On April 24, the Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale nationale (RGA) recognized two of our alumni with its announcement of the four award winners at the second edition of the Temple de la renommée des gens d’affaires (Business People’s Hall of Fame). The induction of Guy Laflamme, Managing Director of Ottawa 2017, and Bernard Marcil, Co-founder of Marcil Lavallée, will take place on May 30, during the 2018 Gala. The other two winners are Estelle Patenaude, Founder and CEO of Impressions inc., and Martin Paquette, Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Nordik.
In addition, the Hall of Fame wall was unveiled during the press conference to honour those business people who distinguished themselves by their leadership, innovative spirit and contribution to the prosperity of the region. The wall is located on the second floor of the Desmarais Pavilion at the Telfer School of Management.
About Bernard Marcil (BCom 1966)
In 1980, Bernard Marcil co-founded the accounting firm of Marcil Lavallée, with offices in Ottawa and Gatineau. It quickly became a committed partner that actively contributed to the success of its clients, as well as a major player on the francophone and philanthropic scenes in our area. In addition to sitting on several committees related to the practice of accounting, Bernard sat on the board of directors of the Fondation franco-ontarienne, of which he was co-founder and treasurer. He sat on the boards of the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario and the Hôpital Montfort, and was a member of the steering committee on the regional study of services for francophone children and young people in the Ottawa-Carleton region.
About Guy Laflamme (MBA 1989)
With more than 25 years in the field, Guy is a specialist in creating, producing and marketing cultural, recreational and tourism products. He was managing director and producer of Ottawa 2017, the organization responsible for planning and implementing the capital's 150th anniversary celebrations of the Confederation of Canada. This program, which was staggered throughout 2017, targeted an audience of more than 11 million people with anticipated economic benefits exceeding 320 million dollars. He participated in the production of more than 200 major events consisting of large-scale cultural, sporting and social performance, thus leaving his fingerprints on the Ottawa region.
About the Business People's Hall of Fame
Through its Hall of Fame, the Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale nationale pays tribute to local business people who distinguish themselves by their leadership, innovative spirit and contribution to the prosperity of our region. The RGA recognizes these visionary women and men for their unwavering integrity and their inspirational achievements.
About the Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale nationale
Through its leadership, the RGA promotes the mobilization of economic partners on both sides of the Ottawa River, to ensure unparalleled economic prosperity and quality of life. By bringing regional business people together into a single francophone and francophile economic force, it creates a climate conducive to its members' welfare and contributes to the region's economic development.
We invite you to visit the RGA’s website for more information on the 2018 Gala.