The 7th Edition of the BRAVO Business! awards gala was held on October 19, 2019, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Regina. One hundred distinguished guests participated. Six candidates were selected for the chance to win the coveted bronze beaver sculpture, created specifically for this event by internationally renown artist Joe Fafard:
Roots Rock Solar from Saskatoon was crowned the evening's winner.
The 2019 edition was also an occasion to introduce a new component to the event: the "Public's Choice award". Brilliant Cleaners was named by the participants' votes.
Joseph Haleli, Owner - The Brilliant Cleaners
The evening was sponsored by: Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise
(ACF), Association canadienne-française de Regina (ACFR), Collège Mathieu, Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF), Farm Credit Canada - Gold-level partner, Réseau en immigration francophone de la Saskatchewan (RIF-SK) and ICI Saskatchewan.
The BRAVO Business! award underlines the work accomplished by entrepreneurs and Fransaskois businesses.
Businesses apply in one of four categories: processing company, service company, tourism service company and microenterprise.
- Business is mainly active in Saskatchewan
- Businesses in which the majority of shareholders or owners are French-speaking
Winners of previous editions:
2009: Calories Restaurant & Bakery (Saskatoon)
2011: Over the Hills Orchards (Lumsden)
2013: Claire Bélanger Parker (Regina)
2015: 7Shifts (Saskatoon)
2017: Moyen Honey Farms (Zenon Park)
2019: Roots Rock Solar (Saskatoon)
2022: Zesty Kits (Regina)
(L-R) Daniel Paquet (Techno Metal Post), Joseph Haleli (The Brilliant Cleaners), Beya Ngoy (Imaraa Homes), Rea Harbus (Amaranth Designs), Gibril Butoy (Sparkle & Light Cleaning Company), Gérald Gareau (CÉCS)