National Award a Tribute to Regina Entrepreneurs

(Regina) Thanks to the momentum created by the city’s entrepreneurial community, Economic Development Regina (EDR)’s AudacityYQR movement has garnered another major award.

Presented each year by the Economic Development Association of Canada, the Marketing Canada Awards recognize the nation’s best marketing and community initiatives. The AudacityYQR movement, which was developed in 2017, was awarded the EDAC Cup, which goes to the top entry in all categories. AudacityYQR also won in the Brand Identity/Application category.

“Regina has always been an entrepreneurial city, and we’ve always been built on partnerships,” EDR President CEO John Lee said. “AudacityYQR reflects both. It’s successful because people have made it successful from the ground up. EDR is proud to celebrate the people and partnerships that our city what it is.”

Fueled by EDR and the Council for Entrepreneurship Growth, AudacityYQR supports and celebrates entrepreneurs from every stage of business.

“When EDR created the Council for Entrepreneurship Growth, we weren’t sure what the outcome would be,” Council for Entrepreneurship Growth Chair Jason Drummond said. “What we got was a group of passionate people who came together with a goal to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs and citizens at large to do great things – and to celebrate those successes as a community. This is just the beginning for Regina, and I look forward to more positive impacts from the Audacity YQR movement!”

To learn more about the Marketing Canada Awards, and for a full list of winners, visit

About Economic Development Regina Inc.

Economic Development Regina Inc. (EDR) is the lead agency for economic development and tourism marketing for the Greater Regina Area. We are a not-for-profit public-private partnership and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, with the City of Regina as its sole shareholder.