TORONTO, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Today we celebrate the achievements of 20
dynamic young Canadians at the ninth Annual Top 20 Under 20™Award
Breakfast at Arcadian Court. Presented by Youth in Motion and
sponsored by Intact Insurance and Intact Foundation, the Top 20 Under
20™ Award has three pillars: Innovation, Leadership and Achievement.
Prepare to be inspired by their incredible accomplishments and
compelling personal stories, as the 2012 Top 20 Under 20™ Leaders
describe their innovative projects, community achievements and lessons
This unique event invites the public to meet and hear from 20
outstanding youth, each one selected after a rigorous and impartial
judging process. A highly supportive audience turns out to show its
confidence in Canada's top emerging talent and to learn about the Top
20 Under 20™ year-long leadership development and mentoring model. The
2012 award recipients range in age from 16 - 19 and represent a
cross-section of diverse communities from coast to coast. As part of a
leadership summit, Intact Financial Corporation will welcome the young
leaders to meet with senior executives.
"We're proud to celebrate the achievements of Canada's Top 20 under 20.
These bright young stars have helped build stronger communities in
Canada and abroad through their innovative inventions, social activism
and philanthropic efforts. The personal excellence exhibited by the Top
20 is truly inspirational," said Louis Gagnon, President and Chief
Operating Officer of Intact Financial Corporation.
The Top 20 Under 20™ Award Program major supporters include; Intact
Insurance, Intact Foundation, Astral Media Inc., PepsiCo Canada, The
Globe and Mail, Right Management, the Institute of the Chartered
Accountants of Ontario, The Keg Spirit Foundation, Studentawards.com, Winners Merchants International L.P., Right Management, Freedom 55
Financial, Spark Inc. and Aimia Inc. Top 20 Under 20™ rewards young
Canadians who show significant innovation, achievement, and leadership.
The 2012 Top 20 Under 20™ Leaders are: Ali-Faizan Virji (AB); Anjan Katta (BC); Brooke Harrison (ON); Danny
Huang (AB); David Wang (BC); Dheevesh Arulmani (ON); Dustin Garron
(ON); Jaxson Khan (ON); Joseph Linzon (ON); Kelly Lovell (ON); Marshall
Zhang (ON); Michael Peters (BC); Mingye Chen (BC); Mirian Dang (ON);
Molly Thomason (NS); Nicholas Schiefer (ON); Rameez Viji (AB); Sarah
Flaherty (ON); Vaibhavi Solanki (ON); Zane Schwartz (ON).
Bios for each recipient are available by emailing Jennifer Basso: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by Youth in Motion and sponsored by Intact Insurance and
Intact Foundation, Top 20 Under 20™ is a national youth award and mentoring program, offering recognition
and unique opportunities to Canadian youth. Top 20 Under 20™ rewards
young Canadians who show significant innovation, achievement, and
2012 Top 20 Under 20™ Award Breakfast: June 7, 2012.
Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, 8th floor, Simpson Tower
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
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For further information:
Jennifer Basso |Manager, Development and Communications
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Website: www.youth-in-motion.ca / www.top20under20.ca