MONTREAL, May 28, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, is pleased to invite media representatives to a ceremony for the awarding of stay-in-school scholarships, which will officially bring the 16th edition of Operation Back to School to a close. The scholarships, offered by Operation Back to School business ambassadors, will be awarded to eleven students who have made a daily commitment to stay in school, and who attended a presentation held as part of the program.
The patron for the 2012 edition of Operation Back to School is Sylvain Vincent, Managing Partner for Eastern Canada and member of the Canadian Executive Committee at Ernst & Young LLP, and Outgoing Chairman of the Board of Trade's board of directors.
|Date:||Wednesday, May 30, 2012|
|Place:|| Ernst & Young
800 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
|Photo session:||7 pm|
About Operation Back to School
For over 15 years now, Operation Back to School has annually allowed businessmen and businesswomen from all professions and sectors of activity to meet with grade 9, 10 and 11 students. Through one-hour presentations, the speakers share their educational, professional and personal experience with students in an effort to encourage them to stay in school. Operation Back to School's Gold Ambassadors—ArcelorMittal, Ernst & Young, and Vidéotron—and Silver Ambassadors—Comptables agréés de Montréal, L'Oréal Canada, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Montreal Hooked on School, and Ubisoft—will each award a scholarship. Operation Back to School is made possible through the financial support of MR3 Montréal Relève, in collaboration with Youth Fusion and Universitas Trust Funds.
About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members. Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.
For further information:
Please confirm your attendance by contacting Karine Abdel, Interim Advisor, Media Relations, by telephone at 514 871-4000, extension 4015, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.