2010 Order of the Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

- Annual awards program recognizes Canadian business leaders for outstanding achievement and merit; Gala Dinner Induction Ceremony set for May 11, 2010 -

TORONTO, Nov. 17 /CNW/ - The JA Canada Foundation proudly announced The Order of the Business Hall of Fame Class of 2010.

In preparation for the Gala Dinner Induction Ceremony on May 11, 2010, The Order of the Business Hall of Fame today announced its 32nd Class of Inductees:

    
    - Anthony S. Fell O.C.         Chairman, RBC Capital Markets (retired)
    - Jacques Lamarre O.C.         President & CEO, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
                                   (retired)
    - Kenneth C. Rowe C.M.         Executive Chairman, I.M.P. Group
                                   International Inc.
    - Paul M. Tellier C.C.         Corporate Director
    - Lynton R. (Red) Wilson O.C.  Chairman, CAE Inc., Chancellor, McMaster
                                   University
    

These five prominent business leaders are recognized for their business excellence and honoured for their outstanding personal achievements and enduring contributions to Canadian society.

"It is my great pleasure to announce these exceptional Canadians as Inductees for their personal accomplishments and the legacy they have created for future generations of aspiring young business leaders," said Mr. Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group and Chancellor to The Order of the Business Hall of Fame. "These five outstanding individuals have made significant contributions to Canadian business and society. This is the highest honour in Canadian business and they are all deserving recipients."

"Our Inductees are leading examples of achievement in business and in life." said Ross Maund, President, Junior Achievement of Canada Foundation. "Our responsibility is to ensure the next generation of leaders have the financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship skills to achieve similar success."

The Order of the 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.

The new Hall of Fame members will each be formally inducted into The Order of the Business Hall of Fame at the 2010 Gala Dinner Induction Ceremony in Toronto on May 11th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Tickets for Canada's premier business event are available by contacting Richard Friedman of The Order of the Business Hall of Fame at 416-622-4602 ext. 228 or rfriedman@cbhof.ca. Additional information is available at www.cbhof.ca

Proceeds from this gala ensure that Junior Achievement remains a recognized leader in the delivery of business education programs for young people in Canada. Annually, over 210,000 students experience Junior Achievement programs, free of charge, thanks to the generous contributions of businesses and individuals.

About The Order of the Business Hall of Fame

Established by Junior Achievement of Canada (JA Canada) in 1979, The Order of the Business Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding achievements of Canada's most distinguished business leaders, past and present. Over 150 members of The Order of the Business Hall of Fame currently serve as inspiring examples for all young Canadians and are featured in a rotating display in the Allen Lambert Galleria located at Brookfield Place in Toronto, Ontario.

About JA Canada(TM)

For over 50 years, Junior Achievement learning experiences have helped young Canadians discover financial literacy, entrepreneurial and work readiness skills so they can achieve their highest potential as citizens of our global community. Across Canada, Junior Achievement reaches over 210,000 students annually with 10,000 dedicated business volunteers in over 400 communities delivering a suite of eight national curriculum-matched programs. Since 1955, 2.5 million Canadian youth have participated in our business and entrepreneurial education programs free-of-charge. Junior Achievement advocates business in the community, foster the entrepreneurial spirit by inspiring youth to start-up a company, create a career plan and make better financial decisions. Get involved and make life achievements possible for your future customers, employees and leaders. For more information, visit www.jacan.org

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SOURCE THE ORDER OF THE BUSINESS HALL OF FAME

For further information: For further information: Rebecca Lucas, Cohn & Wolfe, phone: (416) 924-5700 ext. 4073, rebecca.lucas@cohnwolfe.ca; Tracy Nixon, JA Canada/Canadian Business Hall of Fame, Phone: (416) 622-4602 ext. 229, tnixon@cbhof.ca

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