The 12th Annual Excellence in Aboriginal Business Leadership Awards will be given to the following recipients on October 13, 2016, at a gala event at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg:
The Excellence in Aboriginal Business Leadership Award dinner is one of Manitoba’s most prestigious events for honouring Aboriginal business leaders. The stories behind their successes inspire students to pursue work in a wide variety of sectors, or establish businesses of their own. Many have gone on to become business professionals and leaders in our province, our country, and beyond.
What better way to show your pride for your fellow business leaders – and meet the Aboriginal business leaders of tomorrow – than by being part of this wonderful celebration!
Covert Logistics, founded by Caralyn and Robert Rabichuk in 2002, started as a humble one-truck transportation company that has since grown into a multi-million dollar enterprise with over 60 pieces of equipment.
Covert Logistics takes pride in providing seamless “Behind the Scenes Transport” solutions to all of their customers and have exciting plans for future growth provincially and nationally.
Caralyn is a member of the Metis nation and provides operational oversight to the company. Robert, a 2002 graduate from the Asper School of Business, says his business education has provided him with the requisite knowledge to become Covert’s logistics expert.
Andréanne Dandeneau, a fashion design graduate of Montreal’s LaSalle College, has designed and manufactured her own clothing line for 12 years. Dandeneau’s creations are inspired by her Métis heritage and background in dance, resulting in a beautiful fusion of European flare and Aboriginal art.
At the forefront of the slow fashion movement, she has never strayed from her emphasis on sustainability and quality. Voilà’s manufacturing employs sustainable materials produced at a Canadian knitting mill certified by Free the Children.
Dandeneau is a proud Manitoban entrepreneur who showcases local Aboriginal beadworks and celebrates Indigenous culture.