To say it’s hectic at the JA Canada head office these days would be an understatement. The 38th annual Canadian Business Hall of Fame (CBHF) Gala Dinner & Induction Ceremony is on May 12th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and the JA Canada staff is in the midst of supporting the CBHF team as they put together the final details of what promises to be another memorable evening of celebration.
CBC’s chief correspondent, Peter Mansbridge, will host the evening dedicated to honouring Canada’s most outstanding business leaders for their lifetime accomplishments in business and dedicated community involvement.
This year, the CBHF is proud to salute the distinguished 2016 Class of Companions: W. Edmund Clark, Rick George, Frank Hasenfratz, Linda Hasenfratz and Gordon M. Nixon. We pay tribute to each Companion not only for their professional achievements, but also for the example they have set as role models committed to the success of future generations in this country.
Of course, what also makes this evening so special for us in particular is the opportunity to also salute some of JA Canada’s top Achievers! Each year, JA Canada rewards the leadership and contributions of aspiring young people through its numerous national scholarships and awards. Four winners of the Deloitte Inspiration Award and the winners of the Peter Mansbridge Positive Change Award & Youth Leadership Award will be recognized, and some will even have the opportunity to speak in front of top business executives in the country during the gala dinner! Maybe these young Achievers will one day be inducted into the Order of the Business Hall of Fame, too.
As you may be able to tell by now, this is one of the highlight events of the year for us, and we are very proud to be a part of it. It is an important event: proceeds from the gala will assist us with expanding leadership development opportunities, volunteer growth, and digital delivery of key youth business education initiatives that support our 3 pillars: financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. We look forward to this wonderful evening with great anticipation and hope.
Visit cbhf.ca and follow @CBHallOfFame for more information about 38th Class of Companions, gala dinner details & nominations for 2017!
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