CAFE Canada

2015 Family Enterprise Of The Year Award

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

The foundation of our
existence is FAMILY...
the team that we are
born into."

- Michael 'Pinball' Clemons

Michael 'Pinball' Clemons - click on image for preview

Celebrating the Contribution of Business Families!

Join us for this spectacular gala celebration, featuring a keynote address by Canadian Football League legend Michael "Pinball" Clemons, as we honour the 2015 CAFE Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA) National Recipient Morley Hoppner, National Finalists LiquiForce and Cresco as well as celebrate the overall contribution of family business to Canada’s culture and economy!

Don't Miss Out, Reserve Your Seat Today!

Individual CAFE 2015 FEYA Gala Dinner seats are: $275 +HST for CAFE Members, $375 +HST for future members - click here for reservations. Note: One (1) reservation for the CAFE FEYA Gala Dinner is included in each CAFE 2015 Family Business Symposium reservation.

CAFE 2015 FEYA Corporate Table of 8 for $3,000+HST including preferred seating, various signage & logo placement and mention from the platform, click here for reservations and benefit details.  

CAFE 2015 FEYA Member Table of 8 for $1,925+HST, click here for reservations.


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.

Host Partner Opportunities  

By becoming a Host Partner, you support this community and the work of CAFE -- join the conversation and position your brand as a leader and supporter of family business in Canada! For a full description of the benefits of becoming a Host Partner of CAFE, please review our 2015 CAFE Family Business Symposium Hosting Opportunities guide.

Overview & Forms

Established in 1986, the Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA) is given annually by CAFE to recognize, celebrate and promote the achievements of Canadian family businesses and the considerable contribution they make to both their local communities and our national economy.

Each year the National FEYA Recipient is featured at a gala dinner during which they deliver a presentation about the history and success of their business family, followed by a presentation to the recipient . Prior recipients of this prestigious award include both larger companies such as E.D. Smith & Sons Ltd. and Rogers Communications and smaller companies such as Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company and the Saskatoon Funeral Home. To nominate a worthy business family in your area please complete the FEYA Nomination or contact your local Chapter. If you are a business family considering applying, please review, complete and submit the following application to your local Chapter, FEYA Application.

Past National FEYA Recipients

2014 - Capital Iron
2013 - Archway Insurance
2012 - The Halifax Seed Company
2011 - Saskatoon Funeral Home 
2010 - Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company 
2009 - The Bragg Group of Companies
2008 - O’Regan’s Automotive 
2006 - Dollco Printing  
2004 - Samuel Son & Co. Limited 
2002 - Cardinal Meat Specialists 
1999 - Sifton Properties Ltd. 
1997 - The BC Bearing Group
1996 - Byland Nurseries
1995 - The Price Family Group
1994 - St. Joseph Printing
1993 - H.J. Langen & Sons
1992 - Duha Colour Services
1991 - St. Hubert Bar-B-Q
1990 - Rogers Communications Inc.
1989 - The Pioneer Group
1988 - Tilden Rent-A-Car
1987 - The Bentall Group
1986 - E.D. Smith & Sons Ltd.

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