Escapade Eskimo and SADC Pontiac help young entrepreneurs connect

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From left, Brittany Morin, Crystal Dubeau (seated), Tim Palmer, Amy Taylor, Caroline and Sylvain Drapeau, and Richard Lance.

Lisa Boisvert



From left, Brittany Morin, Crystal Dubeau (seated), Tim Palmer, Amy Taylor, Caroline and Sylvain Drapeau, and Richard Lance.

Lisa Boisvert

THORNE – Sylvain and Caroline Drapeau, owners of Otter Lake’s Escapade Eskimo, hosted an evening for young entrepreneurs in partnership with the SADC Pontiac at Ladysmith Hotel, October 3. The evening focused    on making connections, expanding networks, obtaining new ideas, and succeeding in business. Young entrepreneurs were encouraged to         ask questions and share information about their businesses.
This is the second year Sylvain and Caroline have partnered with the SADC to offer such an event. “It’s good as an entrepreneur to work with the SADC to get answers. They meet the needs of young businesspeople,” said Sylvain. “We           partnered with the SADC to exchange information and learn about existing business in the Pontiac. When you know someone, you’re more likely to approach them to seek help or ask questions. This type of casual networking event helps with that,” added Caroline. 
In attendance were young entrepreneurs including Tim Palmer    who recently opened Plomberie Palmer Plumbing, Richard Lance and Crystal Dubeau, owners of Mystical Creations Printing and Promotions and a soon to be      opened restaurant called Rumours Resto Café in Otter Lake, Casey Snyder from Fanfare Design, as well as Holly Lalonde and Trish Racine from Hollywood Salon & Spa, who just celebrated their first anniversary.
Escapade Eskimo is currently in its 10th year of operation and offers various activities such as dog sledding, snowshoeing, sliding, and more.