September 17, 2013 13:55 ET

Three Canadian Leaders Define Their Journeys of Success at INSPIRE-York

Evening of personal success stories and professional advice at York University

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2013) - On Thursday, September 19, 2013 the 2013-2014 INSPIRE university series begins with INSPIRE-York at the Underground Restaurant at York University (4700 Keele Street, Toronto). The empowering evening features three accomplished guest speakers:

- Frankie "Flowers" (also known as Frank Ferragine) - Host, Breakfast Television Toronto & Best Selling Author

- Stefan Danis - CEO, Mandrake Executive Search & Best Selling Author

- Mary Dalimonte - Senior Vice President of Merchandising & Commercial Programs, Sobeys

The event begins runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and seating is limited. Included will be an interactive session with the guest speakers, who will share their stories, offer advice and take questions from those in attendance. It will also offer opportunities for attendees to network with the guest speakers and youth. Post- secondary students can register for free by e-mailing

"This is exactly the kind of outreach that should occur more regularly," says Frank Ferragine, INSPIRE-York speaker. "It's through sharing our experiences that we can spark the imagination of the next generation."

"We continue to see great success with our university series," says Luciano Volpe, Chair, INSPIRE. "Our committee and INSPIRE community are excited to kick off the academic year at York with plenty more events to come across Ontario."

INSPIRE offers several bursaries thanks to the generosity of supporters and partners. The bursaries help ease the financial burden of education for young people and support the development of tomorrow's leaders. Please visit for more details. The deadline for online applications is Monday, September 30, 2013!

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INSPIRE is about empowering young people to realize their potential through sharing of experiences and advice by Canadian leaders in various fields. Guided by a steering committee, student committee and an advisory board that includes Enrico Colantoni (Hollywood Actor), Rick Campanelli (Host of ET Canada), Rita DeMontis (National Food Editor at Sun Media) and Alex Rechichi (President of Extreme Brands). For more information visit

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