On Parliament Hill

Mompreneur of the Year

  • Ted Falk, Author
  • Member of Parliament, Provencher

I would like to congratulate Colleen Dyck from Niverville as the recipient of the 2016 Mompreneur Award of Excellence! Colleen is the owner GORP Clean Energy Bars here in Southeastern Manitoba. The Mompreneur Awards recognizes the hard work and talent of women entrepreneurs.

Winners of the 2016 National Mompreneur Award were announced on March 4th and 5th at the Annual National Mompreneurs Conference. Nominations were opened three months ago, and there were 124 nominees. Voting began on November 9th and closed December 31st, 2015. With over 60,000 votes cast, the top 20 finalists in four categories were determined. These categories include:

  • Mompreneur Award of Excellence (exemplary product/service),
  • Mompreneur Startup Award (for a business under 3 years),
  • Mompreneur Award of Merit (consultant, broker or franchisee), and
  • Mompreneur “Momentum” Award.

Winners of the four categories were selected by an expert panel of judges based on criteria such as innovation, commitment to community, sales growth, leadership, and scalability.

I would also like to congratulate Cindy Grenier from Southeastern Manitoba who was one of the top 20 finalists. Cindy is a real estate agent from St-Pierre-Jolys who was nominated for the Mompreneur Award of Merit.

I am happy to see women from Southeastern Manitoba being recognized for their entrepreneurial drive. Our communities thrive on entrepreneurship and as a business owner myself, I appreciate the many business owners in Provencher. These are the hard working people who create jobs and give so much back to the community. As the Member of Parliament for Provencher, I thank all business owners for their dedication and hard work.

On behalf of the residents in Southeastern Manitoba, I congratulate Colleen Dyck and Cindy Grenier for their achievements.