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Industry greats honoured at 2019 Golden Pencil Awards

Christian Bourbonnière, Cheryl Smith and Thomas A. Barlow took home the hardware from the Nov. 19 gala event in Toronto

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The Food Industry Association of Canada celebrated the career accomplishments of three individuals with its Golden Pencil Award earlier this month.

Christian Bourbonnière (previously executive vice-president and Quebec division head at Metro, currently president at Adonis Group); Cheryl Smith (previously general manager at Lactalis Parmalat Canada, currently CEO of Dairy Farmers of Ontario) and Thomas A. Barlow (president and CEO, Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers–retired) each received their award during a ceremony at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto Nov. 19.

To kick off the festivities, Canadian Grocer recognized the recipients of this year’s Generation Next awards. Twelve recipients were recognized for their contribution to the grocery industry. Check out the photos below:

 

 

 

Photos by John Goldstein

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