Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

November 10, 2009 08:15 ET

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario: Sens' Boss Tells Ottawa Students a Future as a CA Has No Limits

Featured speaker is Cyril Leeder of the Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2009) - A select group of Ottawa-area high school students are getting an exclusive look into the many opportunities available in the world of business at the No Limits conference being hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario on November 12. Approximately 120 students, nominated by their schools for their leadership skills and interest in university business programs, will be attending this daylong session, which features a presentation by Cyril Leeder, FCA, who runs the Senators Sports and Entertainment Group.

The No Limits conference brings Chartered Accountants from Ottawa's top businesses together with students most likely to be tomorrow's successful business professionals. During No Limits, the students will get the chance to meet CAs and discuss the many opportunities that open up for people who achieve the prestigious CA designation. Ottawa is hosting one of just four No Limits conferences being held in during the 2009-10 school year.

Among the day's highlights will be a presentation by Cyril Leeder, FCA, President of the Senators Sports & Entertainment Group. Cyril Leeder was one of a small group of people who landed the NHL franchise for Ottawa in 1990. Using the CA expertise he'd honed since receiving the designation in 1984, he developed the original business plan for the proposed franchise and arena operations, was instrumental in negotiating an ownership transfer in 2003 and continues to run the day-to-day workings of the operation today. In 2008, Cyril was honoured as the Business Person of the Year at the Ottawa Business Achievement Awards.

At No Limits, Leeder will be joined by representatives from major accounting firms, the Ottawa Senators/Senators Sports & Entertainment, Ottawa International Airport Authority, Bridgewater Systems, RCMP, NAV CANADA and other organizations. Prominent Member of Parliament Paul Szabo, FCA, will also be in attendance.

Media are invited to attend all or part of the No Limits conference and interviews can be arranged with organizers and participants.



WHAT: No Limits conference

SPEAKER: Cyril Leeder, FCA, President of the Senators Sports &
Entertainment Group

WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2009 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,
Mr. Leeder speaks at 1:00 p.m.

WHO: CAs hosting Ottawa-area students at business learning session

WHERE: Room 4101, Desmarais Building, The University of Ottawa, Ottawa


About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 33,000 Chartered Accountants and 5,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's internationally recognized standards of qualification and the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct. Ontario CAs contribute greatly to international and domestic investor confidence in the soundness of the Ontario and Canadian economies. The Institute's website is: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.guidetorulingtheworld.ca.

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