Bilingual business people invited to free luncheon to discover numerous support programs and services

« RDÉE Road Show » to visit three regions

WELLINGTON – Dec. 19, 2017 – All francophone and bilingual business people are invited to come and learn how they could benefit from various programs, services and initiatives led by RDÉE Prince Edward Island and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce during free luncheons being held in three regions of the province.

This series of promotional luncheons, nicknamed the « RDÉE Road Show », is offered to members of the Acadian Chamber as well as any employer and entrepreneur who could be interested in joining. These information sessions will be held:

• Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 11:45 a.m. at the Centre Belle-Alliance in Summerside;
• Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 11:45 at the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean in Charlottetown;
• Thursday, Jan. 18, at 11:45 a.m. at the Centre Acadien de Prince-Ouest in Deblois.

Those who participate in these luncheons will first of all hear about the services provided by the Acadian Chamber and the Wellington Rural Action Centre. These two partners will then unveil their joint calendar of events for entrepreneurs for 2018. They’ll also talk about their biggest event of the year, the Entrepreneurs’ Gala, slated for March 17.


The RDÉE (the provincial francophone economic development council) will then present its two internship programs: PERCÉ, for postsecondary students, and the new Objectif carrière Î.-P.-É. program, for those who have completed their college or university studies.

Participants will then learn about the 2018 Dragons’ Contest, an entrepreneurial competition offering a $10,000 prize, as well as the new part-time job promoting service, « Petite job ».

Next, the RDÉE will provide details on the various initiatives of its LIENS program (Linking Economic Immigration to our Successes), specifically on the ways employers can benefit from them.

Finally, a representative from the University of Moncton will join the RDÉE Road Show to speak about the institution’s Masters of Business Administration degree.

Each gathering will wrap up with draws for door prizes.

All interested people must sign up no later than Jan. 11 by contacting Josée Ouellette at (902) 854-3439, Ext. 228, or at



CUTLINE: Preparing for the « RDÉE Road Show » promotional tour are, from left, Raymond J. Arsenault, coordinator of the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, Robert Maddix, RDÉE PEI’s economic development officer in charge of immigration, and Velma Robichaud, coordinator of the 2018 Dragons’ Contest and client information officer with the Wellington Rural Action Centre.


For more information:
Raymond J. Arsenault
RDÉE PEI Communications officer
Acadian Chamber coordinator
902-854-3439, Ext. 231