The Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund Business Awards took place this past Friday at the Valhalla Inn. I was hired to photograph the event and I had a great time doing so. The NADF is a non-profit Aboriginal Financial Institution (AFI) providing business financing and support services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses to establish, expand, or acquire a business in remote, rural and urban communities in Northern Ontario. The awards presented celebrate the contribution of Indigenous people to the economy of northwestern Ontario.
As you can tell from the photos, everyone had a great time and it was such a good cause. It's amazing just how much talent there is in the region and NADF recognizing and embracing it helps promote new business.
For anyone interested in learning more about the event, there is a great write up on the Wawatay News Website here.