Powell River Brewery Wins National Award

Townsite Brewing walks away with a win in the ‘Processor’ category at The Laurel Gala of the 2018 SME

Vancouver, September 12, 2018. – A gala was held yesterday at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia where the Economic Development and Employability Network (RDÉE Canada) highlighted the excellence of Francophone entrepreneurs working in official language minority communities (OLMC) in Canada.  Townsite Brewing Inc. won in the category of ‘Processor.’

Michelle Zutz; Co-Owner & Director of Sales, was there to accept the award on behalf of the company:

“I was incredibly honoured to be able to accept this award on behalf of Townsite Brewing and have the opportunity to meet and raise a glass with some amazing entrepreneurs from across the country!”

‘Awards were presented in the categories of:

  • Service Business: Le Chez-nous Co-operative Wellington, PEI.
  • Processing Business: Townsite Brewing Inc. Powell River, BC
  • Retail Business: Singer LeBlanc Caraquet, NB.
  • Business Managed by a Young Person: La Ferme Terre partagée from Rogersville, NB
  • Business Managed by an Immigrant Entrepreneur: Novhäus from Edmonton, AB

Les Lauriers de la PME is an entrepreneurial excellence recognition competition for French-speaking and Acadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based outside Quebec. The contest aims to show the contribution of these companies to their community and to the Canadian economy, as well as the added value of French in business. Over 200 companies from across Canada were nominated this year.

About RDÉE Canada
The Economic Development and Employability Network (RDÉE Canada) has been working for more than 20 years to foster the economic development of Francophone and Acadian communities by supporting the collective actions of its members and by providing national leadership based on collaboration and partnerships.

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