Yarmouth woman named to Order of N.S.
Irene d’Entremont among five people honoured
Yarmouth ’s Irene d’Entremont was among five Nova Scotians who were invested into the Order of Nova Scotia last week for their outstanding contributions to the province’s culture and its people.
D’Entremont is considered a leader in entrepreneurship and community development, as well as being a passionate promoter of Nova Scotia as both a great place to do business and also a great place to live.
She has spent more than 40 years in business, with a focus on tourism, culture and economic development. She has also served in areas of sales and service, research and development and manufacturing. She’s president of ITG Information Management Inc., past president of M. I. T. Electronics Inc., and Women’s Up-To-Date Shop Inc., and was Secretary Treasurer of Wesmar Electronics Canada Limited.
She has also served on a variety of local, provincial and national boards and commissions. She is currently the vicechair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Atlantic Canada and director of the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation. She has served with the Chamber of Commerce, locally, provincially, and nationally. She is a past member of the Law Commission of Canada and of Revenue Canada’s National Business Advisory Board. She has served on the boards of Nova Scotia Power and Emera. She is also a past director of the Gulf of Maine Council on Irene d’Entremont of Yarmouth is invested into the Order of Nova Scotia by Lieutenant Governor Arthur J. LeBlanc, chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia. the Marine Environment, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Marine Atlantic.
She has also been the director of the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association and ambassador of Nova Scotia’s aerospace and defense sector both domestically and internationally, which is now ACADA, and is now serving on the NS Provincial Council for ACADA.
Other parts of her résumé include being the past chair of the Yarmouth Airport Board of Directors, as well as being a director of the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation, the Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica Foundation, the Art Gallery of NS and the Chair of Tourism Nova Scotia.
D’Entremont travelled the province as a commissioner for the One Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy. She was among 23 women selected from across Canada to imagine Canada’s future — A Bold Vision — to speak of equality, justice, community, good governance, and as an Acadian woman in business.
“Ms. d’Entremont is compassionate, kind, and hardworking,” reads her Order of Nova Scotia biography.
“She is known as a consensus builder who gives freely of her time to many business, charitable, and arts organizations. She encourages others to strive to better themselves and their communities.”
The 2017 recipients of the Order were recognized at the 16th investiture ceremony on Nov. 7, at Province House in Halifax.