Announcing the 35 Finalists of the 2007 Lauriers de la PME



    OTTAWA, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - RDEE Canada announced today the names of
the 35 companies that are still in contention for the Lauriers de la PME
awards that will be presented on November 10 at a gala marking the fourth
edition of this competition.
    The 35 finalists, all Francophone businesses based in linguistic minority
communities across Canada, are competing for awards in four categories:
Processing companie, Service companie, Micro-companie and New companie. The
finalists are:

    
    Processing companies
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    KORITE INTERNATIONAL LTD       (Alberta)
    LA BAGUETTE ET L'ECHALOTE      (British Columbia)
    CAVENDISH FIGURINES LTD        (Prince Edward Island)
    BIJOU TREASURES                (Manitoba)
    ST-ISIDORE ASPHALTE LTEE       (New Brunswick)
    CHETICAMP BOATBUILDERS LTD     (Nova Scotia)
    LA GANTOISE INC.               (Ontario)
    ALPACAS OF NEWFOUNDLAND        (Newfoundland and Labrador)


    Service companies
    -----------------

    GENMEC ACL INC.                (Alberta)
    WELLINGTON CONSTRUCTION LTD    (Prince Edward Island)
    GNR CAMPING WORLD              (Manitoba)
    ECO TECHNOLOGIES LTEE          (New Brunswick)
    U.J. ROBICHAUD ET FILS LTEE    (Nova Scotia)
    BALESTRA PRODUCTIONS INC.      (Ontario)
    EAGLE POINT RESORT             (Saskatchewan)
    RSM MINING SERVICES INC.       (Newfoundland and Labrador)
    DANMAX COMMUNICATION LTD       (Northwest Territories)
    KLONDIKE KATE'S CABINS
     & RESTAURANT                  (Yukon)


    Micro-companies
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    HAZELWOOD HERB FARM            (British Columbia)
    ACCES DIRECT PROMOTIONS        (Manitoba)
    VOX INTERACTIF INC.            (New Brunswick)
    BIJOUX PIERRETTE D'ENTREMONT   (Nova Scotia)
    AQSARNIIT                      (Nunavut)
    GROUPE FINANCIER LUC BESSETTE  (Ontario)
    THE FOOT PATH TO REFLEXOLOGY   (Saskatchewan)
    TRADUCTION ABC                 (Yukon)

    New companies
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    A LADYBUG ORGANIC FOODS        (Alberta)
    MALICOUNDA DANCE COMPANY       (British Colombia)
    CHUCK & ALBERT                 (Prince Edward Island)
    PAREGO INC.                    (Manitoba)
    L'INSTITUT DE LANGUES COMPELLO (New Brunswick)
    REDACTION COMMUNICATION        (Nova Scotia)
    THE GREEN BEAVER COMPANY       (Ontario)
    TRUE NORTH GEOMATICS           (Northwest Territories)
    BOCELLI'S PIZZERIA INC.        (Yukon)

    The selection committee of eight representatives of the Franco-Canadian
business community and representatives from federal government economic
development departments and agencies evaluated the candidates' files and met
to determine the award winners. To select the winners among the finalists, the
committee based its evaluation on their respective economic performance
(70% of the points awarded) and their involvement in the community (30% of the
points).
    The winners of the 2007 Lauriers de la PME awards will be officially
announced on November 10 during a gala capping the competition at the Fairmont
Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa.
    The Lauriers de la PME competition highlights the importance of
Francophone businesses outside Quebec to the Canadian economy. It rewards
companies that are well established and in good financial health, and whose
reputation is synonymous with quality and service.RDEE Canada wishes the best
of luck to all the finalists!

    RDEE Canada would like to express its heartfelt thanks to its partners:
Western Economic Diversification Canada, Canadian Heritage, Industry Canada,
VIA TVA, Business Development Bank of Canada, Fairmont Château Laurier,
Journal Les Affaires, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Public Works and
Government Services Canada, Service Canada, Power Corporation, Marcil
Lavallée, Delta Ottawa, Idéonova, Voyages Rideau, Savonnerie Olivier, Les
Productions Rivard.

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            RDEE Canada, in collaboration with its provincial and
        territorial partners, promotes economic development and job creation
        in order to ensure the vitality and the durability of  Francophone
                     and Acadian communities in Canada.
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For further information:

For further information: Karine Silva, Chief Coordinator of
Communications, RDEE Canada, (613) 244-7308; www.rdee.ca

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