April 11, 2021 – RDÉE PEI: The eight recipients of the most recent entrepreneurial awards from the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI had to wait more than a year to learn they were winners – due to delays caused by the pandemic.
They finally found out April 11th, 2021, during the 2020 Entrepreneurs’ Gala but still displayed a positive “better late than never” attitude.
The atmosphere was festive among the 77 people gathered for the Gala, held at the Village musical acadien in Abram-Village. The formalities, some dictated by COVID-19, were in full evidence as the 16 finalists were recognized with certificates and the eight winning businesses or individuals were rewarded with a new style of trophy.
“At the Chamber of Commerce, we consider entrepreneurs to be true heroes! These are people who work day and night, by the sweat of their brow, to offer quality products and services to the community, to create jobs, to support the provincial economy and to feed their families,” said Christian Lacroix, president of RDÉE PEI, which oversees the Chamber, in his opening remarks.
“These are the same entrepreneurs who sponsor hockey and softball teams, figure skating shows, community festivals and, yes, even the Entrepreneurs’ Gala. You truly are the lifeblood of our communities.”
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