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Host and Narrator announced for JAPEI 2014 Business Hall of Fame Gala

 
March 20, 2014 Prince Edward Island

Junior Achievement, Prince Edward Island is announcing two-time Olympic gold medalist, Heather Moyse as narrator for the 2014 Business Hall of Fame Gala. CBC News Compass host, Bruce Rainnie will act as host the evening’s festivities as three outstanding business leaders are recognized. 

“Junior Achievement, Prince Edward Island is delighted that Heather has accepted our invitation to narrate the year’s induction ceremony,” says Bette Ferguson, President and CEO. “It will be an inspiring evening, where PEI’s community and business leaders come together to pave the way for its future entrepreneurs and leaders.”

The JA PEI Business Hall of Fame was established in 1998 by Junior Achievement, PEI to provide a link between the province’s economic heritage and the promise of a prosperous future by honoring key Island business people. The awards gala raises funds to support JA’s business and economic education programs that reached more than 4300 Island students this year in schools across the province. 

Donald S. Allan, Innovative Entrepreneur Agriculture Industry, Albert M. Ferris, Entrepreneur, Educator and Mentor and Arnold Wightman, Visionary and Island Business Entrepreneur will be inducted in to the 2014 Business Hall of Fame at a Gala Dinner on May 22, 2014 at the Delta Prince Edward.

Tickets are on sale from members of the Board of Governors or by contacting the JA office at 892-6066 or by emailing kcook@japei.org

About the Narrator
Heather Moyse is an exemplary role model in both sport and life. Heather is an inspiration to people of all ages, and stands as a symbol of what it is to be a true leader. It is no surprise to those who have met her that this Summerside native has won Olympic gold – twice. A exceptionally talented athlete, with a passion for and a dedication to sport, Heather left a wake of push-start records on tracks all over the world on her way to winning Canada’s first ever Women’s Bobsleigh Olympic gold medal with Kaillie Humphries on February 2010 in Whistler, British Columbia. Heather’s incredible performance in February of this year in Sochi, Russia further solidified her position as one of Canada’s truly great athletes – and an amazing ambassador for Prince Edward Island.

About the Host
Bruce Rainnie hosts CBC News Compass, weeknights starting at 5:00 pm on CBC Television. Bruce is also nationally known for his work with CBC Sports. Along with being a regular host on Hockey Night in Canada, he has been a broadcaster on six Olympic Games, bringing the excitement and pride home to Canadians. He recently had the opportunity to call the gold medal performances of Team Canada’s Men and Women’s Curling Teams at Sochi 2014. 

For more information:
Betty Ferguson, President & CEO
Junior Achievement, PEI 
902 892 6066
bferguson@japei.org

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