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When Brian Burke was a senior at Providence College and captain of the hockey team during the 1976-1977 season, his coach, Lou Lamoriello, called the driven, hard-nosed young man into his office and told him he had to take the...

Central Interior Catering & Consulting Ltd. (CICC) remains family owned and operated after 35 years in the foodservice industry. CICC caters to the resource industry, providing site preparation, kitchen design and foodservice to remote clients, mainly at mining, logging and construction...

The Waite Family brings a personal touch to every stay at the Fredericton Inn. Since 1976 the hotel has grown from a small inn of just 20 rooms to a three-and-one-half star hotel and conference center located at in the downtown core of beautiful, Victorian Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Inn is...

Since 1991, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited has been providing thrills to patrons in Western Canada. Led by Tony Santo, president and CEO of Gateway, the business operates 18 exciting venues between British Columbia...

Since 1992, the Varin family has owned and operated Hotel Manoir Saint Sauveur in scenic Saint-Sauveur, Quebec. With 250 rooms of lodging, a world-class spa and fine cuisine, Manoir Saint Sauveur has become a favorite of visitors...

Scandinavian Building Services began in 1982 as a small company providing janitorial services to commercial clients in Edmonton, Alberta. More than 30 years later, the business is one of the larger companies in the country, employing owner-operators from coast to coast. Terry and Wilda Hay...

Darryl Ray, Jamie Avantini and Erin Avantini founded The Butler Did It Catering Company (the Butler) in 1994. Young, enthusiastic, and experienced in various aspects of the food, beverage and hospitality sectors, the trio quickly established their company as a premier catering service in...

Tulips & Maple Catering Inc. (T&M), widely known as Tulips & Maple – The Art of Catering, has helped lead the charge for farm-fresh cuisine and inventive entertaining in Ottawa since 1991. The husband and wife team of Mark van der Pas and Kristine van der Pas-Norenius founded the...

Trevor Parkes decided he needed to make a big change after 15 years in the video game distribution business. Since abandoning the world of Nintendo, Playstation and Xbox, Parkes has been hard at work building the company that leads the country in environmentally responsible turf care, Turf...

White Oaks Resort & Spa (White Oaks) started out as a tennis club in 1978. Fast-forward almost 35 years and the fitness and racquet club sits adjacent to a four-diamond, five-star resort, conference center and spa with 220 rooms that continues to be privately owned and operated. The tennis...