President's Award goes to Ron Leger
The final presentation at the Business Excellence Awards was the President’s Award. This award is bestowed on a business or business leader who tirelessly supports and contributes to the development of Mission. Often unsung, these businesses and leaders do their work not for recognition but for the betterment of all. Unlike the other awards, the President’s Award is nominated by the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and does not go through a judging process.
This year’s recipient of the President’s Award was Ron Leger, RJ Leger CGA Ltd. Recognized for his tireless fundraising efforts for St. Joe’s Food Bank building, where he has raised over $535,000; Ron is a Rotarian that definitely lives service over self. He works tirelessly supporting and volunteering on many community organizations boards such as the Optimist Club, Historical Society, and Kinsmen Club.
An accountant in Mission for 25 years, Ron often provides his services as a financial agent for those seeking to make a difference politically, at no cost. In 2012, Ron received the Queen’s Jubilee Award not only in recognition of work here but also for his work in constructing a hospital in Malawi.
A standing ovation met Ron Leger’s presentation with many in the audience having had the pleasure of working alongside him and acknowledging his selfless work.
Acknowledging Excellence in Mission
The Business Excellence Awards celebrated businesses and organizations that go above and beyond in Mission. Presented by RDM Lawyers LLP, the awards were held at Silverdale Community Centre as a nostalgic nod to the Chamber of Commerce 120th celebrations. Those in attendance enjoyed the glance back at the growth of Mission and the strength of today’s business community.
Community Builder Award
Customer First Award
Power of Small Award
Intrapreneurial Excellence Award