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Hawkesbury, February 19th, 2015 – The Employment Services Centre enthusiastically announced that it has renewed its sponsorship agreement with the Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation for its prestigious Celebration of Excellence Awards 2015. This contest aims at honoring the quality of local companies for their contribution to the regional economy. Under the theme “Great Gatsby”, the awards for this 12th edition will be presented during a prestigious evening held Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at the Embrun Recreational Centre. During this evening, the CSEPR will again proudly present the Emeritus Award to the winner chosen by the Organizing Committee. This prize spotlights the scope of a person’s entire career with emphasis on their impassioned contribution to Russell County.

“This sponsorship is a must for the Centre,” said André Roy, Executive Director of CSEPR. “It’s our way of supporting the excellence of our local businesses and to highlight the importance they have for our economy by ensuring, among others, jobs to our workers. As for the award, it’s a strategic choice since it aims at identifying passionate entrepreneurs in our region and then reward one of them,” added Mr. Roy. “Without the presence of such individuals, our region wouldn’t benefit from its economic growth which in turn ensures the sustainability of our towns and villages.”

Again this year, the Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation will present some fifteen awards to local businesses and individuals who stood out throughout our region. The same categories are available, along with a new one aimed at recognizing a young entrepreneur of 18 to 35 years old who will not only have contributed to the success of company but also to the welfare of our community through volunteer work. Nominations are presently opened and can be submitted by the general public and local business groups up until April 3rd, 2015. Registration forms can be found on the gala’s website (www.galaexcellence.com).


About the PRCDC

For close to 25 years now, the Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation (PRCDC) pursues its regional economic development mandate through technical support and funding to businesses and its involvement in daily initiatives that have an impact on economic development and socio-economic development of our communities. The PRCDC is part of 61 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Ontario and offers a wide variety of programs and services supporting the community economic development and small business growth.

The Celebration of Excellence Awards is organized since 1991 and has a sole objective: to highlight the work of small, medium and large businesses that live and contribute to the local economy in Prescott and Russell.



Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is a non for profit organisation with 3 offices serving the vast region of Prescott-Russell. Sole organisation dispensing all of employment services for the region, it is appointed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for the Employment Ontario program and partner of the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Ontario Disability Support Program, as well as partner of the Prescott-Russell United Counties for the Ontario Works program. The Centre aims at accompanying and supporting all types of clienteles in search of work or reintegrating the workforce, as well as supporting regional employers with their staffing needs. The Centre offers a complete line of tools and resources to its different clienteles, including several subsidized programs, and through its vocation, contributes in an important way to the region’s economic development.

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Information :

CSEPR                                                               EXCELLENCE AWARDS (PRCDC)                             
Carole Muise                                                     Sarah-Anne Beaulne
Communications Agent                                  Excellence Award Coordinator                                                               
613-632-0179, ext. 237                                   613-632-0918
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