CAFE Canada

2015 FEYA Gala

May 21, 2015
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON

Celebrating the Contribution of Business Families!

On May 21, 2015, CAFE had a spectacular gala celebration featuring a keynote address by Canadian Football League legend Michael "Pinball" Clemons and honoured the 2015 CAFE Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA) National Recipient Morley Hoppner, National Finalists LiquiForce and Cresco as well as celebrated the overall contribution of family business to Canada’s culture and economy!

Congratulations to our 2015 CAFE FEYA National Recipient...

(Back L to R: Ken Hoppner, Brian Morley,
Brad Morley & Kim Lackey seated)

Morley Hoppner began in 1988 as a family owned and operated general contracting business. The company has grown and evolved into a dynamic one stop shop offering real estate development and construction services. By offering a full range of services, Morley Hoppner is able to seamlessly manage a project from inception to completion. Morley Hoppner has changed the face of Ottawa with the construction of over 480 projects, such as the Bell Sensplex, Rogers House, Westboro Station Condominiums and Ottawa City Hall’s Rink of Dreams. 

The foundation of Morley Hoppner is built on the Morley family values of honesty and integrity, and our tagline “We Build on Your Trust” encompasses the main reason Morley Hoppner has become a  leader in Ottawa’s construction industry.

"Morley Hoppner is extremely honoured to be the recipient of the
CAFE National Family Enterprise of the Year Award.
We have been proud members of CAFE for over 20 years
and have developed sound family business practices as a result.
We are excited to be recognized by the family business community
and look forward to sharing our story at the Symposium."

Congratulations to our 2015 CAFE FEYA National Finalists...

(L to R: Marybeth Everaert, Rachel Lewis, Kim M Lewis, Jeffery Lewis,
Kim Lewis Sr., Helen Lewis, Christopher Lewis & Allison Lewis)

is a family owned, international construction firm, specializing in Trenchless Technology. Since inception in 1987, the company has focused on creative innovation, which now allows for the total rehabilitation of North American sewer systems from “The House to the Treatment Plant” without any digging.

LiquiForce ultimately provides homeowners with reduced taxes, and cities with “The Proven Trenchless Sewer Program Cities Trust”.

As CEO Kim Lewis puts it, “We are in the People Business”.

(L to R: Fiona Diamond (CAFE NS President), Peggy Gates-Hammond (BMO),
Joseph Daniel, Yasaman Mousavi, Taleb Abildali, Hossein Mousavi,
Amanee Mousavi,Rick Thomson
(BMO), Farhang Fotovat, Jocelyne Daniel, 
Chace Hynes
(FEYA Chair/WBLI) )

25 years of unwavering commitment to craftsmanship, innovation and customer service has resulted in thousands of homes, hundreds of state-of-the-art condos and visionary active lifestyle communities for Nova Scotia. Their contemporary homes and expert building teams have been acknowledged by the homebuilder industry with numerous awards over the years, including Builder of the Year, Most Outstanding Home and are proud to be Canada’s R-2000 builder of the year for 2010.

Progressive thinking Cresco has re-defined neighbourhoods by introducing Nova Scotia to active lifestyle communities. They place an emphasis on offering ample green space, plenty of sidewalks and amenities, and lots of room for families to live active lifestyles. Their well-established communities are now highly sought after locations because significant consideration was originally made to features like accessibility, schools, sporting activities, leisure pursuits and shopping.

2015 FEYA Gala