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Junior Achievement Inducts Three Business Leaders into Business Laureates of BC Hall Fame

5 - Laureate Inductees (web)

May 12, 2016 – Nearly 700 BC business leaders and their guests gathered at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Thursday, May 12th for the induction of British Columbia’s three newest members into the Business Laureates of British Columbia (BLBC) Hall of Fame.

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Lake View Credit Union helps bring Junior Achievement back to Peace Region

Lake View group

Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd, British Columbia – March 9, 2016 – Employees from Lake View Credit Union are bringing Junior Achievement (JA) programs back to the BC Peace River Region this spring.

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JABC 2016 Spring Newsletter

2016 Newsletter-Banner-Spring

March 9, 2016 JA British Columbia is pleased to release our Spring 2016 Newsletter. In this issue: JA Impact: Miguel Widjaja New JABC Website JABC Innovation Jam Winners Awards & Scholarships Economics for Success @ TRU Thank you Coast Capital Savings JABC Team Changes JABC Young Alumni Network From the President … and more. Click here to access […]

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Kelowna Secondary School wins JABC Innovation Jam 2016 Grand Prize

Team “Gardening to Give” from Kelowna Secondary, with Jan Bell-Irving, President & CEO, JABC (centre-left), and the Hon. Coralee Oakes, Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction (centre-right)

Vancouver, British Columbia – March 7, 2016 – JA British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that Kelowna Secondary School has been chosen Grand Prize Winner in the JABC Innovation Jam 2016. The student team’s winning business concept was Gardening to Give, a biodegradable gardening subscription box that would deliver local seeds and plants to homes.

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JABC launches new website – jabc.ca

New-Website

February 12, 2016 – We at JA British Columbia (JABC) have been working hard to improve on ways you can reach and interact with us. We understand that the Internet is the predominant way for businesses, educators and students to connect and access information. That is why we have developed a new and improved JABC website.

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St. John’s School wins People’s Choice Award in 2016 JABC Innovation Jam YouTube video contest

2016 Innovation Jam

Vancouver, British Columbia – January 26, 2016 – JA British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that St. John’s School in Vancouver has won the People’s Choice Award in the 2016 JABC Innovation Jam YouTube video contest! St. John’s School’s video garnered 1,321 likes during the 48-hour voting period. Team St. John’s company “E.A.T.S.” (Environmentally Advanced, Technologically […]

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High School Students Pitch Business Ideas at JABC Innovation Jam 2016

2016 Innovation Jam

Vancouver, British Columbia – January 19, 2016 – On Monday, January 18, 2016, 116 high school students from across British Columbia came together at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in downtown Vancouver for a day of innovative thinking and business competition at the JA British Columbia (JABC) third annual Innovation Jam. JABC Innovation Jam 2016 challenged and inspired grade 11 […]

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JABC 2015 Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter 2015

December 17, 2015 – JA British Columbia is pleased to release our Winter 2015 Newsletter.

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JABC engages business leaders at inaugural JA Leadership Breakfast

Jan Bell-Irving, JABC President & CEO, with panelists Al Jessa, COO, JOEY Restaurant Group; 
Kirsten Sutton, VP & Managing Director, SAP Labs Canada; Nabeel Sohail, JABC alumnus; 
Jocelyn Tien, JABC alumnus and Chair of JABC Young Alumni Network; and keynote speaker 
Tracey Arnish, Senior Vice President, People and Culture, Canfor Corporation.

December 8, 2015 – Over 250 business leaders and professionals representing 136 companies gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel on November 18, for JABC’s inaugural JA Leadership Breakfast. The breakfast and networking event brought together like-minded executives from various industries learning about and discussing the future workforce in BC’s business community.

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JA Impact: The Next Big Thing

JA Student Company BASECAMP Cards executives Maya Gay and Rachel Birrell

November 25, 2015 – A JA Company Program participant from Okanagan Mission Secondary in Kelowna is truly “the next big thing.” Maya Gay started BASECAMP Cards with classmate Rachel Birrell and they created a product that has everyone talking.

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