Ontario and Maritimes 2019 Canadian Pet Community Award Winners Revealed by PIJAC Canada

PIJAC Canada is proud to announce the winners of the Canadian Pet Community Awards (Ontario and Maritimes)! PIJAC Canada called on the industry to make their voices heard by voting for their favourites in the following categories: Manufacturing or Distribution Sales Representative (Ontario and Maritimes) and Retailer – Independent Business. Over 300 attendees gathered at the PIJAC Canada National Trade Show Disco Dinner to watch the awards ceremony and celebrate the winners.  The Canadian Pet Community Awards presented by PIJAC Canada highlights the work of exceptional Canadian individuals and member businesses. These are the people who go the extra mile in educating their clients and readily offering support, in relation to animal well-being, the promotion of responsible pet ownership, customer support and outstanding community involvement.

Centre – Winner: Jim Steele – Can-Pet Distributors Inc. PIJAC Canada Board Members – Mark Hagen, Craig Brummell, Mike Campbell, Stéphanie Girard (CEO) Pierre Gadbois, Emily Corey (Facebook Album)

Congratulations to the winners!

 Cathy Bakhuis, Natural Balance – Sales Representative – Manufacturer Award
Erin Mawhinney, Leis Pet Distributing – Sales Representative – Distributor (Maritimes) Award
 Jim Steele, Can-Pet Distributors Inc. – Sales Representative – Distributor (Ontario) Award
 Raza Siddiqui, Pet O Pets – Independent Retailer Award

PIJAC Canada would like to thank those who took the time to write about their favorite candidate. We are proud to recognize all the nominees for their outstanding effort in the support of pet families, clients and the community. Our sincere gratitude also goes out to StreetDog Marketing for generously sponsoring the awards and to Farmina, Rolf C. Hagen, Petcurean and Morneau Shepell for sponsoring the Disco Dinner on Sunday night.

Congratulations to this year’s Ontario and Maritimes winners and nominees! It is companies like these who make our industry so special and the people who truly make a difference in the pet community. Visit our Facebook page to see what happened at the 2019 National Pet Industry Trade Show.

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