Junior Achievement of Canada welcomes the 2013 Companions into The Canadian Business Hall of Fame

Junior Achievement of Canada welcomes the 2013 Companions into The Canadian 
Business Hall of Fame 
Mr. Gilgan, Mr. Greenberg, Mr. Mirvish, and Mr. Shannon will be honoured at 
annual Gala Dinner 
TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - In recognition and celebration of their lifetime 
achievements, four leaders will be inducted as Order of the Business Hall of 
Fame Companions by Chancellor Mr. Tom O'Neill during the 35(th) annual Gala 
Dinner and Induction Ceremony. Taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention 
Centre tonight, these Canadian leaders will be honoured for their enduring 
contributions to the Canadian economy and society. 
This year's Inductees include: 


    --  Mr. Peter Gilgan, Founder & CEO of Mattamy Homes
    --  Mr. Ian Greenberg, President & CEO of Astral Media
    --  Mr. David Mirvish, President of Ed Mirvish Enterprises
    --  Mr. Joseph Shannon, President of Atlantic Corporation

The Order of the Business Hall of Fame is the highest honour of its kind in 
Canada. Each year, business leaders are nominated by their fellow peers and 
are chosen by an independent selection committee representing Canada's 
foremost business, academic and media institutions. The selection process is 
managed exclusively by Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, the National 
Partner of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.

"These Inductees and the Companions of the past represent and showcase the 
power of knowledge, entrepreneurship and drive to succeed," said Mr. Tom 
O'Neill, Chair of the Board of BCE and Bell, and Chancellor, Order of the 
Business Hall of Fame. "The Inductees have been chosen for the significant 
contributions they have made to Canada's economy, its citizens and the 
examples they have set for others."

"At the Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony tonight, we will welcome these 
individuals into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame where they join an 
esteemed group of Companions and outstanding business leaders," said Mr. Jos 
Wintermans, Chair, Junior Achievement of Canada Foundation. "As Companions, 
these individuals are mentors and role models for Junior Achievement youth and 
Canada's future business leaders."

The Canadian Business Hall of Fame Gala dinner night is a memorable 
celebration of inspiration and leadership and all proceeds from the event will 
ensure that Junior Achievement makes a positive impact in the community by 
supporting Canadian students. The event is presented by Knightsbridge, Bell 
Canada, sponsored by the official media partner, the Globe and Mail, and 
supported by over 80 companies.

About The Canadian Business Hall of Fame
Established by Junior Achievement of Canada in 1979, the Canadian Business 
Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding achievements of Canada's most 
distinguished business leaders, past and present. Over 170 Order of the 
Business Hall of Fame Companions serve as inspiring examples for all young 
Canadians. For information regarding this premiere event, please 
visitwww.cbhof.ca.

About Junior Achievement of Canada
For over 58 years, Junior Achievement learning experiences have helped young 
Canadians discover financial literacy, entrepreneurial and work readiness 
skills so they can achieve their highest potential as citizens of our global 
community. Across Canada, Junior Achievement reaches over 226,000 students 
annually with 13,500 dedicated business volunteers. Since 1955, over 4 million 
Canadian youth have participated in Junior Achievement business learning 
experiences free of charge. For more information, please visitwww.jacan.org. 

Background Information and Inductee Quotes

Highest honour in Canadian business
    --  The Canadian Business Hall of Fame was established by Junior
        Achievement of Canada in 1979. Companions are nominated by
        their peers and are chosen by an independent selection
        committee representing Canada's foremost business, academic and
        media institutions.
    --  The new members will each be formally honoured as Order of the
        Business Hall of Fame Companions at the 2013 Gala Dinner and
        Induction Ceremony.
    --  As national partner of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame,
        Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions exclusively manages the
        Selection process. In addition to a public call for
        nominations, Knightsbridge is responsible for identifying and
        short listing potential nominees according to criteria
        established by the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.

Honouring inspiring business leaders 
The Canadian Business Hall of Fame honours Canada's most esteemed business 
leaders for their life achievements and service to the economy, community and 
our country. Each year, Inductees are chosen as Companions to the Order of the 
Business Hall of Fame and receive the post-nominal designation C.B.H.F. for 
their enduring contributions to the economic development and prosperity of 
Canada.

As leading examples of achievement in business and in life, these individuals 
have demonstrated the qualities necessary to ensure the success and 
competitiveness of Canada in a global marketplace. Since the inception of the 
Canadian Business Hall of Fame, over 170 business leaders have been bestowed 
with Canada's highest business honour. This year's Inductees are:
    --  Mr. Peter Gilgan, Founder & CEO of Mattamy Homes
    --  Mr. Ian Greenberg, President & CEO of Astral Media
    --  Mr. David Mirvish, President of Ed Mirvish Enterprises
    --  Mr. Joseph Shannon, President of Atlantic Corporation

"I am deeply honoured to receive this award from the Canadian Business Hall of 
Fame and wish to say thank you to my amazing team at Mattamy Homes who 
supported in this incredible journey," said Mr. Peter Gilgan, Founder & CEO of 
Mattamy Homes.

"It is certainly a privilege to be inducted as a Companion into the Business 
Hall of Fame however this is about inspiring Canada's next generation of young 
business leaders," said Mr. Joseph Shannon, President of Atlantic Corporation.

"I feel honoured to be joining my father in becoming a Companion of the Order 
of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. It's great to work at something you 
love and even greater to have your accomplishments recognized and honoured by 
your peers," said Mr. David Mirvish, President of Ed Mirvish Enterprises.

"It is a tremendous honour to join business men and women who have so 
remarkably helped making our nation thrive and prosper. Having my contribution 
recognized by the Canadian Business Hall of Fame is truly a highlight in my 
career," said Mr. Ian Greenberg, President & CEO of Astral.

Business leaders inspiring youth
    --  The annual Canadian Business Hall of Fame Gala Dinner is the
        national fundraising event in support of Junior Achievement of
        Canada. Proceeds from this gala ensure that Junior Achievement
        programs enable students to learn first-hand from experienced
        local business leaders and gain the practical knowledge to help
        them prepare for their future careers.

"By celebrating the achievement of today's business leaders, we are helping to 
prepare youth for their role in tomorrow's business world," said Mr. Stephen 
Ashworth, President and CEO (Acting), Junior Achievement of Canada.

"Our annual Canadian Business Hall of Fame Gala is about showcasing the 
tremendous impact that business leaders and Junior Achievement have on young 
people," said Mr. Jos Wintermans, Chair of the Junior Achievement of Canada 
Foundation.

Kristina Fixter National Director, Marketing and Communications P: 
416-622-4602, ext. 229 E:kfixter@jacan.org 

Nayyarah Arshad Public Relations Intern P: 416-622-4602, ext. 226 
E:narshad@jacan.org

SOURCE: Canadian Business Hall of Fame

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