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CEL­E­BRA­TION IN QUE­BEC

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The Ernst & Young En­tre­pre­neur of the Year Awards 2006 came to Mon­treal Oct. 26 to hon­our the Que­bec Re­gion award re­cip­i­ents for their en­tre­pre­neur­ial flair.

The event was the fifth and fi­nal re­gional award cer­e­monies to be held across Canada, and fol­lowed sim­i­lar events in Van­cou­ver, Hal­i­fax, Cal­gary and Toronto. Award re­cip­i­ents from the five re­gions — Pa­cific, Prairies, On­tario, Que­bec and the At­lantic — then com­peted for na­tional awards pre­sented at a cer­e­mony in Ottawa on Nov. 2.

Each re­gion has a variety of award cat­e­gories, rang­ing from health sci­ences to tech­nol­ogy to emerg­ing en­tre­pre­neur.

In the Que­bec Re­gion, the list of nom­i­nees was nar­rowed to 23 best-in-class en­trepreneur­s com­pet­ing in seven cat­e­gories. DanielL amarre of Cirque de Soleil was se­lected as over­all Que­bec Re­gion re­cip­i­ent, while Joseph Kruger II of Kruger Inc. re­ceived a Life­time Achieve­ment award and Charles Dé­sourdy of Ski Bromont.com re­ceived a spe­cial ci­ta­tion for com­mu­nity part­ner­ship.

The Que­bec Re­gion cer­e­monies were held at the Gare Wind­sor in­Mon­treal, and in­cluded a cock­tail re­cep­tion fol­lowed by sup­per and the cer­e­monies.

Gérard Fil­lion, eco­nomic af­fairs re­porter for Ra­dio-Canada, served as the mas­ter of cer­e­monies. François Dufresne, a part­ner in Ernst & Young and di­rec­tor for the En­tre­pre­neur of the Year Awards, Que­bec, served as host.

This is the 13th year for the busi­ness awards pro­gram. Ernst & Young founded the awards to rec­og­nize and cel­e­brate Canada’s en­trepreneur­s and to heighten pub­lic aware­ness of the eco­nomic im­pact of en­tre­pre­neur­ial ven­tures. The pro­gram is spon­sored na­tion­ally by Global Television Net­work, Na­tional Post, La Presse, RDI and Roy­nat Cap­i­tal. The Que­bec Re­gion spon­sor was Mag­a­zine PME in con­junc­tion with Des­jardins Busi­ness Cen­tres.

Cov­er­age of the 2006 Ernst & Young En­tre­pre­neur of the Year Awards, held onNov. 2 in Ottawa, will be in the Nov. 20 is­sue of Na­tional Post.

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Left, Arianne Koif­man and hus­band Arie Koif­man of Ser­vo­max Inc.; be­low, Myr­iam and Ben­jamin Dé­sourdy fromSki Bromont.com; bot­tom, from left, Caro­line Saulnier of Synetik De­sign Inc. and Hughes Doucet; Benoit La­fer­rière from Pa­per­source Corp. and...
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Mar­cel Baril of Les In­gré­di­ents Ali­men­taires and his wife Ginette Jac­ques;
Luc Sirois of Res­o­nant Med­i­cal and his wife Kara Gagnon; bot­tom, from left, Zachary Gill­man of...
Right, Louis Tetu from of Ta­leo and his wife Louise Cou­ture; be­low, from left, Mar­cel Baril of Les In­gré­di­ents Ali­men­taires and his wife Ginette Jac­ques; Luc Sirois of Res­o­nant Med­i­cal and his wife Kara Gagnon; bot­tom, from left, Zachary Gill­man of...

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