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Canada 150 is as much a celebration of Canada’s businesses and entrepreneurial spirit as it is about a country’s culture and the prosperity of a nation.
slowing down as we find out when speaking with him this month.
This summer we are sure that you will be visiting some of Canada’s oldest cities in celebration of Canada’s 150 th Birthday. In many of these cities you will recognize key businesses that took root in communities north of the 49 th parallel in its infancy is undoubtedly playing an important element of your nation’s growth over the last 150 years. When we spoke with Chris Galer, the fourth generation of his family to operate one of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia’s oldest incorporated businesses, it was clear that he is proud of his slice of Canadiana. Chris and his cousin Jeff run POCO Building Supplies, a fixture of the Tri-Cities of Metro Vancouver since 1921 and they are looking forward to their and Canada’s next 150 years. If you will be travelling in any of the three Canada’s Maritime Provinces – New Bruns- wick, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island – you undoubtedly will have some memorable experiences with Atlantic Canadian English. In Prince Edward Island , the birthplace of Canadian Confederation, Anne of Green Gables, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival and the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival we had the chance to catch up with Tyler Kember, part of the second generation of the family- based management team of six at Centen- nial Auto Group, which is the largest auto group on Prince Edward Island, but as we soon found out this once small family business services customers from all over the Maritimes and they would be more than happy to help you out with your next automotive purchase. When we spoke with Dan Monk, the founder and owner of Monk Renovations in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he was actually on the jobsite. There is no rest for Dan and his team, they are always on the go working on projects. Dan’s personality always wins us over, his insight into a project and vision for making things amazing is really what Dan and his team do. Dan rec- ognizes that homeowners are sentimental about even themost in-need fixer-uppers and it’s that understanding, that human touch – along with his team’s award-winning work – that’s brought Monk Renovations to the top of its industry in just nine years and he has no plans on
Speaking of making things and a vision, have you ever wondered how things are made or how the tools that you use on the jobsite or assembly line come together? Well we often wondered who makes the machines that help business- es make their products. So we reached out to and spoke with Sam Lim, the Vice President of 416 Automation. 416 Automation offers superior custom solutions in the worlds of automated machinery, testing equipment, and adaptable electrical panels and hope that you take the time to read what it’s like to build dream machines for the giants of the automotive industry. Whatever you are doing to celebrate Canada’s 150 th this summer remember that entrepreneurs like yourself and the one that we feature are what make our countries great regardless of which side of the border you are on and we love telling your stories of growth and successes.
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