Congratulations to all the winners of the Prix de la Palme Bleue!
The Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is very proud to be able to celebrate each year your excellence and your performance as Francophone or Francophile entrepreneurs in Metropolitan Vancouver. We wish you all a lot of success for the future!
The 2018 laureates – 6th edition
Enterprise of the Year 2018 and Entrepreneur of the Year 2018: Sylvie Peltier- Red Letter Films
When Sylvie Peltier founded Red Letter Films, she worked primarily as a documentary filmmaker. Soon, she fell in love with the role of producer. With the help of many talented collaborators, she embarked on more ambitious projects, from docudrama to documentary. While working on a project, Sylvie met Greg Nosaty. Two years later, they ran into each other and their lives mingled, making Red Letter Films the company it is today.
More information: www.redletterfilms.com
Micro Enterprise of the Year 2018: Carole Ducharme – Sutton Group West Coast
Carole Ducharme is a real estate agent with Sutton Group West Coast Realty. She helps her French and English clients to buy, sell and invest in real estate. Nearly half of her clients are Francophones. Formerly a lawyer, Carole now guides her clients with professionalism and ease and advises them wisely. She even managed to make the process enjoyable! Carole is often interviewed in French-language media, including Radio-Canada, on real estate issues.
More information: www.caroleducharme.com
Winner 2017 – 5th Anniversary Special
Enterprise of the Year 2017 – Tyson Villeneuve – The Social Concierge
Launched in 2011 by Tyson Villeneuve and his partner, The Social Concierge is an event and branding agency. Their agency specializes in the creation and design of unique events aimed at creating moments of happiness and memories of a lifetime. They set the stage for great stories and personal highlights through their premium, accessible and immersive cultural experiences. They also offer a portfolio of events created internally with designers and tailor-made programs for special guests, both locally and abroad. Passionate about promoting creativity, culture, the arts and our social fabric, they produce on average between 30 and 40 events per year, divided between customer projects such as Porsche, Nike, Veuve Clicquot, Lululemon and Cirque Du Soleil and their own portfolio of events. While The Social Concierge always strives to create inspiring events, they are best known for Diner-en-blanc, Harvest Haus, Deighton Cup, TEDx Vancouver and Dinner By Design. Some of these events are now taking place in Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto. In addition to his creative efforts, Tyson also sits on the BC Culture Days Steering Committee, is a clear supporter of the arts and encourages the dissemination of French language and culture through his various projects with the Alliance Française De Vancouver, in especially the Diner-en-blanc Vancouver.
More information: www.thesocialconcierge.com
Micro Enterprise of the Year 2017 – Eric Mourre – Provence en Couleur Home Decor
Started in 2013, Provence en couleur Home Decor offers a handcrafted collection of products imported from Provence and kitchen utensils in olive wood, entirely handmade and made in France. Eric Mourre is from a village called Dieulefit in Drôme Provençale, known for his extraordinary pottery. His family began producing pottery in 1942. Today, Eric wants people to discover the “know-how” of an entire region by presenting their products in North America. Because he has a particular knowledge of the manufacturing process and the place of production, artisans of Provence gave him the exclusivity for the distribution and promotion of these products in North America. With “Provence in Color Home Decor”, people will discover a range of high quality craftsmanship, 100% made in France and with respect for nature and the environment.
More information: http://www.provenceencouleur.com
2017 Recognition Award – Sylvie Allouche – Life Coaching and NLP-Hypnosis Therapy
The Board of Directors of the Francophone Chamber of Commerce proudly awarded a special recognition award to Mrs. Sylvie Allouche, founder of Sylvie Allouche coaching, in recognition of her support, commitment and loyalty to the House of Commons