South Dundas businesses recognized at Second Annual Awards of Excellence

At left, John Ross, recipient of South Dundas's Community Builder Award; at right, Agricultural Leadership Award recipient Upper Canada Creamery, with the operators Ellen and Josh Biemond.

SOUTH DUNDAS — The Municipality of South Dundas is celebrating and shining a spotlight on the local business community with its Second Annual Awards of Excellence. Due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Awards were presented virtually and announced Nov. 24 on the municipality’s Facebook page.

“The pandemic may have changed how we can interact and celebrate, but it does not change the recognition that so many businesses and individuals in our community deserve,” said Rob Hunter, Economic Development Officer.

The recipients for 2020 are:

Community Builder Award: John Ross

Tourism Award: Stone Crop Acres Winery and Vineyard

Young Professional Award: Matraca Villeneuve

Agriculture Leadership Award: Upper Canada Creamery

Innovation Award: Community Living, Laura Jarvis and Marianne Vanderlaan

Green Award: Lakeshore Massage Therapy

New Business Award: Eastern Ontario Fleet Parking and Power Restoration Inc.

Business of the Year Award: Morrisburg Leader

“The resiliency shown by our business community during these difficult months has been inspiring,” said Mayor Steven Byvelds. “I would like to congratulate each of the award recipients and all of the businesses who were nominated. The Municipality looks forward to celebrating more local businesses and people in 2021.”

Below, John Ross is recognized.
Below, Upper Canada Creamery is recognized.
Below, the recipient of the Young Professional Award, Matty Villeneuve.
Below, Stone Crop Acres is recognized.
Below, Natalie Brundige at Lakeshore Massage Therapy is recognized.
Below, Laura Jarvis and Marianne Vanderlaan from Community Living Dundas County are recognized.
Below, Jean-Marc Soucie and his business, Eastern Ontario Fleet Parking and Power Restoration Inc, are recognized.
Below, the Business of the Year recipients at The Leader.
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