Vancouver, BC, Canada – Concert is proud to announce that John (Jack) W. Poole, Chairman and co-founder of Concert Properties has been named by the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation as a recipient of the 14th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards.
“Jack is a man who embodies the Canadian dream,” said David Podmore, President & CEO, Concert Properties. “His extraordinary commitment to any challenge put before him, along with his energy, extensive business experience and community involvement are truly exceptional.”
Podmore added, “Jack and I co-founded Concert 18 years ago and Jack’s vision, constant support and encouragement has allowed Concert to grow into an award-winning real estate and development company.”
The award recipients were selected by a national jury comprised of past award recipients and individuals representing First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples from diverse geographic regions of Canada and areas of the economy.
Fourteen outstanding achievers were named as recipients of the 2007 Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Jack Poole was the recipient for the Business and Commerce category being “….called a cautious optimist, a visionary and a modest overachiever, it’s what helped shape him into becoming one of the most successful real estate developers and community builders in North America…”
The awards are produced by the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Canada’s leading Aboriginal charity dedicated to providing financial assistance to Aboriginal student for post-secondary education. Since 1985, the Foundation has awarded more than $22 million in scholarships to deserving students across the country for all disciplines, including law, medicine, education, psychology, fine arts, business, and computer sciences.
The 2007 awards will be presented at a gala event in Edmonton on March 16, 2007 and will be televised on both Global and APTN.