Skidegate coffee shop up for award

  • Sep. 27, 2010 5:00 p.m.

Skidegate baristas Jags and Sue Brown are in the running for a BC Aboriginal Business of the Year Award. Jags Beanstalk, which serves specialty coffees and sells flowers, was nominated for the BC Achievement Foundation-sponsored award by Art Lew at Haida Gwaii Community Futures. Mr. Lew said he thought Jags Beanstalk would be a good candidate to represent Haida Gwaii at the upcoming event, should the business be chosen. “Jags is an on-reserve business that is doing some shiningly good work,” said Mr. Lew. Not only do the Browns contribute a lot to the community, he said, but they are very observant business people.”They keep re-examining their business to ensure their success continues,” he said. Haida Gwaii Community Futures has nominated the Haida Rose Cafe, the Longhouse Gift Shop and Joby’s Wear in the past. The BC Aboriginal Business awards celebrate the accomplishments of the province’s aboriginal business sector and its contribution to the economy of British Columbia. They offer seven different award categories. The BC Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation. The award ceremony will be held in Vancouver at the end of October.