The Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell
(UCPR), the Eastern Ontario Training Board, and Groupe Convex Prescott-Russell (GCPR) have joined forces to organize
a unique event in Prescott-Russell called the Rural Economic Summit of Ontario (RESO)
It is taking place April 30 to May 2 in Rockland at the International Hockey Academy. Louis Garneau,
president and founder of Louis Garneau Sports is giving the keynote address. His company does business in over
45 countries worldwide.
The Summit will address leading-edge rural economic themes. It will gather a prestigious array
of speakers of provincial, national and international reputation. These experts will share their views concerning
the regions’ present and future economic potential, underlining opportunities and challenges.
Our member of parliament, Pierre Lemieux supports the RESO. He says, "Having owned a small
business before becoming an MP, I can understand the desire of rural businesses to grow and prosper. The rural
economic summit will bring together rural business owners from all over Ontario and will tackle a number of important
themes, such as agri-food industry challenges, best practices, networking, and entrepreneurial initiatives."
For more information (participants, programs and speakers), check out the RESO website.