Junior Economic Club of Canada

Junior Economic Club of Canada

September 04, 2015 06:00 ET

Media Advisory: Students Pitch Business Ideas to Bay St. "Mega Minds"

Blue Jay Aaron Sanchez to Address Attendees

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 4, 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 the heart of the financial district. Students, giving up their last week of summer freedom, hail from across the GTA, Rama First Nation, Wikwemikong, and Iqaluit, Nunavut.

WHAT: Students will pitch their businesses plan to a panel of expert "Mega Minds" in a "Dragons Den"-style format. The Mega Minds will probe the ideas further and select the winner of the 2015 Bay Street Boot Camp Entrepreneurial Challenge.
Pitch Day Schedule:
11:00 a.m. - Student business fair
12:00 p.m. - Aaron Sanchez, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher delivers remarks
(Topic: Hard work and the road to success)
12:20 p.m. - Final groups pitch plans to panel of judges
1:20 p.m. - Interview and photo opportunity
1:45 p.m. - Event concludes
WHO: Special guest:
Aaron Sanchez, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher
Mega-Mind judges:
Mike French, Senior Vice President, Finance and COO, TD Bank Group
Carol Wilding, President, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
Tom Reid, Senior Vice President, Group Retirement Services, Sun Life Financial
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
Brock Friesen, CEO, First Air
Doug DeRabbie, Director, Government Relations, Ontario, Insurance Bureau of Canada
Student participants:
Fifty high school students from across the GTA, Rama First Nations, Wikwemikong, and Iqaluit, Nunavut
WHERE: TD Tower, 66 Wellington Street West
54th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5K 1A1
WHEN: Friday, September 4th, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

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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