The Township of Rideau Lakes is pleased to announce that 21 local businesses have been nominated for the 2022 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 MSRP and RBC Royal Bank of Canada for their incredible support of the local business community and their sponsorship of the Rideau Lakes Business Recognition Awards program.
Mayor Arie Hoogenboom remarked, “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.”
Businesses Nominated for the 2022 Business Recognition Awards:
There are three Award categories; the Business of the Year Award, the Business Innovation Award and the Young Entrepreneur (under 35) Award. The nominees are:
2022 Business of the Year Award
- Baker & Son Tire Repair
- Cabin Fever Essentials
- Len's Cove Marina
- Pharmasave Portland
- Rideau Lakes Building Centre
- Scotland Funeral Home
- Sunflower Bake Shop
- Wills Transfer Limited
- Zipper Thrift Co. Family Boutique
2022 Business Innovation Award
- Elgin Bowling Lanes
- Merlot Sunset B & B
- United Edge - Structural Components
2022 Young Entrepreneur (under 35) Award
- Bastard Coffee House -Tao Hipwell
- Fern & Fox Wellness - Tao Hipwell
- Kenney Murray Grading Ltd. - Kenney Murray
- Nature's Magic Photography - Lily Bedore
- Madden & Company Tree Service - Matthew Madden
- Phoenix Rising Equestrian Centre - Phoenix Brisson
- Second Hand Stories - Liz Wheeler
- Stacey's Oasis Spa - Stacey Lauziere
Extreme Landscape and Construction - Brock Tye
Now in its seventh year, the Township of Rideau Lakes has recognized the following businesses in prior years for their success.
Business of the Year: Awarded to recognize a business operating within the Township of Rideau Lakes that has demonstrated a commitment to the community and its residents, while displaying strong ethics within the business and society.
2021: Sunnyside Family Retreat
2020: Wendy’s Country Market
2019: Gordanier Freshmart
2018: Hinton Auto Group
2017: The Opinicon
2016: Country Roads Community Health Centre
Business Innovation: Awarded to acknowledge a business that has demonstrated innovation by enhancing its business and services. This may relate to implementing an “outside the box” system, customer service strategies, or by rejuvenating its operations through new technologies and facility upgrades.
2021: Gordanier Freshmart
2020: No. 9 Gardens
2019: Miller’s Bay Farm
2018: Elgin & District Cooperative Nursery School
2017: Smiths Falls Veterinary Services
2016: 2Low Inc (Tony and John Ferguson)
Young Entrepreneur (under 35): Awarded to honour the hard work demonstrated by a young entrepreneur (under 35 years old at the time of nomination), and either resides, operates an active business, or grew up primarily in the Township.
2021: Arctic Acres (Ben Canning)
2020: Ethereal Massage (Elizabeth Murray)
2019: Rideau Roots (Corey Evans)
2018: Hales Excavation & Trucking (Mark Hales)
2017: Bastard Baking Company (Stefanie Dopson)
2016: Scott Blair Construction (Scott Blair)
This year’s nominees will be celebrated and 2022 winners will be announced at the Business Awards Breakfast, scheduled to take place on Friday, April 14, 2023 a.m. at the Newboro Community Hall. For more information, visit rideaulakes.ca/awards
Rideau Lakes Business Recognition Awards Breakfast
Friday, April 14th, 2023
Newboro Community Hall
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.
RSVP to or Register online at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/585611829747