Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Canadian Youth Business Foundation

August 15, 2013 10:14 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Troops Wrap Up Intensive Week-Long Entrepreneurial Boot Camp at Government House

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Aug. 15, 2013) - Members of the media are invited to the closing ceremonies and graduation for Based in Business, a week-long, all-expense-paid entrepreneurial boot camp for transitioning members of the Canadian Forces. Based in Business is a key component of The Prince's Operation Entrepreneur, a program of Prince's Charities Canada, presented in partnership with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) and Enactus.

Earlier this week, 20 Canadian troops from across Canada gathered at the Paul J. Hill School of Business at University of Regina to participate in the award-winning boot camp to develop their business ideas through classroom presentations, seminars, discussions and one-on-one time with experienced professionals, students and faculty from the Paul J. Hill School of Business at University of Regina.

The closing ceremonies and graduation will be hosted by Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan and will feature keynote speakers Julia Deans, CEO, CYBF, who will be in Regina from August 15-16; Amanda Sherrington, President & CEO, Prince's Charities Canada, who will share a special video message from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales; and Brittany Bray, President, Enactus Regina, who will be on hand for interviews, along with Andrew Gaudes, Dean, the Paul J. Hill School of Business at University of Regina and Based in Business participants. To learn more, visit www.cybf.ca/poe.

Date: Friday, August 16.
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Graduation and reception
Location: The Henry Newlands Ballroom, Government House
4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina

Canadian Youth Business Foundation

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to growing Canada's economy one young entrepreneur at a time. CYBF looks at character, not collateral, when providing youth aged 18-39 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help them launch and sustain successful businesses. CYBF has been recognized as a global leader in advancing youth entrepreneurship, is a founding member of the global G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance, the Canadian member of the Prince's Youth Business International, and the Canadian Host of Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 18-24, 2013). Visit www.cybf.ca.

Prince's Charities Canada

Prince's Charities Canada (PCC) expands and enhances the Canadian charitable work of HRH The Prince of Wales. The work of PCC is focused on The Prince of Wales's core interests, which have been well established in the UK for more than 30 years. These include improving the lives of disadvantaged youth, education, responsible business, improving the built environment, regeneration of heritage and environmental sustainability. PCC works with existing Canadian charities already connected to The Prince and facilitates new opportunities for charitable organizations in Canada and the U.K. to work together.

The organization's objectives are guided by the work of The Prince's Charities, a group of 16 non-profit U.K. organizations, of which The Prince of Wales is President. These charities collectively work in 38 countries and form the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the U.K., raising nearly $200 million each year. Initiatives are focused on The Prince's main areas of work and are delivered by our partner organizations. Visit www.princescharities.ca.

Contact Information

  • To arrange an interview, or to attend the closing
    ceremonies, please contact: Prince's Charities Canada (PCC)
    Matthew Rowe (on-site contact)
    Manager, Charitable Operations
    416-967-2940 or Cell: 416-576-3969
    Matthew.Rowe@princescharities.ca

    Canadian Youth Business Foundation
    Lesley Wilmot
    Director, Marketing & Communications
    (416) 408-2923 x 2203
    lwimot@cybf.ca
    www.cybf.ca