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.

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