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RIDEAU HELPS RAISE OVER $210,000 FOR WEST ISLAND COMMUNITY SHARES

CEO Peter Hart co-chairs as the 11th annual Red & White Evening raises 27 percent more than last year for funding vital services for West Island residents in need.
MONTREAL AND NEW YORK CITY, Feb. 10, 2015 — Rideau Recognition Solutions today announced that CEO Peter Hart, together with co-chairs Martin Thibodeau, President of the Quebec Headquarters of RBC Royal Bank and Olga and Leonard Assaly of the Leonard T. Assaly Family Foundation, helped raise $210,000 for West Island Community Shares at the charity’s 11th annual Red & White Benefit Evening on January 26.
Held at 40 West Restaurant on the West Island, the annual gathering brings together dozens of business and government leaders with community groups to further the goal creating a fully engaged community. Last year’s Red & White Benefit Evening raised $165,000.
 
“This is a personal cause for me. I’ve lived on the West Island for most of my life.  Over the years, I have seen the great work that many of the charitable groups West Island Community Shares funds.” Hart said. “As a group, we are feeding children, rebuilding neighbourhoods, and lifting up those who need it. We are a community that cares enough to share.”
West Island Community Shares serves the area’s more than 200,000 residents by providing vital services. Each dollar of funds raised will be redistributed as aid, adding to $9.7 million disbursed since 1998.
About Rideau Recognition Solutions
Rideau provides market-leading recognition and rewards solutions and cloud computing technologies to Global 2000 employers worldwide to boost revenues, manage employer costs, increase employee performance and exceed customer expectations. Privately held with headquarters in Montreal and offices in New York City, Paris and Bangalore, Rideau celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2012. Rideau is named after Rideau Hall; the capital city residence of Canada’s Governor General since 1867 and Canada’s equivalent to America’s White House. Find more information about the company at www.rideau.com.
“Mark has an impeccable track record,” said Peter Hart, Chief Executive Officer at Rideau.  “He’s a true People Artist who has effectively managed a wide array of executives and sales teams. The executive leadership team at Rideau and I believe he’ll deliver to our expectations and will help us drive client partnerships and relationships for years to come.”
“I’m thrilled to join the Rideau team as we work towards helping both employees and employers thrive and feel engaged in the workplace,” said Lindsay. “I have learned that a positive work culture makes all the difference in both satisfaction and productivity. I could not be happier than to work in this space, and for Rideau.”
In his new role, Lindsay will be responsible for helping and designing sales strategies, overseeing all aspects of sales activities and providing direction and guidance for all of Rideau’s sales and marketing teams.
About Rideau Recognition Solutions
Rideau helps Global 2000 employers inspire greatness in their people through the power of recognition and rewards. Rideau’s full suite of employee recognition and reward solutions are used to motivate and engage more than two million employees in more than 90 countries to adhere to their company’s values, increase productivity, boost revenues, achieve reduced costs from lower absenteeism and turnover, and improve overall customer satisfaction. Find out more at www.rideau.com.
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