Keith Jack Inc. Receives Second Consecutive CJG Supplier of the Year Award

Photo From Left to Right: Keith Jack, Helen Ritchie, Jenna Wilson-Larsen & Todd Wasylyshyn

Jewellery designer Keith Jack was deeply moved when learning about the circumstances behind Brian VandenDool’s (of VandenDool’s Jewellers in St. Catherine’s, Ont.) charity Mike’s Miracles.

Mike’s Miracles has been a charity of choice for the Canadian Jewellery Group (CJG) buying group for many years, supporting Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada. Keith has been on board since learning about the charity, visiting Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver to present CJG contributions as well as raising money for the cause.

At this year’s CJG buying show in August, Keith’s “Stuff the Cookie Jar for Mike’s Miracles” incentive saw him putting $50 and $100 bills into a cookie jar for orders placed at the show. At the end of the show, the cookie jar was overflowing with over $4,000. At the president’s banquet, Keith was very pleased to present a final contribution of $4,500 to this very worthy cause.

Karma works in wondrous ways, as not 15 minutes later Keith was recalled to the stage to receive his second consecutive CJG Supplier of the Year award. Having joined the group only two years prior, Keith called it a “huge honour,” adding he was delighted to receive confirmation that his and his team’s hard work had been so graciously acknowledged by the members.

After moving from Scotland, Keith began building his line of Celtic-inspired silver jewellery in North Vancouver 11 years ago out of two drawers of his (now) wife’s Celtic store. He now has 350 dealers across North America including more than 75 outlets within the CJG family.

Photo Credit: Carolyne Wagland