Four Island businesses named finalists in national Lauriers de la PME 2014 awards competition

Lauriers2014OTTAWA – Oct. 15, 2014 – RDÉE Canada has just announced the names of the finalists in its national Lauriers de la PME 2014 competition. Four of the 29 finalists retained for the contest are from Prince Edward Island.

They are Ron’s Construction of Urbainville (Micro-business), HMS Office Supplies Ltd. of Summerside (Retail Business), Atlantic Roofers Ltd. of Winsloe (Services Business) and OMD Construction and Consulting of Maximeville (Young Entrepreneurs).

“We are extremely proud of these businesses, who were all recognized provincially during our own Entrepreneurs’ Gala last March,” says Martin Marcoux, president of RDÉE Prince Edward Island. “Once again, Prince Edward Island proves that the talent and quality of its francophone business people are of national calibre. Such a recognition is simply fantastic.”

The national competition aims to recognize entrepreneurial excellence for small and medium-sized businesses in Canada’s Francophone and Acadian minority communities. The five winners will be announced at the Delta Beauséjour hotel in Moncton (New Brunswick) on November 15.

This sixth edition of the competition will bring well-deserved recognition to the Francophone entrepreneurs who excel in their day-to-day business activities. Organizers hope that this event will continue to be a source of inspiration for other emerging and established Francophone entrepreneurs.

“On behalf of the board and staff of RDÉE Prince Edward Island, I want to sincerely congratulate our four national finalists and we wish them best of luck in Moncton on Nov. 15,” concludes Marcoux.

The finalists were divided into five separate categories:
Processing/Manufacturing Business category
Golden Gate Margarine Michca Inc. (Ontario)
Greener Print Solutions (British Columbia)
Monuments Brunet (Manitoba)
Over the Hill Orchards (Saskatchewan)
jeanallainlowresService Business category
Arctic Kingdom (Nunavut)
Artisan Inn (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Atlantic Roofers Ltd. (Prince Edward Island)
CrossFit Winnipeg Inc. (Manitoba)
Daniel and Daniel Catering Inc. (Ontario)
Echovoix (Nova Scotia)
EvelineCharles Salons & Spas (Alberta)
Fundy Pros (New Brunswick)
Groupe Gestion CNT Inc. (Saskatchewan)
Red Letter Films (British Columbia)

HMS Office Supplies lowresJPGRetail Business category
By Nature Import Inc. (British Columbia)
Cherlock & Safe (Saskatchewan)
HMS Office Supplies Ltd. (Prince Edward Island)
Monique Lavoie Pharmacy Ltd. (Alberta)
Sandbanks Estate Winery Inc. (Ontario)

Micro-business category
Ron' Construction lowresAudio Concepts Plus Inc. (New Brunswick)
Dan’s Flying Service Ltd. (Saskatchewan)
Rheault Distillery (Ontario)
Galerie June Deveau (Nova Scotia)
MaxAudio Ltd.  (Alberta)
Ron’s Construction  (Prince Edward Island)

Young Entrepreneurs Award category
OMD Construction lowresBold Innovation Group Ltd. (Manitoba)
Joël’s Coffee Inc. (Ontario)
Infiniti Homes (Alberta)
OMD Construction & Consulting Ltd. (Prince Edward Island)


RDÉE Canada is taking advantage of this event to invite interested members of the business community to attend the afternoon workshop entitled Dialogue avec des entrepreneurs : les clés de la réussite francophone, where they can meet the finalists and invited experts to explore the keys to Francophone business success. The session promises to generate productive discussion and fruitful exchange, and it will be an opportunity for RDÉE Canada and its members to listen to participants’ needs first-hand.

RDÉE Canada appreciates the help of its partners, without whom this event would not have been possible: Cayenne Creative, Rideau Travel, Marcil Lavallée Chartered Accountants and the Canadian CED Network.



For more information:

Émilie Delattre
Manager, Communications
RDÉE Canada
Office: 613-244-7308, x 205
Cell: 613-804-1531

Raymond J. Arsenault
Communications officer
RDÉE Prince Edward Island
(902) 854-3439, Ext. 231