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JABC Alumna to Speak at BC CEO Awards

JA British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce JA Alumna Tahlia Ifada will speak about her student business venture at the 2017 BC CEO Awards on November 8, 2017 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver.

TaliaTahlia, currently in her first year of Commerce at the University of British Columbia, participated in a JA Company Program through Brittania Secondary School Business Club, three years in a row.  This JA program empowers student teams to experience the excitement of planning and running their own small business venture.

In addition, she was a student orator at the 2016 Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremonies and her team, Bee Fresh, won the 2017 Celebrate Entrepreneurship Award worth $3,000.

About the BC CEO Awards

Presented by Business in Vancouver, the BC CEO Awards is an annual gala dinner where honourees share their leadership lessons to an audience of Vancouver’s business community.  This year’s event will take place on November 8th, 2017 from 6:15pm – 9pm at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC.  For registration information and list of honourees, please visit here.

About JA British Columbia

JA British Columbia (JABC) is a member of JA Canada who is a member JA Worldwide (JA), the world’s largest NGO dedicated to educating young people about business. Since 1955, British Columbia schools have relied on JA to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. In 2016, over 38,000 students in BC benefited from JABC programs delivered free of charge by volunteers from local business communities, who bring real-life experience into the classroom. JABC programs focus on work readinessfinancial literacy and entrepreneurship, giving students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders. Visit for more information.