- Canadian business leaders to be recognized at Gala Dinner Induction
Ceremony on May 1, 2013 -
TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - In preparation for the Gala Dinner and
Induction Ceremony on May 1, 2013, the Canadian Business Hall of Fame
today announced its 35th Class of Inductees:
Mr. Peter Gilgan, Founder and CEO, Mattamy Homes
Mr. Ian Greenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Astral
Mr. David Mirvish, President, Ed Mirvish Enterprises
Mr. Joseph Shannon, President, Atlantic Corporation
Each year, the Canadian Business Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates
the lifetime accomplishments of Canada's business leaders. These four
business leaders are being recognized for their business excellence and
outstanding professional achievements and enduring contributions to
"These inductees and the companions of the past represent and showcase
the power of knowledge, entrepreneurship and drive to succeed," said
Mr. Tom O'Neill, Chair of the Board of BCE and Bell, and Chancellor,
Order of the Business Hall of Fame. "The inductees have been chosen for
the significant contributions they have made to Canada's economy, its
citizens and the examples they have set for others."
"At the Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony in May, we will welcome these
individuals into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame where they join an
esteemed group of Companions and outstanding business leaders," said
Mr. Jos Wintermans, Chair, Junior Achievement of Canada Foundation. "As Companions, these individuals become mentors and role models for
Junior Achievement youth and Canada's future business leaders."
The Canadian Business Hall of Fame was established by Junior Achievement
of Canada in 1979. Companions are nominated by their peers and are
chosen by an independent selection committee representing Canada's
foremost business, academic and media institutions. As national partner
of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, Knightsbridge Human Capital
Solutions is responsible for managing the overall search by identifying
and shortlisting potential nominees according to key criteria.
The new members will each be formally honoured as Order of the Business
Hall of Fame Companions at the 2013 Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony
presented by Bell in Toronto on May 1,, 2013 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For information regarding
Canada's premier business gala event, please visit www.cbhof.ca.
The annual Canadian Business Hall of Fame Gala Dinner is the national
fundraising event in support of Junior Achievement of Canada. Proceeds
from this gala ensure that Junior Achievement remains a recognized
leader in the delivery of business education programs for young people
"By celebrating the achievement of today's business leaders, we are
helping to prepare youth for their role in tomorrow's business world,"
said Mr. Stephen Ashworth, President and CEO (Acting), Junior
Achievement of Canada.
About The Canadian Business Hall of Fame
The Canadian Business Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding
achievements of Canada's most distinguished business leaders, past and
present. Over 170 Order of the Business Hall of Fame Companions serve
as inspiring examples for all young Canadians and are featured in a
display in the Allen Lambert Galleria located at Brookfield Place in
Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit www.cbhof.ca.
About Junior Achievement of Canada
Junior Achievement is the largest youth business education organization
in Canada and plays an important role in developing future leaders by
providing them with the knowledge and confidence needed to define
personal success, gain financial responsibility and enhance their
workforce readiness. Junior Achievement programs are developed in
alignment with three pillars: entrepreneurship; financial literacy; and
work readiness. Last year alone, more than 226,000 young Canadians
experienced a Junior Achievement program from over 13,500 committed
business mentors. For more information, visit www.jacan.org.
Image with caption: "From left to right: Tom O'Neill, Chair of the Board of BCE and Bell, and Chancellor, Order of the Business Hall of Fame; Joseph Shannon, President, Atlantic Corporation; David Mirvish, President, Ed Mirvish Enterprises; and Ian Greenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Astral. Peter Gilgan, Founder and CEO, Mattamy Homes was unable to attend today's announcement. (CNW Group/Junior Achievement of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121115_C8802_PHOTO_EN_20778.jpg
SOURCE: Junior Achievement of Canada
For further information:
National Director, Marketing and Communications
Junior Achievement of Canada
416-622-4602, ext. 229