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It’s Almost Here: The 2016 Canadian Business Hall of Fame Gala Dinner & Induction Ceremony

CBHF 2016 Class of Companionsv3 Linda Hasenfratz, Gordon M. Nixon, W. Edmund Clark, Frank Hasenfratz.
Not pictured: Rick George.

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!

Daniel Kim
Marketing Communications Assistant, JA Canada

2015 Class of Companions_webLast year’s Class of Companions of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame

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Betty Ferguson at McDonald's on JA Day 2016 in PEI

JA Day in Prince Edward Island

Friday, February 26 was JA Day in Prince Edward Island. Thanks to everyone that came out and supported Junior Achievement of PEI at our annual JA Day at McDonald’s!  We had visits from His Honour H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor PEI ,Jennifer Evans from Newcap radio, lots of our amazing JA Volunteers, plus students Ashlyn, Will and Ava!

Special thanks to David and Mike McKenna of McDonald’s for donating $1 from various menu items sold on PEI that day to JA and to Shaugn Best and Gerard Murphy for representing our media sponsors, The New HOT 105.5 and Ocean 100.

All of the money raised on Friday will go towards providing free business education programs to students from tip to tip across PEI.

Betty Ferguson
President & CEO, JA Prince Edward Island