On Saturday April 21st, the network of Miramichi Young Professionals and Involved Entrepreneurs (MYPIE) will be hosting its 4th annual Gala and Awards Ceremony at the Miramichi Agricultural Exhibition Association. The evening will focus on the presentation of awards for outstanding achievements in the following three areas: MYPIE Entrepreneur of the Year, MYPIE Professional of the Year, and MYPIE Community Champion of the Year. In addition, a new award will be presented to one of the Top 10 volunteers under the age of 45 in our community. The new award is named – The Very Best People’s Choice Award. Voting for the People’s Choice award commenced in January.

MYPIE is seeking nominations for the entrepreneur, professional and community champion awards and nomination forms can be completed on our website  We ask that all nominations be submitted on or before Friday, March 9, 2012 (noon). Criteria for the nominations can be found on our website. We thank you in advance for your help with the nominations.

To be eligible, candidates must be residents of the Miramichi, or surrounding areas, for at least two years and be 45 years old or under. Each award has other specific criteria that must be met.

A selection committee will be formed and will consist of representatives from the business community and organizations of the Miramichi area. Eligible candidates can submit their applications through an open-nomination process. A candidate can submit their own name or a third party can submit on their behalf.

Tickets for the gala must be purchased in advance through Shannon Daley. You may contact Shannon at 506-778-5299 or email:

MYPIE Entrepreneur of the Year

This award recognizes and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and success found within our younger demographic on the River. Determination, dynamism and innovation are all words that represent well the young people involved in the business community of the Miramichi.

2011 Winner: Scott Campbell, Incline Sports
2010 Winner: Wesley Cabel, Portage Restaurant
2009 Winner: Brian Siddall, Trinity Sounds

MYPIE Professional of the year

This award recognizes a young civic-minded person that has excelled in their career or industry to date. Whether the achievement touched the lives of a few in your office or of many in the community or in the field of work, this person has the dynamism, positive attitude and drive to excel at what they do on a daily basis. Simply put, this person is an example to all in their fields.

2011 Winner: Adam Hayward, School District 16
2010 Winner: Michele Bushey, Addiction and Mental Health Services
2009 Winner: Lisa McCormack, realtor

MYPIE Community Champion of the year

Community involvement is a trait that we find in all demographics; this award has been created to specifically recognize the drive, generosity, and commitment displayed by a young person in their community. Whether you are a high school student or a professional with 10 years of experience, you must have shown outstanding community involvement, leadership, and a civic-minded attitude. You are one of the “doers”, a mover and a shaker that embraces community spirit and to whom the word volunteer really comes as a second nature.

2011 Winner: Tracey ‘Chopper’ Robinson
2010 Winner: Allyson Paradis
2009 Winner: Veronique Arsenault

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