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Forty Under 40 Awards Gala

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

6:00 p.m. – Champagne reception
6:15 p.m. – Canapes and food stations
7:45 p.m. – Guests take their seats
8:00 p.m. – Welcome remarks
8:10 p.m. – Dinner service / award presentations
9:15 p.m. – Dessert buffet and afterglow reception


Casino Lac-Leamy
1 Boulevard du Casino
Gatineau, Quebec
J8Y 6W3


Single Tickets:
OBoT Member – $240.00
Future Member – $264.00

Corporate Tables:
OBoT Member Table of 6 – $1,440
Future Member Table of 6 – $1,584
OBoT Member Table of 8 – $1,920
Future Member Table of 8 – $2,112
OBoT Member Table of 10 – $2,280
Future Member Table of 10 – $2,520

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Brittney Meagher
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For 25 YEARS the Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal have been shining a light on young and rising stars in the Ottawa Business Community. Now 25 years old, Forty Under 40 is one of the most distinguished and sought-after awards for young business leaders in the National Capital Region.

On Friday, June 17, join us in Ottawa’s biggest and best celebration as we recognize the 2022 award recipients in the ballroom at the Hilton Lac-Leamy.

The awards are presented to forty up-and-coming business leaders, under the age of 40, who exemplify business accomplishment, professional expertise and community giving.

Congratulations to the 2022 Forty Under 40 Recipients!

Nadia Allibhai Associate Partner, EY Law LLP
Stacey Bedford CEO, Bandzoogle
Shawn Berube Vice President & Project Manager, Mueller-Hein & Associates Ltd
Jessey Bird Vice President, Marketing and Communications, United Way East Ontario
Alida Burke CFO and Co-founder, The Growcer
Kate Burnett President, Bridgehead
Darren Burrowes CEO, Responsible Choice
Mitchell Carkner CEO, Decisive Group Inc.
Ian Cascagnette CFO, Pythian
Jaiman Chin Vice President and Group Head, Management Consulting, StrategyCorp
Conor Cronin Partner, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP
Shane Currey Partner, Financial Advisor, Currey Insurance & Investments
Corey Ellis CEO and Co-founder, The Growcer
Shannon Ferguson Co-Founder & CEO, FanSaves
Dr. Rohit Gandhi Physician Lead for Eastern Canada, Rocket Doctor
David Gaylord CEO, Bushbalm Skincare
Carly Holm Founder & CEO, Humani HR
Kayla Isabelle CEO, Startup Canada
Adam Joiner CEO, BGC Ottawa
Brenda Kirkwood Director of Post-Placement Integration, Keynote Search
Michael Leaver Lawyer, Kelly Santini LLP
Julien Leclair-Dionne CEO, HomeFluent Realty Inc.
Nadine Mansour Vice President of Marketing and Business Operations, ROCK Networks
Kevin McMahon President, Park River Management Inc.
Jillian Normand Vice-President, Land Development, Glenview Homes
Seth Richards President, Westview Projects Inc.
Erik Rossmann President, Principal Architect, Rossmann Architecture Inc.
Tal Scher VP, Asset Management, Investor & GR, The Regional Group
Natalie Schuler Partner, Assurance Services, MNP
Riaz Sidi President, Sidi.io
Utkarsh “Karsh” Singh President, Soublière Interiors Ltd.
Cody Sorensen Director, M&A, Welch Capital Partners Inc.
Mathieu St-Denis Partner, BDO Canada  LLP
Pooja Suresh Director, Research & Innovation, Gastops
Laura Townson COO, Iversoft
Solange Tuyishime Keita President & CEO, Elevate International
Pierce Ujjainwalla Co-founder & CEO, Knak
Brent Weatherdon Department Manager, Special Projects, Cleland Jardine Engineering
Jason Wentzell Founder & Pharmacist, Extend Pharmacy Specialists
Christy Lynn White Chief of Staff, Fullscript

Attire: Cocktail Chic

Menu: * Please be sure to let us know of any food allergies or dietary restrictions. 

Food Stations:

The Vegan By The Slice Station Japanese (sushi) The Decadent
Korean-style falafel bites;
Coconut chickpea curry;
Poke bowl station: kimchi, marinated vegetables, tofu, nori, avocado, edamame, sesame seeds, Wafu dressing
Alberta striploin steak, brandy and Madagascar peppercorn sauce, assorted condiments
Sweet potatoe salad and coleslaw
Smoked salmon, cream cheese
Shrimp tempura
Spicy crab
Wakame salad topped with sesame seeds
Assorted choux pastries, tarts, verrines, macarons and French pastries
Sliced fresh fruit

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@ottawabusinessevents.ca 5 business days prior to the event start time to guarantee a refund. Ottawa Business Events reserves the right to deny refund requests submitted less than 5 business days prior to the event start time.

Ottawa Business Events reserves the right to close event registration 5 business days prior to the event start time, or when the maximum capacity for the event is reached.

Looking to be a sponsor? Contact Don Mersereau at Don@ottawabusinessevents.ca


Casino Lac-Leamy
1 Boulevard du Casino
Gatineau, Quebec J8Y 6W3 Canada


Ottawa Business Events
Ottawa Board of Trade