Top Canadian CEOs determine national champions at annual competition

Top post-secondary teams and entrepreneurs in Canada named at 2010 ACE National Exposition

CALGARY, May 13 /CNW/ - The 2010 ACE National Exposition was held in Calgary from May 10 to 12, 2010. Close to 1,000 delegates including the country's brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs took part in this annual gathering that effectively engages a variety of business leaders around the shared cause of building a better Canada.

Throughout the three-day event, post-secondary students from over 40 universities and colleges across Canada competed for prestigious national champion titles by showcasing their economic outreach projects and business venture achievements to judging panels composed of top Canadian executives.

After two days of intense competition, the following national champions have been named for 2010:

Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) National Champion - Ryerson University

Student Entrepreneur National Champion - Vincent Cheung, University of Toronto

HSBC SIFE Financial Education Challenge National Champion - Ryerson University

TD SIFE Entrepreneurship Challenge National Champion - Niagara College

Scotiabank & SIFE Go Green Challenge National Champion - Okanagan College

SIFE RBC Blue Water Challenge National Champion - Acadia University

Let's Can Hunger National Champion - Okanagan College

"As the official host of the 2010 ACE National Exposition, we at Forzani are thrilled with the outcome of this event, which was held in Calgary for the first time in the organization's history", comments Bob Sartor, Chief Executive Officer, The Forzani Group Ltd. "When you effectively bridge the gap between industry leaders, academic institutions and future leaders, greatness happens. This is what ACE does for Canada."

The Students in Free Enterprise National Champion will proceed to represent Canada at the SIFE World Cup taking place in Los Angeles California this October.

About ACE

ACE is a national, charitable organization that is teaching and igniting young Canadians to create brighter futures for themselves and their communities. ACE delivers a team-based program called Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) and an individual-based program, Student Entrepreneur. Last year, ACE students created 600 jobs, logged 260,000 volunteer hours, impacted 63,000 people, and generated over $40 million in economic activity. ACE is currently established on over 50 post-secondary campuses across Canada.

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For further information: For further information: Jaime Szegvary, Communications Consultant, ACE, (416) 619-8994,; Paula Worthington, Brookline Public Relations, (403) 538-5641 ext. 104,

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