From somewhere in the Atlantic between New York and Virginia, Marie Gosselin is on the line, happy to talk about her new life as a marketing consultant and still in shock at being chosen the 2017 Pillar of the Quebec Produce Industry. “For 25 years, whenever the Pillar was announced at the annual convention, I always thought what great people they chose,” said Gosselin. “I never thought I could reach that level, and I was very honoured — and emotional — when I heard the news.
Between supervising 200 wild mushroom foragers across Canada and hunting edibles in Yukon forests with TV chef Ricardo, the president of distributor Morille (Morel) Quebec has had a busy year. Yet Simon-Pierre Murdock still found time to attend some 14 QPMA meetings, lobbying sessions with government, social events and Toronto’s CPMA convention as QPMA’s Next Generation intern for 2016-17, often commuting to Montreal from his home in Chicoutimi five hours away.
Outgoing QPMA president Roland Lafont says the past year has whizzed by in a flurry of meetings and events, and he’s proud of what he’s accomplished with the help of the association’s permanent staff. “It’s been the fastest year I’ve ever lived,” said Lafont, president of Vergers St.-Paul Inc.He’s particularly excited about the growing relationship QPMA has developed with the provincial government.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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