North Spirit Lake entrepreneur wins at 15th Annual NAN Business Awards gala

Darcy Kejick, a former North Spirit Lake chief and councillor, was presented with two awards at the 15th Annual Nishnawbe Aski Nation Business Awards in Thunder Bay on Wednesday, November 30. He was awarded  the Youth Entrepreneur of Year and the Partnership of the Year trophies at this event. Darcy and his wife Susan started Darcy and Susan's Gas Bar in North Spirit Lake in 2001. He told the Chronicle-Journal that he started his business because "it was my dream" and there was a "community need for it".

Other winners include:

  • Laureen Wassaykeesic (Laureen's Grocery and Gas) - Business Woman of the Year
  • Bruce Brunette (B & M Auto Repair) - Business Man of the Year
  • Thomas Tookate (Attawapiskat Development Corporation) - Executive of the Year
  • Attawapiskat Development Corporation - Development Corporation of the Year
  • Bamaji Lake Development Corporation - Building Communities
  • Long Lake No. 58 General Store - NeeChee Achievement Award

The awards gala is organized annually by the Nishnawbe Aski Development Corporation (NADF). Click here for more information about NADF and this annual event (under Business Awards).