Who We Are


Region One Aboriginal Business Association is a non-profit organization that consists of Aboriginal businesses within the Region One area. We are committed to help promote Aboriginal businesses by networking and enhancing industry communication. Our mission is to ensure economic opportunities that will allow these businesses to grow. In the long term, we hope to grow a strong relationship between Aboriginal businesses. Full members of ROABA are at least 50% Aboriginally owned and majority controlled business.

ROABA consists of over 50 members and growing. See more about becoming a member and how it could benefit your business by checking out our member benefits page.

Board of Directors


PRESIDENT

Shawn McDonald

Born and raised in Lac La Biche, Shawn has been the Manager and owner of Black Scorpion Contracting Ltd since its incorporation in 1997.

His company is a proud sponsor of local charities and various events . Their preference is given to hiring local employees and subcontractors first and foremost as well as to support local vendors.

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Shawn is excited to bring industry service providers together through ROABA to pool resources in order to meet the needs for the industry clients in our local area.

“As your new President I see the importance of ROABA’s existence and the importance of its place in the coming months as our Industry recovers and our members get back on their feet.”

“One of my goals as your new President is to work on gaining your confidence and continue to develop our Associations objectives so that you see the benefits of your membership with ROABA.”

“In the coming year I would like to work on improving the relationship with our Industry partners and to establish ways that will allow us to become more accountable, productive and transparent, particularly as it relates to the Prime and Sub-Contractors, as well as the utilization of members using members within the organization.”

VICE – PRESIDENT

Brad L’Heureux

Company:  BKL Contracting Ltd.

TREASURER

Marilyn McDonald

Company: Swamp Cats Ltd. 

SECRETARY

Irene Harnett

Company: Jason’s Mobile Steam

DIRECTOR

Sherri Benson

Company: Sunshine Promotions

DIRECTOR

Daniel Quintal

Company: D. Kats Contracting Ltd.

DIRECTOR

Carol Thompson

Company: Adby’s Bus Lines

DIRECTOR

Tanya Germain

Company: Northern Wolf Mechanical

DIRECTOR

Dustin Rizzoli

Company: Edge Energy Logistics 

ELDER REPRESENTATIVE

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ROABA - The Region One Aboriginal Business Association
10135 101 Avenue Lac La Biche, Alberta T0A 2C0
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