Thirty-four businesses nominated for the Rideau Lakes Business Recognition Awards

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Posted on: March 11, 2024


The Township of Rideau Lakes is pleased to announce that  34 local businesses have been nominated for the Business Recognition Awards.  

This year, the Township is working with three event sponsors to shine the light on local  employers, business owners and young entrepreneurs that make a difference. A special thank  you to G. Tackaberry & Sons Construction Ltd., KPMG MSLP, and RBC Royal Bank of Canada  for their incredible support of the local business community and their sponsorship of the eighth  annual Rideau Lakes Business Recognition Program.  

Mayor Arie Hoogenboom expressed that, “The Township of Rideau Lakes is very pleased to  see this level of participation in the Awards program. It really helps us to recognize and  celebrate the work of local business that contribute to the strength of our communities.” 

Rideau Lakes Business Reignition Awards Breakfast

Friday, April 5, 2024
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Elgin Lions Community Hall
19 Pineview Drive, Elgin, ON K0G 1E0

7:30 am - Registration Opens
8:00 am - Welcome & Breakfast
8:30 am - Introductions
8:45 am - Greetings
9:00 am - Nominee Certificates
9:30 am - Award Presentations
9:50 am - Closing Remarks


Businesses Nominated for the 2023 Business Recognition Awards: 

There are three award categories: the Business of the Year Award, the Small Business Award, and the Young Entrepreneur Award. The nominees are listed below in alphabetical order.  

2023 Business of the Year

  • Baker & Son Tire Repair
  • Bastard Coffee House
  • Bayview Yacht Harbour
  • Duncan’s Appliance Sales & Service
  • Elgin Drugs
  • Hartin’s Wheel Alignment & Auto Repair
  • Hill View Holsteins & Dwyre Family Pumpkin Patch
  • Leggett’s Maple Sugarbush
  • Poplars Resort
  • Pharmasave Portland
  • RCL Automotive & Tire Discounter Group
  • Recess Café
  • Rideau Carpentry & Construction
  • Rideau Realty Limited
  • SBSeward Roofing & Carpentry
  • Scotland Funeral Home
  • Stirling Lodge
  • Stoodley’s Kitchen and Beverage
  • Thompson’s Plumbing
  • The Horseman’s Way
  • Turtle Hill Cottages
  • Wendy’s Country Market

2023 Small Business Award

  • Amy’s Country Cooking
  • Bastard Coffee House
  • B-YOU-tiful Essence
  • Diggin it Nursery
  • Graham’s Mobile RV Repair
  • Lanark Drywall
  • Leave the Books to Me
  • Recess Café
  • Stacey’s Oasis Spa
  • Suzette’s Hair Shop
  • The Pie Bar
  • The Tipped Ship

2023 Young Entrepreneur

  • Mike Lanteigne of C & M Superior Systems Inc.
  • George Graham of Graham’s Mobile RV Repair
  • Lily Bedore of Nature’s Magic Photography
  • Kody & Jessie White of Stoodley’s Kitchen and Beverage

This year’s nominees will be celebrated, and winners will be announced at the Business Awards  Breakfast, scheduled to take place on Friday, April 5, 2024, at the Elgin Lions Community Hall from 8 to 10 a.m. Registration is required. For more information, visit or  contact Marie White at 1-800-928-2250 ext. 288.

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