Junior Economic Club of Canada

Junior Economic Club of Canada

August 31, 2015 14:00 ET

Jr. Economic Club Launches 3rd Annual Bay Street Boot Camp

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 31, 2015) - The Jr. Economic Club of Canada (Jr. EC), with a primary mandate to educate and inspire Canadian youth to become financially literate, celebrates the third annual "Bay Street Boot Camp," a five-day financial literacy course that brings teens into to the heart of the financial district. Students, giving up their last week of summer freedom, hail from across the GTA, Rama First Nation and Wikwemikong, and Iqaluit, Nunavut.

WHAT: Bay Street Boot Camp presented by the Jr. Economic Club of Canada
Erin Bury hosts Twitter Party (presented by VISA Canada)
Teens at Boot Camp and online take part in an interactive twitter discussion about their spending and
saving plans for the school year ahead.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Mark McEwan and teens talk entrepreneurs
Mark will guest star on an episode of Jr. EC TV along with a panel of teens. They'll discuss his road to
success and the new generation of entrepreneurs.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Molly Burke talks bullying and overcoming challenges
In her early teens Molly lost her vision to retinitis pigmentosa. Tormented by bullies, she suffered from
depression and anxiety. She now speaks to youth across Canada about how she found the strength to face
her challenges, inspiring them to overcome their own.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Pitch Day
Students pitch the businesses they've created to a panel of VIPs. The winning group receives $10,000
in scholarship money.
Friday, September 4, 2015
11:00 a.m. - Student business fair
12:00 p.m. - Final six group pitch to panel of judges
1:30 p.m. - Event concludes
WHO: Special guests:
Mark McEwan, celebrity chef & entrepreneur
Molly Burke, motivational speaker
Erin Bury, writer, entrepreneur
Pitch day judges:
Mike French, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Operating Officer, TD Bank Group
Carol Wilding, President, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
Tom Reid, Senior Vice President, Group Retirement Services, Sun Life Financial
Don Forgeron, President and CEO, Insurance Bureau of Canada
Jan Dymond, Director of Public Affairs, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada
Brooke Biscoe, Vice President, Business Development, Fundata Canada Inc.
Janny Vincent, President, Fundata Canada Inc.
Carla Hindman, Director, Financial Education, VISA Canada
Bert van der Stege, Vice President, Commercial, First Air
Student participants:
50 high school students
WHERE: Camp location:
25 York Street, Suite 1100
Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2V5
Pitch day location:
TD Tower
66 Wellington St. W, 54th floor
WHEN: Monday, August 31 - Friday, September 4, 2015

About the Jr. EC: President and CEO of the Economic Club of Canada, Rhiannon Traill, created the Jr. EC in 2011 with the goal of encouraging young Canadians to become financially literate. Over the last three years, the Jr. EC has accepted over 6,500 high school students and has given out over $60,000.00 in academic scholarships. For more information visit: www.economicclub.ca.

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