The CDEM, the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities and the Chambre de commerce francophone de Saint-Boniface are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards ceremony held on June 7th, 2011 at the Norwood Hotel.

Awards were handed out in the following categories:

  • Processing Businesses: Brunet Monuments Ltd. – Charles Brunet (see picture below)
  • Commercial Services Businesses: Bockstael Construction Ltd. – Jean Bockstael (see picture below)
  • Tourism Businesses: Aikens Wilderness Lodge – Gab-Riel and Julie Turenne
  • Micro-businesses: Lise Deleurme Chartered Accountant Inc. (see picture below)
  • Entrepreneur of the year award: West End Tire Inc. – André Collet (see picture below)

Small and medium-sized businesses represent over 80% of all businesses in Manitoba and vigorously contribute to urban, rural and community development in our province.

Louis Allain

“Congratulations to all of our winners!” says Louis Allain, the CDEM!s executive director. “Our French-speaking business owners bring a lot of value-added to our province and we are proud of them. The provincial government recognizes more and  more the importance of this value-added and supports the many initiatives spearheaded by the CDEM to increase and improve Manitoba!s economy.”

Source: Suzanne Druwé
Communications Coordinator, CDEM
204-925-2837
[email protected]

John Bockstael and his wife Monique of Bockstael Construction - winner in the Commercial Services category

Entrepreneur of the year - André Collet and his wife - West End Tire

Charles Brunet and his family - Brunet Monuments won in the Processing Businesses category

Louis Allain and winner in Micro-businesses category: Lise Deleurme Chartered Accountant Inc.