As we mentioned in a recent post, our Executive Director at Qqs, Larry “Dr. J” Jorgenson, is the recipient of a 2012 BC Community Achievement Award for his lifetime of passion and dedication.
Here’s what they had to say about Larry:
Progressive individuals like Larry Jorgenson recognize that people and place are intimately linked. For over thirty-three years, Larry’s focus has been the integration of economic, environmental and social development in Bella Bella. Founder and Executive Director of Qqs Project Society, Larry has spearheaded dozens of collaborative partnerships that promote the stewardship of the Heiltsuk traditional territories and empower youth to reconnect with their cultural identity. The Heiltsuk Cabins Project, the Koeye River Valley youth camps and field science internships, the first all-ages community library, the Koeye Café, are examples of Larry’s tremendous legacy. Everyday, Larry brings strength to the Heiltsuk community through his vision and ideas.
We wanted to share some photos with all of you who were rooting for him from afar! So here they are, and you can see more here. Please feel free to comment with messages for Larry, or send him an email today. He’s too humble to sing his own praises but we’ll do it for him today!