town Butcher. A range of local businesses contributed stunning prizes for auction, the favourite prize being two black and white cruiser bikes.
WaterWealth was among numerous groups nominated for the Non-Profit of the Year Award. An honour awarded to numerous other groups in our community including Ann Davis Transition Society, BCSPCA, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley, Canadian Home Builders Association of the FV, Cash Mob Chilliwack, Chilliwack Community Arts Council, Chilliwack Community Services, Chilliwack Family YMCA, Chilliwack Hospice Society, Chilliwack Society for Community Living, Kiwanis Club of Sardis, Ruth & Naiomi's Mission
As you can see from the smile on our faces it feels good to be recognized as a community group in service of the people of Chilliwack and we look forward to furthering our relationships and building local capacity for the long-term effective protection of the water wealth that we all rely on.