Exceptional Achievers Sharing Exceptional Stories

May 11, 2015

TORONTO, ON—May 11, 2015—Last week, a group of inspiring JA Achievers shared their success stories at the annual Canadian Business Hall of Fame Gala Dinner & Induction Ceremony. These Achievers are entrepreneurs, volunteers and active in their communities and we are proud to recognize and share their accomplishments.

Each year, six of our national award winners—recipients of the Peter Mansbridge Positive Change Award, the Peter Mansbridge Youth Leadership Award and the Deloitte Inspiration Awards—attend the Gala and have the opportunity to speak to guests and share their stories. With hundreds of Canada’s top business leaders in the audience, these Achievers deliver inspiring and moving speeches—with a sense of humour. Congratulations to the 2015 recipients!

From left: Miguel Widjaja, Peter Mansbridge, Valeriya Belskikh From left: Spencer Ray, Paris Morin, Lori Anthony and Jenny Lu.


This year we also had the pleasure of recognizing Chris Francis—an inspiring Achiever from PEI who, at the age of 24, has started his own successful coffee business. Chris attended the event with his girlfriend, Heather, and was the feature article of the Gala commemorative magazine, ACHIEVE. Read Chris’ story from the pages of ACHIEVE 2015:


For the complete magazine, read the ful version of ACHIEVE 2015 which includes profiles on the student award winners as well as the 2015 Class of Companions.

Congratulations again to this exceptional group of Achievers and thank you for being an inspiration to us all!


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